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Maysville R-I School District

In early summer 2015, Robert Smith (Superintendent) and Mike Greer (Facilities) were faced with the challenge – how to repair leaky roofs without depleting capital reserves. The solution came in the form of a long-term roof replacement plan utilizing pressure equalization technology. The most critical replacement projects were identified and presented to the Board of Education for approval.

WindSmart assisted the district in the development of the project and the replacement of each roof assembly. Through a process of detailed analysis, a myriad of options were evaluated with recommendations, options and budgets provided to the Board of Education. The chosen assembly consisted of a highly insulated 90-mil EPDM configuration. This combination of materials has proven itself to be long-lasting and virtually impervious to any possible weather event (wind, water. and hail). The project was competitively bid and successfully implemented during the fall. Because the system did not require tear off of existing materials, the roof was replaced during the academic year without disruption to school activities.

The project was developed to achieve cost effective and long lasting roof assemblies, including:

  • Code compliance with wind uplift resistance engineered to ASCE standards (90 MPH)
  • High energy efficiency – R30 insulation
  • Continual moisture mitigation through a process of controlled air exchange
  • A high level of environmental stewardship which avoided roof “tear off”, thus allowing 100% recycling of existing air barrier and insulation material
  • Non-disruptive installation method (installation during the school year)

Location:

Maysville, MO

Owner:

Maysville R-I School District

Roofing Contractor:

WindSmart Approved Applicator

Square Footage:

25,000 sq. ft.

Materials:

90-Mil EPDM

Year Completed:

2015