Installing Our ‘Cool Roof’ System – Day 2

The five-person team from Statewide Roofing returned today to continue installing our tapered insulation and white membrane over our flat roofs.  The weather forecast for Sunday continues to include a 30% chance of rain.  We’re focused.

We had to change the ‘About‘ page on our web site.  Kate is now 7 years old (her party is on Sunday afternoon, which increases the probability of precipitation dramatically).

Tapered insulation over the mid level flat roof on the North side of the house, held in place with at least four (4) screws.

Tapered insulation over the mid level flat roof on the North side of the house, held in place with at least four (4) screws.

Tapered insulation on the East side of the house, covered with FR-10 slip sheet.

Tapered insulation on the East side of the house, covered with FR-10 slip sheet.

Tapered insulation under the Dining Room gable roof, where there is a step up to the mid-level flat root.

Tapered insulation under the Dining Room gable roof, where there is a step up to the mid-level flat root.

One of the 48 mounts for our solar photovoltaic system.  There are three screws holding the single ply membrane in place.  This penetration must be completely waterproof.

One of the 48 mounts for our solar photovoltaic system. There are three screws holding the single ply membrane in place. This penetration must be completely waterproof.

An 18 inch square piece of membrane is welded over the penetration, making a base that can be welded onto.

An 18 inch square piece of membrane is welded over the penetration, making a base that can be welded onto.

Making a cone with a flat base that can be welded onto the base.

Making a 'cone' with a flat base that can be welded onto the base.

A roof of cones, ready to mount the frames to hold our solar photovoltaic panels.

A roof of cones, ready to mount the frames to hold our solar photovoltaic panels.

Low VOC adhesive for attaching the membrane to the gable roof.

Low VOC adhesive for attaching the membrane to the gable roof.

Using an automated hot air welding machine to weld the seams on the lower flat roof.

Using an automated hot air welding machine to weld the seams on the lower flat roof.

Our daughter, Kate, blowing out the candles on her 7th birthday cake (a chocolate Bundt Kate!).

Our daughter, Kate, blowing out the candles on her 7th birthday cake (a chocolate Bundt Kate!).

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