Commercial Roofing Options for Healthcare
Healthcare encompasses anything from hospitals to assisted living communities, from medical office buildings (MOB) to research campuses. With the baby boomers moving towards retirement, the phrase “silver tsunami” has been used to describe the increase in various medical service locations and communities. JM has roofing solutions for minimizing disruptions such as noise, odor, and operations for occupied spaces.
Roof Membrane Solutions
Single Ply MembranesJM TPO SystemsJM TPO as a roofing membrane for healthcare facilities provides a cost-effective, yet highly reliable solution. Offered in white, tan, and grey with system warranties ranging from 10-30 years.
Single Ply MembranesJM PVC SystemsJM PVC offers a higher chemical resistance for healthcare facilities with any form of exhausting or adjacent buildings. A PVC roofing membrane is inherently fire resistance as PVC is self-extinguishing.
Bituminous MembranesJM SBS SystemsJM SBS offers customizable combinations of systems for any healthcare building needs. JM SBS membranes are engineered for elasticity in harsh environmental situations such as cold, wind, and hail.
Liquid MembranesJM PMMA SystemA reinforced, seamless membrane requiring less equipment and time needed on the roof. Full waterproofing can be achieved in as little as 45 minutes if properly installed.
The Preserve At Palm-Aire is a landmark senior-living community in Pompano Beach situated on 13 acres of lush, beautiful grounds in South Florida. Offering both Independent Living and Assisted Living programs, the health care facility’s primary focus is on preserving residents’ quality of life in every way possible. The independent senior lifestyle at The Preserve At Palm-Aire is all about maintenance-free living, and that philosophy influenced the choice of a new roofing system for the facility.
The reroofing of The Preserve At Palm-Aire was complicated by Mansard-style roofs and 5' to 6' high parapet walls that greatly restricted access to the existing roofing system and lightweight structural concrete deck. The use of trash chutes was impossible, so a large crane and dumpster were used to remove the roofing debris. “What concerned us most was using such a large crane around an immaculately landscaped property fully occupied by tenants especially sensitive to excess noise and vibration,” says Geo Madruga, commercial project coordinator for A-1 Property Services Inc. From an installation standpoint, the low-slope roof was nearly covered with penetrations, including 30 large HVAC units and various pipes and stack vents.
SBS Membrane AdhesivesDynaSet 1KA multi-use one-part cold adhesive for multi-ply SBS systems and for single ply systems that include a SBS vapor retarder. A highlight of this product is the solvent free properties which alleviates the concerns around a typical SBS system when it comes to odor when re-roofing occupied healthcare buildings. The moisture curing process allows the system to cure with ambient moisture which creates a strong chemical bond to the membrane in a quicker time.
Single Ply AdhesiveJM All Season Sprayable Bonding AdhesiveAn aerosol bonding adhesive that can be used for TPO, PVC and EPDM adhered roofing systems and wall flashings. The JM All Season adhesive complies to Low VOC requirements and is a contact adhesive requiring two-sided application.
Self-Adhering MembraneDynaGripThese membranes are a perfect multi-ply solution for occupied healthcare locations with a no odor option utilizing a peel-off solution that eliminates the need for hot asphalt or heat welding. DynaGrip Cap is a SBS cap sheet surfaced with ceramic coated granules that are embedded for long-term protection.