Polyglass U.S.A. Inc. teamed up with D&D Roofing, a roofing contractor in Nevada, to provide a new roofing system for a Shriner’s Kerack in Reno, Nev. Shriner’s International is a 501C organization consisting of a network of regional chapters, run primarily by volunteers, that offer support and services to those in need across the U.S. and abroad.
For the Kerack project, the Polyglass Special Projects team concluded that the facility needed far more than the project budget could support and decided it was critical to provide assistance for the complicated reroofing project. Polyglass offered to work with D&D Roofing on an entirely new roof design that would meet the Kerack facility’s needs. D&D Roofing came up with new roof design that included components to strengthen the building diaphragm. The team chose a multi-ply modified bitumen roof system with puncture resistance.
After installing the insulation board, a layer of Polyglass’ SBS self-adhesive (SA) base membrane was installed, along with Elastoflex SA Base, a high-performance polyester reinforcement. To add weathering and puncture resistance, the D&D Roofing crew installed an SBS granulated cap sheet with a reinforced polyester mat (Elastoflex S6 G) by torching means, effectively fusing all layers of the assembly as a monolithic layer resulting in 270 mils of membrane. The blended color added UV resistance and a visually attractive look to the completed roofing.
With Polyglass’ contribution of providing all the modified bitumen and related membrane accessories at no cost the Shriner’s for this project, the result was a heavier-duty roofing system. It also allowed the Shriner’s to reroof the entire facility and make needed deck enhancements to the building.
As a result of this project, this local Shriner’s facility can continue to provide critically needed meeting and transportation services for children and their families, giving them opportunities for no-cost medical care, and offer local residents in the Reno/Sparks area with a low-cost gathering place, all without the worry of a troublesome leaking roof.