The assignment: install a sophisticated roofing system on 10 separate buildings on the Mineral Area College campus. The challenge: install the roof during the winter months with no disruption to students or classes and be completed by March 1, 2016. St. Louis-based Bade Roofing Company is earning high marks from the college's administration and project architect for successfully completing the project on schedule and within budget.

Mineral Area College was founded in 1965 and is located on a 226-acre campus near Highway U.S. 67 in Park Hills, Mo. The community college offers 35 career and technical education programs and required general education courses.

Suffering from extensive hail damage, Bade Roofing was recommended by Hoener Architects of St. Louis, Mo. to replace 165,400 square-feet of damaged roof on the campus within a six-month time frame, beginning in September, 2015.

Working during the winter months, two Bade crews worked on the project in two separate areas simultaneously in order to speed up production and limit disruption to students. Close coordination between Bade Roofing and Mineral Area College officials was essential to limiting disruption and staying ahead of schedule. Weekly meetings were held on-site to coordinate work in areas where classes were not being held or were relocated for a particular duration.

"Our crews worked many weekends and extra hours to help the project stay within budget and on schedule with March 1, 2016 as the targeted completion date," said Dave Bade, owner of Bade Roofing Company.

Bade's work began by removing all existing roof membrane down to the substrate, then mechanically fastening a R-20 polyiso roof insulation to the deck. Crews then installed Densdeck, a 1/2-inch gypsum roof coverboard manufactured by Georgia Pacific, on top of the insulation.

"The coverboard we installed over the polyiso insulation allows the membrane to be more resistant to hail and punctures. Installing it in foam also prevents thermal conductivity from inside the building through the fasteners up to the roof surface by creating a thermal barrier," said Bade.

Bade crews completed the roof renovation project with installation of a Firestone .060 ga EPDM membrane.