It has been a while since I've added any DETAIL posts - back around Valentine's Day. Maybe I should re-consider. Every month the top page views are almost always DETAIL posts. Not just yet. But in the interest of recycling, you might find these six posts useful. I have assembled roof details for you to check out.
Roof Expansion Joint - New To Existing
Roof Expansion Joints are customary where a new roof abuts an existing building, as in this case, where there is an expansion joint in the building, or where there is a change in plane of the roof. In this last instance an expansion joint is not always required. Roof ...
Where there are multi level roofs or a tall parapet, you will need to flash the roof into the abutting construction. Extending the roofing, say EPDM, up more than 18"-24" invariably fails. The detail below shows all the relevant issues. Although the sealant is a maintenance issue, it is ...
Through-wall roof scuppers are used in two circumstances. The first is for roof drainage where a gutter is ruled out for whatever reasons. The second is a backup system in case roof drains clog to prevent roof water from accumulating excessively and collapsing the roof structure. In ...
Pitch Pocket Detail
A Pitch Pocket is the last resort for sealing a roof penetration. When you have exhausted every possibility for accommodating a roof penetration in a more fool-proof way, a pitch pocket is the solution. A pitch pocket is simply a sheet metal sleeve flashed into the roofing membrane. The ...
Linear Skylight & Ceiling Details
Skylights can have a dramatic impact on the interior of the building. Natural daylight provides interesting light and can reduce the need for other artificial types of lighting. A linear skylight requires integration with the structure. In this case roof joists were enclosed by ...
Roof Monitor For Day-lighting
In terms of Energy Savings, day-lighting is one of the few initiatives that you can take that has a significant impact. These roof monitors allowed sunlight into the 2-story building through vertical south-facing glass, which was then controlled by the calculated placement of baffles so that ...