Project Name: Taconic Hills Central School District
Completion Date: 2010
Architect: SEI Design Group Architects, PC
The Taconic Hills Central School District building was initially constructed in 1999 to consolidate all area schools for grades K-12. Despite it only being 10 years old, numerous roof leaks and patches conditions were incurred due to poor workmanship in the original installation.
Infrared scans were conducted to identify wet areas of existing insulation which would need to be removed/replaced. Arris contracting was hired to manage a reroofing project utilizing fleece back EPDM membrane full adhered to the existing roofing with low rise adhesive.
A total of 128,000 SF of membrane was installed, along with new reglets, flashings, and metal roof edge. The use of this membrane system enabled the school district to resolve a chronic problem for only a fraction of the cost if a whole new roof system was installed.
One of the challenges that were faces during this project was the record breaking temperatures during the summer of 2010. Roof temperatures were reaching 1400 by late morning which created difficulty with the adhesive which set up too quickly. To resolve this issue, workers started at 5 A.M. and the adhesive type was revised to the olybond 500 which has better workability at higher temperatures.