YK Base LLC - Bolingbrook, IL

Bolingbrook, IL

10,500 sq. ft. roof sections in Bolingbrook, IL

Claim Adjustment

Initial Claim
Final Claim
122 %
Claim increase

Four Elements brought $225,000.00 worth of equity back to the building owners’ asset. The owner had zero out of pocket expenses aside from their ($1,000.00) deductible and had zero headaches of handling negotiating with their carrier. He was also able to write off the settlement money used for his capital improvement using Section 179 of the IRS tax code. (Put some type of disclosure about meeting with a certified tax rep. to discuss this further in detail).

The Challenge

Four Elements Adjusters represented the owner in an insurance claim for storm damage at 1707 W. Boughton Road in Bolingbrook, IL.  Prior to the storm that took place in May 2019, this building had an older EPDM roofing system that was nearing the end of its useful life.

The storm that impacted the building produced sizeable hail accompanied by high wind speeds which caused physical damage to the existing insulation, window capping, signage, rooftop units, and perimeter sheet metal. Four Elements Adjusters handled all the negotiations with the insurance carrier until the claim was settled. When the claim was settled it resulted in approval of a complete roof replacement, new signs, window capping, and roof accessories in the amount of $225,000,00.

Existing Roof System


Age / Condition

• 20+ years old (unknown)/ Poor/Fair


• Steel, ISO, EPDM

The Solution

The owner decided to install a fully adhered 60 MIL EPDM roof system using the proceeds from the insurance claim. The roof specification chosen followed Mule Hide guidelines for installation of a single ply EPDM roofing system over a steel substrate.

A certified Mule Hide roofing contractor removed the existing EPDM system, insulation, curb flashings, perimeter and flashing metal, and roof accessories to expose the steel decking. All the debris generated during the project were disposed of utilizing a waste management service facility that recycles the material. Upon tear off the steel substrate was inspected by the roofing contractor to ensure it was in suitable condition to accept the new roofing system. The contractor then installed 5.5 inches of new Poly ISO insulation which was mechanically attached to the decking (The insulation thickness meets R30 insulation requirement for Illinois). When ready, the contractor fully adhered the 60 MIL EPDM roofing membrane to the insulation per manufacture requirements.  All seams and laps of the membrane were sealed using seam tape per manufacturer requirements. All roof penetrations and gas lines were raised to accommodate the new roof height and were flashed using a separate layer of 60 MIL EPDM membrane which was fully adhered to the flashing substrate. All new EPDM roofing accessories were installed at the penetrations following manufacturer guidelines. This specification came with a transferable 20-year material warranty from the manufacturer and a Four Seasons Labor Warranty from Four Elements Restoration.

Replacement Specification

• Tear off existing roof system and install a new fully adhered 60 MIL EPDM roofing system following a specification from Mule Hide.

• Install new EPDM accessories at all penetrations and walls per manufacturer.

• Install new Poly ISO insulation


• 20-year material warranty from Mule Hide and Four Seasons Labor from Four Elements