UAS FH Construction Update for 4/18/2014
Top Job (April 18)
Get to the top of the Job Ladder by becoming a Roofer. The roofing sub-contractor came on site early this week bringing a work crew of 5 Roofers. Every day these roofers have climbed to the top of the ladder as the Top Job workers on the UAS Freshman Residential Housing project. The sunny warm weather early this week made me wish for my younger days when I also use to be a Roofer. However, today’s rainy weather reminds me in-door jobs are also good.
Roofers Working on Sunny April Day
I use to install standard Asphalt Shingles. Today on the UAS Freshman Residential Housing project, the Roofers are installing Legacy, Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene Rubber-modified asphalt-laminated shingles as manufactured by Malarkey. The standard Asphalt Shingles that I use to install would last about 10 years. One house that we installed new shingles on had five layers of old shingles. (Note: this was before I went to engineering school and found out that houses were not designed to carry the weight of 6 layers of shingles). Design of Asphalt Shingles has come a long way since then and these new Legacy shingles have a 110 mph / 50-year warranty. I hope that you will be around in 50 years to see the replacement of these shingles. However, I think that my warranty will have run out by then. Check out the manufactures website for more information on current roofing products. http://www.malarkeyroofing.com/
The Contractor is making good progress with most of the plumbing, electrical and ventilation pipe works installed in Hall I and Hall II. Hall II has been insulated and the Contractor has brought on a new subcontractor crew that is making the residential rooms look like a real living space. But that will have to wait until next week.
Installing Metal Roof Trim
Notice the Three Layers of Protection here in the Valley Gutter
Stacks of Legacy Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene Rubber-modified asphalt-laminated shingles, ready for Installation.