Residence – Wauwatosa, WI
Roof Type: Built Up Roofing
Seam Material: Asphalt
Roof Pitch: 1/2” to 12”
Roof Use: Porch below and Bay window area
Surrounding Area: Residence entrance and gardens below
Size: 200 square feet
Building Height: 12’
Details on roof: Gutter and downspout penetrations and dormer flashing at fascia wall.
Condition/Problem: The Built Up Roof (BUR) roof was failing due to age and weathering, causing multiple leaks throughout the field of the roof and along a wall to roof connection.
Special Project Problems: There are two roofs on this project. There is a porch roof and a bay window roof that have the same details. The homeowner did not want to remove the existing roof because of the Arts and Craftsman style architecture on this residence. Thus, a typical roofing repair or installation could not be used.
Solution: Completely sweep and clean the entire roof to remove dirt and debris in preparation to apply RX-915 Fluid Flash and RX-985 Super Silicon. SBS installers removed some flashing at the roof to wall details. Problem areas and all penetrations were identified and reinforced with RX-915 fluid flash and 6” fleece tape. After the proper amount of time to cure, the first coat of the RX-985 was applied to the entire field of both roofs, followed by an application of a second coat of the Super Silicon.
Result: A seamless, white reflective, silicon system that will last 20 years plus.
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