Case Study: V2T Makes the Grade on
Large Private School Re-Roof
Kendall Park, NJ
Quality and endurance were key considerations for New Jersey’s St. Augustine of Canterbury School and their roofing company Fania Roofing. Understanding that flat and low-slope roofs often deal with uplift damage caused by wind, there was a strong push to find a solution that would maximize the longevity of the roof and not lead to more expense and educational disruptions in just a few years’ time.
This led Fania Roofing to recommend the V2T system for the largest portion of the school’s re-roof project. The middle school building, which encompassed 12,200 square feet was the bulk of the entire project. A second, smaller building which houses the school’s Pre-K unit accounted for just over 6,000 square feet (V2T was not used on the smaller roof section). This was a first-ever V2T installation for Fania Roofing, but the company had an excellent relationship with Carlisle, who provided design insight and installation recommendations throughout the process.
Part of the reason the V2T system was so appealing for the larger section of roof was the fact that installation did not require a complete tear-off of the existing roof. Instead, the old asphalt roof was re-covered by Carlisle 060-mil V2T-wind-vented thermoplastic (TPO). Because the original roof deck was Tectum, many alternative roof systems would have been unsuitable or incompatible with the cement-like surface of the deck. Because V2T works without adhesives that are limited in their applications, neither the Tectum deck nor the asphalt covering presented an installation challenge. In fact, even with numerous skylights to accommodate, the entire installation took only one week.
The new V2T roof system can withstand high winds and lock out moisture, protecting the roof, building, and students and teachers underneath. As well, by offering an alternative to a complete tear-off, Fania Roofing was able to save its client, the school, considerable money and time. On their own end, Fania Roofing was so pleased with the outcome that they’ve stated they will be recommending more V2T installations in the future.
In general we believe that the V2T Vent Technology has a significant advantage in performance, installation, monitoring, environmental stewardship and cost than any other system on the market. To date, we have millions of square feet of roof in all climates that is providing these benefits to contractors, building owners, and manufacturers across the country.