Educated roofing

Rio Roofing corrects leak issues on Roma High School in Texas

Roma High School is the only high school in the Roma Independent School District located on the Texas-Mexico border in Starr County. A provider of prekindergarten to twelfth-grade education for more than 6,000 students, Roma Independent School District comprises 10 campuses, including six elementary schools, two middle schools, one alternative learning center and a high school in Roma, Texas.

Roma High School's roof system replacement was a long time coming. For more than 25 years, leaks at various transition points were causing excessive damage to the building. In 2016, school district management hired Amtech Solutions, Pharr, Texas, a roof consultant company, to investigate the leaks, and Rio Roofing Inc., Harlingen, Texas, to perform the roofing work.

The investigation

When Amtech Solutions arrived on-site, the water infiltration issues were considerably worse than anyone realized. Most of the leaks were associated with walls and transitions between the roof and walls, which required designing an aluminum saddle from the low eave, an aluminum saddle from the high eave and an aluminum saddle from the gable and façade.