Building Management Hawaii August/September2013 - (Page 18)

Roofing Project Complete When a project goes right, everyone is happy. By Eleilani Madden E very roofing project is different, and many things factor into each one—from scope of work and meeting updated codes to materials and aesthetics. So we thought we might offer you an example of one of our recent projects to give you an idea of what to expect. Let me begin by saying that this project took place over a 7-week period, from Nov. 14 to Dec. 30, over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We don’t recommend doing major projects during this time of year, but the association was in a rush to take advantage of end of the year solar tax credits. The Team Job Name: Aikahi Gardens Reroof, Kailua, Oahu Project Profile: Bob Sommers, Malarkey product representative for Hawaii and Pacific Islands Roofer: On-Top Roofing Crew, 12 men General Contractor: Adon Construction – Solar Installation On-site Independent Roof Consultant: Kevin Vallente Project Challenges Last year, after spending close to $20,000 on a roof with reoccurring problems, expenses and ongoing repairs, the owners became frustrated. The decision to install PV panels on the buildings meant the owners needed to explore options to find a quality, durable roof system that would outlast the life of the PV panels. Working with architect Ralph Allen of Grace Architects, the owners worked through the design and Aikahi Gardens selection process, while trying to meet the solar rebate deadline before the end of the fiscal year. “Starting November 14th was a challenge for us, but we were confident we could meet their demands,” says Kevin Vallente, project manager and independent roof consultant for On-Top Roofing. Scope of Work: Aikahi Gardens • Reroof over existing old shingles (existing material a mix of Pabco and CertainTeed). • Materials: - Malarkey Legacy® Scotchgard™ - 1,100 squares with UDL (underlayment) - 28 Buildings with 25 to 30 squares of solar PV panels per building • Install UDL roofing underlayment over existing roof material • Install Malarkey Legacy using 6 nails in ‘The Zone’ • Install Ohagin Roof vents near peak of roof; increase number of intake soffit vents to create a more efficient vented attic space • While installing roof material, simultaneously install lag-boltstanchions (60 penetrations per building), integral to the roof as support for PV rail-system • Install all new step flashings and counter flashings 18 August - September 2013 BMH Working closely with the PV crew from Adon Construction, On-Top Roofing had to be mindful of the property’s landscaping, and careful not to disturb the daily life of Aikahi Gardens’ tenants during the reroof process. “We knew it would be a challenge to deal with the tight time constraints and obstacles of reroofing buildings that are so spread-out. The coordination between us and the PV installer was critical to make this job a success,” says Vallente. “By December 21, we had only a few more roofs to complete. The crews worked really well together, 6 days a week, to meet the client’s needs.”

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii August/September2013

ROOFING Top 3 Roof Savers
Mix It Up: cool roofing, wood shake and solar reflective shingles
Townhomes Cool Off From The Top Down
What’s Trending & Why? Smart and sunny solutions
White Out!
A Good Match: New roof gives local shopping center a fresh look.
Stone Meets Metal For Lasting Roofs
Project Complete: When a project goes right, everyone is happy.
PLUMBING Safe & Simple Drains
Project Repipe
Saved From Spots: Small Things can make a big difference
Repiping With PEX
LANDSCAPING Emerging Trends
Irrigation: Too Much of a Good Thing
On Site: An Exercise of Tolerance

Building Management Hawaii August/September2013