Roofing


PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE FROM THE TOP DOWN.

THE ROOF IS A BUILDING’S FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE AGAINST THE ELEMENTS AND A MAJOR FACTOR IN OVERALL ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Starting Off with the Right System

Roofing system design, including the determination of vapour retarder and air barrier placement as well as material selection and detailing, is an essential part of the design process for new construction projects. Constructible details that provide continuity with adjacent systems allow for roofing installations to meet or exceed expectations for performance and cost. We strive to design advanced roofing systems that support a sustainable future with extendable service lives and achievable maintenance requirements.

We can analyze design conditions and provide a range of solutions, ensuring that the design and construction team selects a solution that fits the project budget, schedule, performance and durability requirements and architectural considerations. Further analysis of expected exterior and interior conditions can allow for selection of a system to reduce condensation build-up and promote drainage and venting.

We engage with various roofing manufacturers and industry organizations to remain up-to-date on products and systems utilized in the roofing industry both in our local markets and beyond. We have experience designing and reviewing the installation of various types of low slope and sloped roofing assemblies, including conventional and inverted membranes, green roofing, shingles and tiles, and metal panel assemblies.

Repairs and Replacement

Often, an active issue with roof leakage or condensation build up can initiate a roofing investigation. An understanding of the sources of water ingress and the amount of damage that has already occurred is paramount when making choices about required maintenance, repairs, or replacement. We have experience with roofing assemblies of varying age, type, and condition as well as a wide range of materials, including built up roofing (BUR), single ply, modified bitumen, cold and hot applied membranes, and other roof coatings.

Once the need for repair or replacement has been established, there are still many decisions to make regarding the specifics of the program. Roofing projects often begin with an investigation into existing issues, followed by the preparation of design documents and field review of on-site installations.

Maintenance and Renewal

Our knowledge and experience can assist in maintaining or improving the performance of a roof. We can also assist in extending the life of the roofing with effective renewal programs. Simplifying the complex means helping to create cost effective maintenance plans and roofing replacement schedules to allow for capital planning regarding the assembly that keeps a roof over our clients’ heads (literally).

Our work includes:

First Canadian Place , Toronto, Canada
Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres
Rockefeller University, New York USA
Burke Science Building, McMaster University, Hamilton Canada

Contact:

David-Thompson-Bio

David Thompson
david.thompson@entuitive.com

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Michael Lembke
mike.lembke @entuitive.com