Worthy of a pedal
DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Even gas stations need a little fuel injection. The Chevron at 301 Legacy Drive in Plano was ready for a new roof and exterior improvements to entice customers.
With the rainy season approaching, the clock was ticking to make the improvements and install the roof to protect the inventory inside. MGS Construction, which offers general contracting and roofing services, was the ideal fit for the project. MGS Construction was contracted to install sheathing along 4,200sf of new parapet walls, with heights ranging from 12 to 17 ft. Material used for sheathing was plywood ranging from ½-in. to ¾-in. thickness, depending on the existing conditions. Along the existing sign band, ½-in. plywood was needed so as not to add unnecessary weight. Remaining was ¾-in. for structural integrity, as the height exceeded 15 ft. above the roof.
The company also replaced the 8,400-sf roof, installing a new Single Ply System (TPO). Material for the roof was rigid insulation and a TPO roof membrane. As the new structure penetrated the roof deck, MGS had to install more than 50 custom pitch pans to ensure water tightness. Along the edge of the existing roof, MGS installed a 12-in. nailer to properly terminate the membrane on the north, east and west sides.
Also, the existing deck consisted of sheet metal panels supported by a series of roof joists. Due to this condition, MGS had to install joist-penetrating fasteners directly through the joist. In order to attach an NDL warranty, only 5 ft. rolls of TPO could be used due to the four-foot-on-center spacing of the existing joints.
“What is unique about this project is the parapet wall height and its connection to the existing structure,” Ron Wygal, managing partner at MGS Construction, says. “MGS installed both components completely independent of one another to keep warranties valid.”
In addition to trying to work ahead of any rain, another challenge was that the materials chosen and specified were not stocked with local suppliers. The team had to account for a small delay as they waited for the materials to arrive in Dallas.
Even with the delay, the team accom-plished the project in short order, beginning the project in February and completing it in March.
“We are honored to serve our client on this and his 190-plus properties. MGS pushes for effective communication to better ourselves and in return provide a great service to our clients,” Wygal says.
General contractor, commercial roofer and fall safety expert, MGS Construction is located in Duncanville. –mjm
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