Here are some of the many challenges Nations Roof was able to overcome:
- Inclement weather plagued this project from the very beginning. Nations Roof created a detailed plan to tackle small chunks at a time to allow for thorough and effective tie ins—once the bad weather hit, there was no telling how long it would be before the crew could return to the job. And with the business being in full operation during the re-roof project, it was critical that everything was watertight to prevent damage to the kitchen and dining areas below.
- When the old asphalt roof was torn off, Nations Roof found ceiling tiles that had been glued directly to the underside of the plywood roof deck. Roofing technicians just going about doing their daily activities would cause the ceiling (that is actually the plywood roof deck) to flex and bow, causing displacement of some of the ceiling tiles. It was imperative that Nations Roof installed interior protection to prevent damage to the kitchen and dining areas below.
- As the bad weather prevailed, the project became very delayed, much to everyone’s chagrin. Thirsty Lion agreed to a revised timeline, and Nations Roof commissioned a second crew to join the project to make up for the lost time.
- Managing two separate teams can in of itself present challenges, navigating different management styles and varying methods of doing things. But the foremen were able to put egos aside and worked together to optimize the benefit of having two expert roofing teams on the job.
- PVC doesn’t work well if it encounters asphalt and so when the old asphalt roof was removed, Nations Roof employed the use of leaf blowers and brooms to painstakingly remove all traces of asphalt. This ensured the new installation surfaces were spic and span, providing optimal conditions for the membrane to adhere to the substrate. After installation was complete, the crew performed another cleaning of the membrane to ensure there was no asphalt contamination and that the membrane was bright white.
- With multiple penetrations and curbs, the installation required determination from the crew to carry out what can be very tedious work. See the photos below for an example of the precise detail work.
Adding another twist of complexity to the project, Thirsty Lion was also expanding their outside seating area at the same time the roof was being replaced. This involved an extra level of communication between Nations Roof and the general contractor to ensure the needs of both project teams were being addressed and making sure the safety of the project teams and the patrons were at the forefront of all work being carried out.
Despite what felt like never-ending rain and a later than initially hoped for completion date, the customer was very happy. When the manufacturer’s representative for Sika Sarnafil came out to inspect the finished job they found zero issues for Nations Roof to address. It was a 100% clear punch list!
Nations Roof continues to reinforce its track record of award-winning safety, strong project management, communication skills and expert craftsmanship. Thirsty Lion stands as an example of how streamlined communications between the business owner, the roofing consultant, and all other tradesmen brought the project to successful fruition with zero incidents on the roof and zero punch list items from the manufacturer.
Nations Roof continues to lead by example, underscoring its position as the #1 commercial roofing company in the US. We welcome the opportunity to present a bid on your next project and to demonstrate our commitment to the highest standards of quality, safety, and expertise.