Award-Winning Residential Roofing Project - AFTER - Project Profile
A 1920s east Dallas home
Recently, Scott Exteriors won a Golden Hammer award for residential roofing excellence from the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association for a re-roofing project in old east Dallas. It was completed after the June 6, 2012 hail storm that hit the Lakewood area of Dallas, Texas. The project posed numerous, unique challenges related to logistics, storm clean up, dry-in, solar panels, historical designation requirements, safety, customization and more. The home’s existing tile roof was damaged so badly by the hail storm that it was featured on WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas/Fort Worth as part of the station’s hail storm coverage.
For the re-roofing process to begin, many careful preparations had to be made. Scott Exteriors designed a custom copper drip edge to elevate the tile to the proper height, cover the fascia properly and allow excess water under the tiles to drain past the metal. The copper valley metal was custom-designed for the specific tiles, according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Custom copper footings were then designed similar to lead collar flashing, to flash all 54 of the solar panel footings. The final custom work for the copper was created with intricate counter flashing that was cut in different sizes to flash wall/window/wall/window sided roof slopes.
When the new tile that the homeowner selected was ready to be installed, it had to be hand-carried up to the roof because sky lift equipment could not be used. The 4,000 square foot home has 3 stories, and the tiles were so heavy that only 3 could be carried to the roof at a time.
Working on a roof to clean off heavy tile debris and then man-loading 3 heavy tiles at a time up a 3-story ladder made this project particularly challenging, and made safety a high priority! The Scott Exteriors crew followed all OSHA safety guidelines throughout the project, using full rope and harness sets and safety boards around the house. As a result, the project was completed with no accidents or injuries.
In total, it took 3 weeks to install the beautiful Ludowici tile, integrating the custom copper flashing. There were roughly 30 different roofing surfaces, requiring a significant amount of cutting and detail work. Additionally, the solar company had to re-design the solar panel configuration and footings for their new panels, and Scott Exteriors then had to ensure that the numerous footings were properly sealed when attached to the roof.
Once all of this work was done, Scott Exteriors water tested the roof for leaks….and they could not create any leaks. With the water testing successful, the copper standing seam and flat seam roofing could then be installed and the finishing touches applied. Within the copper roofs, penetration flashings were custom-fabricated from copper and then soldiered. The flat seam metal roofing on the top of the house was also installed and all joints were soldiered.
The homeowner was extremely happy, and Scott Exteriors is very proud of the challenges overcome and the workmanship on this beautiful roof.
To see BEFORE pictures, click here.