Cole Roofing completes a roof renovation at Howard County Medical Pavilion

This summer Cole Roofing completed a full roof renovation at 10710 Charter Drive in Columbia for the
busy medical center. Even as patients continued to come and go and receive essential services, Cole
preformed the project on a very tight timeline. Included was a TPO tapered roof system and a crisp,
clean metal panel system. Both our general contractor and their customer were delighted with the end-
result of the Cole project..

The Summer Months And Your Roof

Your roof is most notably impacted by direct sunlight. During the summer, the temperature of the air is warmer, and your roof’s total sun exposure is extended. The daily sequence of temperature variation can create stress points where roof components connect to each other. Routine roof system inspections should include checking on these areas of concern and advising when repairs are necessary.

Any type of major storm is a concern for your roof.  Following a large storm, it is highly recommended that you have your roof inspected for potential damage. While you might not observe any immediate physical damage, your roof may still be compromised and develop problems over time.

If you have a significant downpour in a short period of time, your roof is also at risk of ponding. If large amounts of water remain on your roof for more than 48 hours after a storm, it’s a cause for concern. Catastrophic consequences such as collapsed roofs have been observed due to major ponding.

St. Frances Academy Project Spotlight

Baltimore’s St. Frances Academy completes roof renovation on its Historical Campus

Cole Roofing Company recently completed an historically significant project at the St. Frances Academy at 501 E Chase Street in Baltimore. Why significant?

The St. Frances Academy was founded by Mother Mary Lange in 1828. It’s buildings on Chase Street were constructed in 1870. The aging roof suffered holes and leaks, and therefore inhibited any renovation of the building’s interiors. Adding to the complexity of the job is the need to maintain the historic nature of the building.

The project was a challenge in the set up and logistics. A full OSHA approved scaffold over six stories tall needed to be erected around three sides of the building in order for the crews to safely access the work areas. The scope of work required multiple phases with coordination between Cole and the scaffold company. Sequencing of the shingles, painting and gutter restoration were critical to a smooth schedule with specific products applied in their correct order. Another a part of the job was select structural wood and finish wood replacement.and select copper component repair/replacement. Materials included architectural shingles, monolithic coating and New Copper sheet used throughout

Founded in 1917, Cole Roofing enjoys the challenging and unique commercial opportunities.
Both Cole Roofing and the St. Frances Academy are foundational organizations that positively
impact the lives of Baltimore area residents.

Upon the project completion, St Frances’ leadership was overwhelming happy with the results.

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