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Mid-South Roof Systems Completes Re-Roofing Projects for First Industrial in Metro Atlanta

Atlanta-based Mid-South Roof Systems recently completed two re-roofing projects on behalf of owner First Industrial Realty Trust. The projects included re-roofing operations over two open and active facilities in metro Atlanta’s McDonough submarket where daily operations could not be interrupted.

At 175 Greenwood, a 234,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility built in 2003, Mid-South installed a mechanically-attached, 60‑mil thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing membrane from manufacturer Johns Manville. The TPO formulation delivers a high-performance ozone resistance, cool roof reflectivity and overall weather resistance. The existing roof at the facility was EPDM synthetic rubber roofing membrane over two-inch polyisocyanurate (ISO) insulation over a metal deck.

The re-roofing project at 175 Greenwood also included a half-inch thick high density ISO insulation coverboard, which provides the highest thermal performance rating compared to other half-inch thick cover boards. Additionally, the bid included the replacement of all skylights at the facility and included a 15-year no dollar limit warranty.

Nearby at 80 Liberty, a 123,500-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility built in 2001, Mid-South installed a mechanically-attached, 60‑mil TPO roofing membrane from manufacturer Johns Manville. The existing roof at the facility was a ballasted EPDM rubber roofing membrane over two-inch ISO insulation over a metal deck.

The re-roofing project at 80 Liberty also included the removal of 615 tons of rock from the roof as well as a 15-year no dollar limit warranty.

Both projects included strategic staging areas and safety plans for the occupied buildings as well as a commitment to the promised timelines.

“Mid-South’s operations team maintains frequent communication throughout each phase of each project,” said Crystal Barney, commercial business development executive at Mid-South Roof Systems. “We take pride in tailoring projects to the preference of each customer and our pre-construction meetings assist with identifying priorities for a successful project.”

Mid-South Insight

Maintaining the health of a roofing system is one of the most important tasks to accomplish as the owner/manager of an industrial property. But keeping track of a roof system’s current condition and history can be challenging. Items to track include scheduled roof inspections, preventative maintenance, roof repairs and reroofing

Mid-South Roof Systems offers a variety of roof maintenance plans tailored to fit the needs of each individual customer. Maintenance plans include regular inspections for signs of aging and are instrumental in keeping a roofing system clear of debris. By monitoring the speed of a roof’s deterioration, it is easier to anticipate major repairs and schedule routine maintenance that can prolong the lifespan of a commercial roof.

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About David Cohen

David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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