Looking Up: Report from the Puamana Roofing Committee

We have finished reroofing Buildings 1, 2 3 and 21, and the Roofing Committee now has a solid history to determine if any changes need to be made for the rest of our project.
The project has met a few unexpected delays due to weather, Covid, etc., However, we are extremely pleased with the workmanship and professionalism of Tory’s Roofing and Waterproofing. We advise continuing with them for the 22 remaining roofs. Due to logistics, Buildings 10 and 12 are now scheduled to be the next two buildings to get a new roof. Work will resume as soon as renewed contract and funding are in place.
We have observed a slight mold issue on the north and west sides of newly tiled roofs. We asked our representative for Boral roofing to make a site inspection. Here’s what he found:
“The color “Appalachian Blend” has a beautiful blend and I strongly recommend you continue to use this color. Blended tiles have a less chance of color variance issues compared to monolithic colors. It would not matter what color tile you picked—the mold will take over the aesthetics of the tile and eventually turn it black. Dark colors have less reflectant and can promote more heat transfer into the deck and living space of the residence.  “I strongly recommend you work to set up a maintenance program to clean the surface of the roof tiles with any biodegradable solution.”
We realize that certain areas of the Islands, especially Kauai, have to deal with mold on all roofing materials. To preserve our new tiles, we plan to clean them soon after signs of mold appear. We are setting up a cleaning schedule to combat visible mold for Buildings 1, 2, 3 and 21.
Evan Neptune, Mindy Smith, and Will Ash
June 29, 2021