Tips for McDonald’s Owner Operators During an MRP

Going through an MRP? Make sure your roof and edge metal are installed properly so it is leak-proof and can withstand significant winds!

As the Director of National Accounts at RoofingSource, I am excited to share tips to ensure your roof is properly installed when undergoing a MRP. We understand that during a remodel, you have a million things going on. Relax, we’ve broken it down and made technical roofing jargon easy to understand. Soon you will have the knowledge to ensure your roofing contractor properly installs your roof to avoid future expensive, preventable roof leaks. 

Tips for McDonald’s O/Os During a MRP - The Proper Way to Install an Arcade Fascia

Tom explains the proper way to install an arcade fascia when renovating a McDonald’s roof. Arcade ledges are above entrances and drink stations. Most importantly, do not screw the TPO (it defeats its waterproofing capabilities. Instead, use seam tape to waterproof it.

 

Tips for McDonald’s O/Os During a MRP - Anchor Tight Fascia

Tom explains the proper way to install Metal-Era's Anchor Tight Fascia when renovating a McDonald’s roof. Anchor tight fascia is the edge metal that goes around the entire building. Most importantly, be sure to run the TPO over the edge, so water cannot get into the building envelope. - Not doing this will cause costly leaks along the perimeter of your restaurant. Make sure to face nail (Do NOT top nail) the TPO. If it is top nailed, winds can get under the fascia which may cause a roofs to blow off in extreme winds.

 

Top Tips for a Leak-free Roof

 

1. Do NOT top face nail edge metal. (The exposed fastener penetrations defeat the TPO’s waterproofing capabilities. If face nailing is needed, make sure cover tape is used for water tightness.) 
 

2. Run the TPO over the edge of the wood nailer, so water cannot get into the building envelope. (Not doing this will cause costly leaks along the perimeter of your restaurant which is very common with MRPs.)


3. Install the edge metal properly which should include a cleat/anchor bar and the Cityscape Fascia Cover. We do not recommend shop fabricated metal.

Written by

Tom Dawson
Director of National Accounts
tom.dawson@roofingsource.com
(800) 507-3177 Ext. 201

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