Western Specialty Contractors – Peoria, IL branch was recently contracted by Jim Maloof Realty in Peoria, Ill. to install a new roof on its commercial office building, plus remove and box-in existing skylights with HVAC penetrations.

A portion of the building’s roof (16,700 sq. ft) was barrel shaped and featured a modified roofing system that had been directly adhered to a wood deck. Due to the extent of the roof’s deterioration and leaking, Western’s crews recommended applying a new TPO mechanically fastened roof on top of the existing one, replacing the gutters, installing TPO wall flashing, and removing and infilling the old skylights with HVAC penetrations. A TPO fully-adhered roof was recommended for the building’s flat concrete roof section (4,000 sq. ft).

Challenges faced by Western’s crews on the project included the removal and replacement of a large amount of rotten wood, removal of the skylights and working atop the barrel-shaped roof.

Western subcontracted with an HVAC company to unhook the roof top units, as well as re-route the wiring and piping inside them after Western had removed and boxed-in the old skylights. Boxing-in the abandoned skylight curb entailed mounting joist hangers on the wall of the curb and sheathing the area with plywood and flashing over the top with the roof membrane.

To keep workers safe on the steep roof, they wore harnesses and tied-off, and were encouraged to take their time while working. The project was completed within budget and took one month to finish. The end result was a beautiful, water-resistant roof that will protect the building from damage for many years to come.

About Western Specialty Contractors

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. Western offers a nationwide network of expertise that building owners, engineers, architects and property managers can count on to develop cost-effective, corrective measures that can add years of useful life to a variety of structures including: industrial, commercial, healthcare, historic, educational and government buildings, parking structures and sports stadiums. Western is headquartered in St. Louis, MO with over 30 branch offices nationwide and employs more than 1,200 salaried and hourly professionals who offer the best, time-tested techniques and innovative technology. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.