Federal Reserve Building
Providence, Rhode Island
Weisman Roofing, based in Rhode Island, was the commercial roofing systems specialist chosen for the re-roofing of the stately Federal Reserve Building in Providence. Built in 1901, this landmark commercial office building was in need of a completely new roof – but at 13 floors, and with full occupancy, this was a challenge!
The first challenge was to demolish and remove the existing multiple tar and gravel commercial roofing systems through an existing internal elevator and then down two stories of stairways. The new commercial roofing system then had to be taken back up those 13 floors. Weisman accomplished this without disturbing the operations of the building occupants.
For this building, a modified bitumen commercial roofing system was selected because it matched the future requirements of the owners. Modified bitumen commercial roofing systems have a strong track record of performance. They have a high tensile strength and are also an economical choice as part of a fire and wind-rated commercial roofing system. Their life-cycle cost is also very competitive.
As this was a complete renewal of the roof, Weisman Roofing installed a layer of insulation, and applied fully-adhered EPDM single-ply membrane to the outer shelf surrounding the roof.
The two-story annex building, got a 12-year warranteed modified bitumen roofing system over its existing tar and gravel roof.
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