Roofing in Miami, Fla. has its own sets of challenges thanks to being in a High-Velocity Hurricane Zone. This means roofing products must meet stricter building code requirements to ensure that, when storms hit, roofs can better withstand impact from flying debris and remain intact. M3 Roofing is well aware of this, which is why it opted for Polyglass products in a recent reroofing.
M3 Roofing is a residential and commercial roofing company in Miami run by the husband-and-wife team of Xavier and Michelle Molina. The family-operated business is known for its commitment to excellence, quality and customer service. When called on to complete a 6,000-square-foot reroof project for the Brickell View Terrace Apartments in Miami, M3 Roofing selected a self-adhered, multi-ply roofing system for the job.
Brickell Terrace is a five-story condo complex situated minutes from the beach in the Brickell area in trendy Downtown Miami. The roof was due for a complete replacement, having numerous areas of leakage and having undergone repairs multiple times.
The reroofing project came with several challenges. The five-story roof was accessible only through the stairwell, there were multiple air conditioning units to work around, plus a wireless communications tower impeded progress. The building was also occupied, presenting a challenge when it came to turning off the air conditioning units to work on the roof and putting pressure on the roofing team to disrupt residents as little as possible. The M3 team needed a high-quality, durable roofing solution that was easy to install while dealing with these issues.
After removing the old roof to expose and clean the concrete deck, an asphalt primer was used to prep the deck before an underlayer of tapered insulation ISO was applied. The Polyglass multi-ply roofing system utilized Elastoflex SA V for the base layer and a Polyflex G cap sheet. A combination of ADESO® self-adhering technology in the base membrane and granule-free FASTLap® end laps for the cap sheet meant the M3 Roofing team could complete the project within a month with minimal disruption to residents.
“This project presented itself with many difficulties due to the height of the project and accessibility,” said Xavier Molina, chief roofologist for M3. “Using Polyglass products, we installed a quality roofing system in a timely and efficient fashion.”
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