CONTINUUM PROFILE, PHOENIX
Highland Commercial Roofing is pleased to announce the completion of 250,400 square foot re-roof project for the Continuum Business Park, a state-of-the-art business and technology campus in Chandler, AZ. The campus is comprised of a 460,000 square foot, two-level main building on 186 acres of build-to-suit land, located just south of the Loop 202 in the Price Road corridor. Considered one of the Phoenix area’s premier corporate locations, the campus is flanked by facilities for Intel, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Toyota Financial Services and General Motors.
Phoenix boasts beautiful, warm weather year round, but the climate is particularly harsh for roofing systems, due to large temperature swings from day to night and an average of 296 days of direct sunlight annually. As a result, the existing roof system had deteriorated substantially over the years and reroofing was required to protect the building from water intrusion.
Conditions and Challenges
The existing roofing system was a built-up SBS modified membrane system installed over a light-weight concrete deck. Damage occurred in the form of extensive blistering throughout the membrane, severe splits in the field of the roof, delaminated laps throughout the roof surface, and extensive separation of the membrane from the outer walls of the structure. The potential for leakage had become severe and, since the structure was fully occupied, the parameters for the re-roof project required minimal intrusion on tenant spaces and business activities.
Property managers chose Highland Commercial Roofing to install a RainShield® Seamless Commercial Roofing System over the existing roof and remediate all delamination, blistering and separation issues. They chose the fully adhered RainShield solution because it is well-known as a highly cost-effective system that completely eliminates the possibility of leaks by sealing off all seams. RainShield® also doubles as a “Cool Roof,” reflecting sunlight and protecting the structure from excessive heat loads. The system installed was the RainShield® 85 mil seamless single-ply commercial roofing system with a 15-year unconditional labor and material guarantee.
“Highland Commercial Roofing has been maintaining the Continuum roof for 5 years and we realized it was time to re-roof” said Jared Langenhuizen, Senior Project Manager for Capital Commercial. “We chose Highland and the RainShield Roofing System because it was the best re-roof solution on the market and we had used it successfully on other roofs in the Phoenix market. The durability of the RainShield Roof System is above and beyond any other roof system we have installed on our properties. Highland Commercial Roofing crews and management are very easy to work with. Their professionalism and knowledge of commercial roofing is the best in the country.”
All roofing systems eventually reach the end of their useful service life and when they do, the effort, expense, and hassle of continued maintenance can far exceed the cost of roof replacement. Roof replacement can also be expensive, but the RainShield® Seamless Roofing Systems provide building owners with a cost-effective long-term alternative. With over 70 years of proven success, RainShield® Roofing Systems can cost less than half that of a BUR, TPO or PVC replacement and are available with an Unconditional Guarantee not to leak for up to 30 years. For more information on this project or RainShield® Seamless Roofing Systems, contact Highland Commercial Roofing at 1-800-920-3659.