New Rubber Roofing System Installation
Warren Roofing did a complete tear off and replacement of the school’s aging flat roof system. Our crews installed a 30-year Carlisle Syntec EPDM Membrane roof, an extremely durable and resilient synthetic rubber roofing system designed for low slope roofs like those commonly used on school buildings.
Over time, the existing roof had begun to show evidence of drainage problems. During the new rubber roof installation, Warren Roofing also installed tapered roof insulation in several areas. Tapered roofing is used to create the proper slope, or pitch, to allow water to drain properly. This helped to ensure that the high school would not have issues with poor drainage or leaks going forward.
One unique aspect of the school’s roofing system was the existing slate roof over the front entrance. In the roofing industry, slate roofs are a dying breed and many roofing companies no longer replace them due to a lack of skill or knowledge. For Shaker Heights High School, the slate roof is an integral element of the building’s original architecture. Warren Roofing carefully replaced the slate roof, keeping with the historic tradition of the building and maintaining its consistent appearance with other buildings in the Shaker Heights School District.