Some projects are like a puzzle: complicated with many steps you have to put together in just the right way to get the job done. Our recent commercial roof project at the Northwestern School of Law was one such project.
The building, located at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Lake Shore Drive, presented several challenges for completing this commercial roof project.
The logistics of the building's location proved the largest obstacle to navigate. With Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan fronting the building, and additional University buildings surrounding it, dumpster placement, debris disposal and roof access were all concerns that had to be dealt with. To aid in this, scaffolding was installed by Prime Scaffold to provide roof access and to protect pedestrians walking on the sidewalk below.
The roof was removed down to the concrete decking and was replaced with a Johns Manville Cold Applied Built-up Roof System that included vapor barrier, multiple layers of insulation to meet city building codes, multiple layers of modified ply sheets and gravel. On all sloped areas of the roof a Stainless Steel Standing Seam roof was installed. All new counter flashing - including door sills - was installed as well. New custom steel doors and door frames and new roof drains were installed as part of the commercial roofing project. Exhaust and intake louvers were also removed and new Custom Louvers were installed, including construction of a new base support wall.
While the project could have been incredibly difficult to complete, the pros at Waukegan Roofing were able to complete the project on-time and on-budget. We are honored to have been part of such an interesting project.