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Reroof Project Kick-Off | Roofing it Right with Dave & Wally by GAFDave & Wally provide an overview of the series and what you will learn as they tackle some of the typical project challenges along the way. GAF's Roofing It Right series "Reroof Project from Start to Finish" features Dave & Wally walking us through the stages of a commercial reroofing project.
What to Look for When Inspecting a Commercial Roof | Roofing it Right with Dave & Wally by GAFDave & Wally show how to get started with an initial roof walk. They share the typical things they will look for in assessing the condition of a roof to help determine whether it can be repaired or should be replaced.
How to Perform Core Cuts to Assess Existing Roof | Roofing it Right with Dave & Wally by GAFDave & Wally talk about the purpose of taking core cuts to properly assess the underlying structure and condition of the existing roof. They perform and analyze the core cut and show you how to properly patch the cuts you've made in the process.
How to Tear Off a Low Slope Commercial Roof | Roofing it Right with Dave & Wally by GAFDave & Wally walk through the steps of tearing off the existing roof on our project building. It can be a dirty process but there are tips and techniques for helping the tear off go more smoothly.
Assessing the Roof after Tear-Off | Roofing it Right with Dave & Wally by GAFDave & Wally will inspect the newly exposed original deck of the building to identify any areas which may need to be addressed prior to the new roof being installed.
Roofing It Wrong: HVAC Mishap | Roofing it Right with Dave & Wally by GAFDave & Wally highlight one of the many unexpected issues that encountered in a reroof project. This example includes finding that an HVAC unit has been installed directly on top of the previous roof insulation, without the proper supports. Dave and Wally work with the roofing contractor to remedy the proper support for this rooftop unit, prior to the new roof being installed.
How to Correctly Install Tapered Roof Insulation | Roofing it Right with Dave & Wally by GAFDave & Wally talk through the tapered plan created by GAF's Tapered Design Group, and show the considerations and steps for how the tapered plan gets installed across the roof deck of our project building.
How to Intersect Tapered Roof Panels For Proper Slope | Roofing it Right with Dave & Wally by GAFDave & Wally show us how to plan and install the right tapered panels to ensure an even transition and proper slope toward one of our project building's two roof drains.
Planning and Installation of TPO Membrane | Roofing it Right with Dave & Wally by GAFDave & Wally talk through the final stage of the process to install TPO membrane on our project building. They discuss planning the options for sheet layout, specific to the design, scale and orientation of the deck. As an alternative to traditional half sheets, they show how an installation technique called" fingers" provides the most effective and efficient approach for this job.
Principles and Options for TPO Sheet Layout | Roofing it Right with Dave & Wally by GAFDave talks through the importance of sheet layout on a building, emphasizing that because each building is often unique from the next, there is no "one solution fits all" option. In this illustrative example, Dave shows several options for the TPO sheet layout on our project building.