Case Study: Aleppo Shriners Auditorium Re-roofing Project

A case study that details a new EPDM roof that replaced an existing PVC roof on the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, MA. A black EPDM roof was selected as it is an excellent choice in cold, northern climates as it can reduce heating costs in addition to many other benefits.
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EPDM (Thermoset) Rooftop
Guide/Inspection Checklist
P.O. Box 7000
Carlisle, PA 17013
Fax: 717-245-7053
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Guide for Inspecting your system
This guide will illustrate the minimum requirements of a
roof inspection and provide a basic understanding of some
common details.
Below is a simple roof drawing with penetrations included.
It shows the path followed by Carlisle Field Service
Representatives (FSRs) when they inspect a roof for warranty.
Step 1:
Inspect the perimeter.
Update the roof plan to show the location of all curbs,
penetrations, drains, etc.
Focus on securement and termination.
Mark defi ciencies on the roof plan as they are found.
Step 2:
Inspect all seams on the roof level.
Focus on plate placement and proper seaming.
Step 3:
Inspect all curbs, penetrations, drains, etc.
Focus on one detail at a time, confi rming proper
securement, termination, and fl ashing minimums.
Step 4:
Finally, walk across the roof, update areas in
need of repair, and perform a general check of
the system.
– Roof hatch
– Curb
– Pipe
– Pourable
Sealer Pocket
Quick Reference
Note: This drawing is for your records. Applicators should
complete repairs by the end of each work day.
When the roof has multiple levels, inspect one level at a time.
For larger roof levels, break into smaller sections to eliminate
Additionally, Lap Sealant is required around all edges of PS
Elastoform Flashing
1. Lap Sealant is required at the following locations:
a. Splice tape overlaps.
b. Beneath and around the outer edge of 6" x 6" PS
T-Joint Covers.
c. Where metal edging joints intersect with PS Cured
Cover Strip.
d. Around all edges of PS Elastoform Flashing, Corners,
and Pockets.
e. Cut edges of reinforced membrane.
2. Procedures:
a. Dusted EPDM must be cleaned 1" (25 mm) on
either side of the splice edge using Weathered
Membrane Cleaner/EPDM Primer and HP Splice
Wipes/a clean cloth.
b. Weathered Membrane Cleaner is not required when
using Kleen EPDM.
c. Apply a
" bead of Lap Sealant centered over the
splice edge. Coverage rate is 22 lineal feet per tube.
d. Feather the Lap Sealant with the specially designed
Lap Sealant Tool so the high point or crown is
centered over the splice edge.
e. Application of Lap Sealant should be completed
each day.
– Scupper
– Drain
– Sleeper
If you need assistance, it’s only one call away.
Local FSR phone number:
Additional FSR phone number(s):
Sales Representative phone number:
Technical Sales Rep phone number:
Distributor phone number(s):
As a reminder, this guide is meant to help with details commonly
seen in the fi eld. Not all details are included in this guide. Carlisle
applicators are encouraged to call with any questions.
For assistance, please call 1-800-479-6832 and ask for the Technical
Warranty Services Department.
Scan the QR Code to view the
Inspection Quick Reference Video
U-1A SecurSeal Drip Edge
1. Wood nailer wider than metal fl ange?
2. Wood nailer fl ush with insulation?
3. A continuous cleat and the metal must be fastened 6" OC using
ring shank nails.
a. Installed according to SMACNA ES-1 requirements.
4. Deck fl ange must be totally covered by PS Cured Cover Strip
with minimum 2" coverage past nail heads.
5. Lap Sealant must be applied at fl ashing overlaps and
intersections with joints in metal edging.
a. Wood nailers must be securely anchored.
b. When using metal by others, the metal fl ange must be
fastened so it does not bow prior to overlaying.
c. Joints in gravel stops require a T-Joint Cover.
U-2A/MF- 2A Membrane Splice
1. Was 6" PS SecurTAPE
used on a mechanically fastened seam?
2. Check usage of EPDM Primer and overage/trailing edge.
3. Tape exposure minimum
" to ½".
4. Lap Sealant used at cut edges of reinforced membranes.
5. Cured-to-cured splices (T intersection): is an uncured PS
T-Joint Cover present with Lap Sealant under and around the
T-Joint ?
a. Walk all splices to verify no fi shmouths or other defects.
U-5A Curb Flashing
1. Minimum splice present on roofi ng system? 3" or 6" PS
2. Membrane terminated properly at the top of the curb?
a. Counter-fl ashing used? If so, was it fastened with
neoprene washers?
b. Fasteners underneath the metal counter-fl ashing?
c. Is Water Cut-Off Mastic present?
3. Membrane securements at the inside angle change?
4. Outside corners complete without bridging? (Lap seal
corner fl ashings.)
5. If termination bar used: Follow U-9D details.
U-6A Drain Details
1. Are all drain bolts/clamps in place to provide constant
2. Hole in membrane must be larger than drain hole itself,
minimum ½" from inside the drain ring.
3. Is Water Cut-Off Mastic present between the cleaned drain
bowl and the membrane?
4. No seams in drain. Field splices must be located at least 6"
outside the drain sump.
5. Drain ring must not be broken/cracked: must be replaced if
a. If a target splice is needed at a drain with a warranty
of 20 or more years, the target splice must be overlaid
with 6" PS Flashing.
