The Cosentino’s Brookside Market is a family-owned market that has been in the Brookside community since 2004. Brookside was Kansas City’s first suburban local shopping area and dates back to 1919 when construction first started and is now home to over 90 shops, restaurants, and offices. When their roofing system started leaking, Washington Realty called Farha Roofing to come inspect the roof and bid the job.

This roofing project was 23,500 square feet that consisted of a rock covered BUR (built up roof) system. There had been several repairs made over the last few years and it was finally time to replace the roof. Once our team of roofers was able to fully investigate the core of the roofing system, we found the existing roofing system was only one layer. Code allows for a maximum of two layers, which allowed us to propose adding an additional layer to the existing roofing system as an alternative to removing the existing roofing system and discarding it into a landfill. Not only did this help Farha keep the costs down, but it also helped the environment by keeping trash and waste out of landfills.

There were some logistics we had to sort out before we could begin the project. We had to protect the interior so staff and customers of the market would be safe, and the product wouldn’t get roofing debris falling on it. We did that by covering approximately 600 square feet under the roof deck with a plastic sheathing over the product area of the store. This allowed the business to operate its normal business schedule during the installation phase of the project. For the exterior, we had to block off several parking areas and relocate handicapped parking so we could store materials, job equipment, and trash containers. Once this was completed we could begin removing the rock from the existing surface, which can be recycled.

Prior to replacing the roof, we did a moisture scan which revealed we did have to replace a few areas of the existing roofing system where water had deteriorated the existing insulation. Once that was completed, we installed a 1.5” polyiso insulation that we mechanically attached over the existing roofing system info the existing roofing deck, installed a 60 mil TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) membrane, and adhered the membrane to the insulation with CavGrip III adhesive. During the installation process of their new roof, several HVAC curbs and equipment were either removed, replaced, or repaired. We worked with Consentino’s primary HVAC contractor to make any of those repairs. 

After the roof was installed, we also put in new metal gutters and downspouts and installed new counter-flashings. Farha also worked with painting contractors to paint some rusty steel framing that was exposed and had weathered over a period of time, as well as paint the safety yellow color on all gas lines. Not only does this help locate all gas lines and make them easier to see, but it also helps with corrosion and keeping rust off the new roofing system.

A roof of this size completely new and up to all code standards would have cost well over $600,000. With Farha’s recommendations, the total cost of this roofing project was $295,000 and took a total of 21 working days and 5 different sub-contractors. Other than when our roofing crew was setting up the protection of the interior, all work was done between normal business hours, and the market was able to operate during this time as well. We created a daily report detailing every day of work on the project which was shared with First Washington Realty and RoofTech consultants, who managed the project. Once the project was completed, Versico, the manufacturer, inspected the roofing system and scored 100% for the warranty inspection for a 20-year NDL (no dollar limit) warranty. 

Farha Roofing strives to provide competitive costs, but we believe First Washington Realty chose us for our strong core values. 

“T” Team

We had several sub-contractors, and we all worked together to make the project go smoothly and quickly.

“I” Integrity

We gave the owner several options and costs for replacing the roof, and we sat down with them and explained what the best options were for their budget, and not just selling them the most expensive roofing system.

“P” Professionalism

We communicated with all sub-contractors, the owner, the consultant, and the tenant at all phases of the project.

“P” Positivity

While staying positive may be challenging at times, we stayed focused on completing the project on time and on schedule.

“S” Safety

This is one of our most important core values. We focus on safety every day for our crews, but we also included safety for staff and customers entering and exiting the store, getting in and out of the parking lot, and walking around the inside of the building on this project. Before we even stepped foot on this property, we had a safety plan that included all of those aspects.

At Farha, our local Kansas City roofing teams are here and ready to help you with your next roof repair, replacement, or installation. We make sure you know what will be expected during your roofing project, and we do our best to not disrupt your business hours. We also offer maintenance plans so you can have peace of mind that your roof will protect your business for years to come. Our award-winning roofers are here and ready if you have a roofing project on the horizon. We offer free roof inspections and estimates, so give us a call today.

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