Historic Landmark District, Kenwood, Chicago - roofing

Water had infiltrated under the roof to the point that it was like walking on a waterbed in certain location. The number of previous roofs required removal of the existing roofs, which included the original roof from 1910. We wanted to provide a smooth surface for the new roof to promote drainage and to minimize undulations in the roof membrane. We were able to use a sheathing that provided a fire-rating as well as a smooth substrate for the new roof.

The new roof was coated with a high-reflectivity finish to reduce solar heat gain. Copper flashing was used because of its resistance to corrosion and its longevity.