December 13, 2020
Atlanta-based Mid-South Roof Systems recently completed two re-roofing projects on behalf of owner First Industrial Realty Trust. The projects included re-roofing operations over two open and active facilities in metro Atlanta’s McDonough submarket where daily operations could not be interrupted.
At 175 Greenwood, a 234,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility built in 2003, Mid-South installed a mechanically-attached, 60‑mil thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing membrane from manufacturer Johns Manville. The TPO formulation delivers a high-performance ozone resistance, cool roof reflectivity and overall weather resistance. The existing roof at the facility was EPDM synthetic rubber roofing membrane over two-inch polyisocyanurate (ISO) insulation over a metal deck.
The re-roofing project at 175 Greenwood also included a half-inch thick high density ISO insulation coverboard, which provides the highest thermal performance rating compared to other half-inch thick cover boards. Additionally, the bid included the replacement of all skylights at the facility and included a 15-year no dollar limit warranty.
Nearby at 80 Liberty, a 123,500-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility built in 2001, Mid-South installed a mechanically-attached, 60‑mil TPO roofing membrane from manufacturer Johns Manville. The existing roof at the facility was a ballasted EPDM rubber roofing membrane over two-inch ISO insulation over a metal deck.
The re-roofing project at 80 Liberty also included the removal of 615 tons of rock from the roof as well as a 15-year no dollar limit warranty.
Both projects included strategic staging areas and safety plans for the occupied buildings as well as a commitment to the promised timelines.
“Mid-South’s operations team maintains frequent communication throughout each phase of each project,” said Crystal Barney, commercial business development executive at Mid-South Roof Systems. “We take pride in tailoring projects to the preference of each customer and our pre-construction meetings assist with identifying priorities for a successful project.”
Maintaining the health of a roofing system is one of the most important tasks to accomplish as the owner/manager of an industrial property. But keeping track of a roof system’s current condition and history can be challenging. Items to track include scheduled roof inspections, preventative maintenance, roof repairs and reroofing
Mid-South Roof Systems offers a variety of roof maintenance plans tailored to fit the needs of each individual customer. Maintenance plans include regular inspections for signs of aging and are instrumental in keeping a roofing system clear of debris. By monitoring the speed of a roof’s deterioration, it is easier to anticipate major repairs and schedule routine maintenance that can prolong the lifespan of a commercial roof.
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