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Project Profile: Memorial Hermann Hospital Roof Renovation

Problem: Hurricane Ike with winds of 110 mph ripped off roof tiles. Tiles that remained on the roof were loose and posed a life-safety risk to pedestrians below.

Design Challenge: Consultants recommended a peel & stick roof underlayment to prevent wind driven rain from creating roof leaks.
An asphalt/modified bitumen underlayment failed due to poor lap adhesion and inability to wrap 2×4 battens

Solution: Sharkskin Ultra SA® underlayment was specified instead:

  • Non-asphalt adhesive had excellent lap adhesion
  • High tensile, flexible material wrapped battens tightly
  • Project: Tile roof hurricane repair/ Tile reroof

Location: Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX

Consulting Team: Building Exterior Solutions

Contractor: Jones Roofing

Roof material: 2-Piece Ludowici clay tile

Roof Underlayment: Sharkskin Ultra SA®

Sharkskin Ultra SA® specified to reduce installation time, improve waterproofing, increase air sealing, and ensure long term protection