The New Roof Is Still Leaking?


Building envelope upgrades and repairs are commonly done reactively, such as in response to apparent issues. Performing repairs and/or system replacements in reaction to building symptoms without properly diagnosing the issues can lead to significant costs to the owner. This article examines a proposed roof replacement intended to address recurring moisture problems in a commercial building in the Chicago area. Following an inspection and further analysis, alternate remediation was ultimately prescribed to address the actual source.

This article was originally published in the Summer 2017 issue of Licensed Architect magazine, the official publication of the Association of Licensed Architects.