Cerac Corporation

Cerac EPDM Roof
Cerac EPDM Roof
Cerac EPDM Roof Installation
Cerac EPDM Roof Installation
Cerac EPDM Roof Installers
Cerac EPDM Roof Installers
Cerac Installing EPDM
Cerac Installing EPDM
Cerac Roof EPDM
Cerac Roof EPDM
Cerac Roof Removal
Cerac Roof Removal
 

The Cerac Corporation in Milwaukee had a unique request of our staff in the summer of 2006, design a system of roofing that would accommodate the high volatility chemicals that they work with on a daily basis. When our roofing inspector visited with the facilities engineer at Cerac for the first time, the first comment he made was, "I've never seen this many layers of roofing on a building!" When he performed a test-cut of the roofing system he found 18.5” of different roofing systems in place over a 1.5” structural concrete deck!

The first decision we made was to remove and dispose of all layers of roofing materials after performing several asbestos tests! Once we determined that no asbestos was present in the existing roofing systems, we began to construct a design of what the roofing system would look like. The current roofing system had a lightweight concrete tapered-system reinforced with fencing-wire, and removing it necessitated replacing it with something a bit more modern and light-weight.

Our solution was to supply a #2.0 Density tapered-insulation system, fully adhered to the concrete decking surface in multiple layers in a DOW Chemicals roofing insulation-adhesive product called "Insta-Stik". We then fully adhered a 60 mil EPDM single-ply membrane over the insulation system, chosen for its superior resistance to chemical attack (Cerac Corporation manufacturers chemical compounds for NASA among other similar clients, and some of the residue had caused the original roofing system to fail.)

The tear-off is still one of the most difficult tasks any of our workers have faced; the number of penetrations, dangerous chemical pipelines, depth and scope of the tapered lightweight concrete with reinforcing wire and even the access to the jobsite made it one of our proudest accomplishments. We had no direct access to the roofing areas we were performing work on: only a bobcat was able to traverse the terrain to load materials and dispose of the debris! 18.5" of debris is a great amount, so we carefully staged the project so that we would never expose the interior of the building for more than a few hours at a time: their chemical processes below offer very little room for error and while we never leave a roof exposed overnight, it was of extreme importance to the client that we cover the roofing that we removed within about four hours.

The project we created for Cerac Corporation included the removal of several large ventilation towers, one was almost 60’ tall and was guy-wired to the roofing sections we were installing. The blowers in use at the facility were so heavy that we had to use a combination of a large-boom crane, specially-designed mechanical lifting jacks and an engine hoist because of the awkward placement of the equipment and the lack of crane-placement!

The completion of this job in a safe and timely manner while maintaining the highest quality should show any prospective client that you are not dealing with just an average roofing company here at Roofed Right America, you are dealing with the best! The proof we have to offer here is the fact that we almost forgot to mention: only three of the most prestigious roofing companies in the Milwaukee area would even provide the Cerac Corporation with estimates to perform the work requested: the facility engineer had attempted to get over ten different roofing companies to give him estimates before he found three willing companies! We are the Milwaukee roofing company you should be dealing with for your next project: let us prove it to you!

Contact Milwaukee EPDM roofing experts at Roofed Right for a quote.

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