Willard High, Willard, Ohio
ROOFING CONTRACTOR: M. Smith Roofing Ltd., Shelby, Ohio
The project features a 115-mil Gray Fleece BACK KEE HP PVC FRS membrane, fully adhered with FAST Adhesive; Sure-Flex PVC Contour Rib Profile; 2-inch SecurShield polyiso; and 2 1/2-inch SecurShield HD Composite board.
ROOF SYSTEM AND ACCESSORIES MANUFACTURER: Carlisle Syntec Systems
The Willard City School District recently built a new, state-of-the-art facility with classrooms, administrative offices and athletic facilities for its Kindergarten through 12th-grade students. The new facility provides much-needed expansion and modernization for the district’s 590 enrolled students. The 200,675-square-foot building, which contains separate wings for elementary, middle and high school, was completed in phases; the project began in fall 2013 and was completed in spring 2015.
There are many elements to consider when constructing a new building, not the least of which is choosing the right materials to ensure the building will perform for the long haul. This was especially important to the Willard City School District, as its students’ protection and comfort is an ultimate priority. Equally important, though, is quality of construction, which is why M. Smith Roofing was chosen to install the roof system.
M. Smith Roofing was tasked with finding a high-performance roof system that would not only provide long-term durability, but also would enhance the school’s modern aesthetic appeal. With 10 years’ experience installing Carlisle SynTec roof systems, M. Smith knew a Carlisle system would be able to meet the school’s criteria and even exceed district representatives’ expectations.
The Willard High rooftop is complicated with 18 different levels that contain more than 40 different sections. Because of the precise construction schedule, M. Smith Roofing needed a flexible membrane that would enable the crew to work in a variety of weather conditions to meet the project’s deadlines.
The roofing crew began by covering the entire metal deck with a reinforced polyethylene vapor barrier. The next step was to mechanically attach 2 inches of SecurShield polyiso insulation, using eight fasteners per board, directly to the vapor barrier. Utilizing FAST Adhesive, the team then installed 2 1/2-inch SecurShield HD Composite board, which combines a 1/2-inch high-density polyiso cover board with 2 inches of rigid polyiso insulation for optimal compression strength. Combined, this system boasts 4 inches of polyiso insulation with a 1/2-inch cover board, which will improve the building’s energy efficiency, particularly during Ohio’s cold winter months.
Once the insulation and cover board were securely in place, 10- by 80-foot rolls of Fleece BACK membrane were adhered with FAST Adhesive. Then 150-pound rollers were utilized to maximize adhesion. To flash around the numerous HVAC penetrations and pipes, the team used prefabricated gray PVC accessories, which were crucial to saving time and labor on the rooftop.
Willard High’s roof system qualifies for Carlisle’s 20-year Total Roofing System Warranty, ensuring protection and comfort for Willard High students for years to come while enhancing the profile of a modern, edgy campus that most students would be proud to call home.
PHOTO: Carlisle Syntec System