Mold!

When we received a phone call from a distraught home owner we knew what had to be done and leapt into action.  First we inspected the roof for damage and when we found copious amounts of mold, we knew this was a serious replacement situation. The existing torch on membrane was only seven years old, but had rotted clear through due to a lack of proper ventilation.

We provided the client with a bid and summary of the circumstances, citing the issues at hand and what it would take to address them. Then we got down to business.

With a crew of six of our expert roofers we set upon tearing away the existing roof to reveal the mold and damaged wood which we diligently cleared away. We sprayed down the various cavities in the roof to kill the mold and any resident spores, and tore out the sections of the roof which would need replacing. Naturally, much of the insulation was mold infected and had to be thrown out.

We then set upon replacing the insulation, and strapping the roof twice, in opposing directions, finally resheeted the roof with half inch plywood. With two opposing layers of strapping below the roof sheathing, it ensures complete airflow throughout the new roof to prevent moisture from building up and future mold from reoccurring.

A ventilation curb runs the length of the roof to allow soffit to ridge airflow. New 26 ga. cap flashing to all of the perimeter, creating a beautiful seal upon a layer of IKO’s Torchflex brand torch-on membrane.

This time around, KC’s Contracting found their needs addressed by Roof Centre who supplied the materials at the right price, and in the time frame we needed them.

In just under two weeks, our clients roof was turned from biological hazard to a quality KC’s portfolio piece, warranted for decades to come.

Location

Kelowna, BC
Canada
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