Shaw Festival Theatre:

Watertite Roofing was approached by Shaw Festival Theatre to provide a solution for their leaking metal roofs. Upon inspection, they discovered that many of the fasteners that were securing the roof were popping or had popped entirely out leaving holes for water to leak into the building (Refer to Pic #1). There were also cracks and crimps through the sheet metal roofing with gaping slits where precipitation was leaking through the roof. (Refer to Pic #2) Watertite determined that these roofs were already sufficiently insulated from below the roof and did not require a thermal upgrade, equating to savings for the customer. A new Duro-Last metal retrofit roof system was installed. As this building is located near Lake Ontario special considerations for wind uplift pressures were considered and Duro-Last’s engineering department was consulted. They recommended Watertite install an increased fastening pattern, incorporating additional fasteners in the assembly to secure the roofs in high winds deriving off of Lake Ontario, which was included in the roofing specification. The roofs have since held up to multiple high wind weather events and has remained undamaged (Refer to Pic #3 & #4).

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