U-8 Pipes/Single Penetrations
Note: Temperature of pipes must not exceed 180°F. Field Fabricated
Hot Stack must be installed per U-8D (pg. 43 in Field Guide).
PS Molded Pipe Seal
1. On fl at surface? Flanges cannot be overlapped.
2. Cut in Pipe Seal above rib?
3. Water Cut-Off Mastic and clamp present at top of pipe seal?
PS Field-Fabricated Pipe
1. Two wraps present.
a. Base wrap goes up pipe ½" minimum?
b. Top wrap overlaps base wrap 1" with a 3" splice on the
vertical overlap?
c. Lap Sealant present around all edges of PS Elastoform
d. Securement is needed at any pipes greater than 18"
in diameter.
U-9 Termination Bars
1. If warranty is 15 or more years, termination bar must be present.
a. For warranties greater than 20 years, counter-fl ashing
and termination bar must be used.
2. Water Cut-Off Mastic present?
3. Universal Single-Ply Sealant/sealant by others present at top of
termination bar?
a. If counter-fl ashing is used, sealant is required at top
edge of metal fl ashing, not on top of termination bar.
4. Termination bar not bent?
5. Fastening of bar shall never exceed 12" OC, and must always
be fastened enough to keep constant compression
on Water Cut-Off Mastic.
6. Do not wrap termination bar around corners. Apply on hard,
smooth surfaces only; not for use on exposed wood.
a. See detail U-9E for additional requirements if
termination bar is used at tilt-up panel joints.
b. Water Cut-Off Mastic must be installed at approximately
10' per tube.
U-12 Parapet/Curb Angle Change
1. Is securement present? Primer is required to mate membrane
to RUSS; bonding adhesive is not acceptable.
a. Appropriate fastening? No more than 12" OC.
b. 6" OC if wind speed greater than 90 mph.
2. Verify all fl ashings are properly adhered.
3. If seam is present at angle change, a PS T-Joint Cover is required.
a. Lap Sealant is required around the PS T-Joint Cover.
4. How is membrane terminated?
a. See Detail U-9.
U-13 Tie-Ins to Existing Roofi
ng System
1. Membrane securement present?
2. If the deck slopes toward the new roofi ng system refer to
the tie-in details: concrete deck termination or weep holes
steel deck.
3. For built-up roof tie-ins:
a. Cold tie-in: PS Elastoform used with Two-Part Pourable
b. Hot tie in: multiple layers of felt and asphalt must be used,
per pg. 50 of the fi eld guide. Detail U-13B.
4. Tie-ins for existing membrane/ EPDM or TPO U-13C, D.
a. PS Cured Cover Strip or fi eld membrane in conjunction
with PS SecurTAPE.
5. Shingle roof tie-ins U-13E: extend above anticipated slush line.
6. When a tie-in is needed to PVC, a complete isolation of the
system must be built.
U-15 Inside/Outside Corner With or Without PS Russ
1. Membrane securement at the angle change present?
2. Plates and fasteners 6"-9" away from inside/outside corner?
3. Plates and fasteners a minimum 12" OC? (6" must be used
when warranty wind speed is greater than 90 mph: see U-12
Details on pg. 46 in fi eld guide.)
4. Pig ear fold in inside corner:
a. PS SecurTAPE present behind fold?
b. PS Elastoform Flashing used to cover overlap
membrane/pig ear?
c. Is Lap Sealant present around PS Elastoform Flashing?
5. When fl ashing inside or outside corners, use:
a. 7" x 9" factory-made uncured Inside/Outside Corners
b. When fi eld-fabricating, 9" x 9" PS Elastoform Flashing
must be used.
U-16 Pourable Sealer Pockets
1. Used on multiple hard-to-fl ash penetrations. Pipe clusters
must have minimum 1" clearance between penetrations.
2. All areas inside pourable sealer pocket and all penetrations
must be primed.
3. Pourable sealer minimum 2" deep?
4. 3" minimum overlap of product and 3" on deck?
5. Lap Sealant present around all edges of PS Elastoform Flashing?
6. Securement is required on mechanically fastened systems; not
required on adhered systems.
a. Securement is required for pourable sealer pockets
larger than 18" in diameter on adhered systems.
U-18 Metal Scupper
1. Metal scupper box must have a continuous fl ange with
rounded corners.
2. Wood nailer present underneath metal?
3. Water Cut-Off Mastic present underneath metal and on top
of membrane?
4. Lap Sealant present around PS Elastoform Flashing?
5. Where the scupper meets the outside wall, sealant by others is
U-24 Sleepers/Wood Blocking
1. Slip sheets present underneath to prevent damage to new
2. Check usage of Walkway Pads.
a. Present at all fi xed access points/HVAC units that are
regularly serviced/concentrated walk areas?
U-27 Insulation Fastening
1. Verify fastening of insulation is in accordance with current
specifi cations and details.
2. Verify proper fastener penetration.
3. Reduced fastening patterns are only allowed on: 22-gauge or
heavier steel, concrete, minimum 1.5" wood, or ¾" plywood
Common EPDM
Thermoset Details
U-1A SecurSeal Drip Edge
U-12 Parapet/Curb Angle Change
U-16 Pourable Sealer Pockets
U-5A Curb Flashing
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