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Putting a High School Auditorium Back To Normal After Mother Nature’s Wrath

Heavy hail damaged the copper dome roof over a high school auditorium. The damage caused leaks throughout the auditorium. GSM Roofing was tasked with replacing the dome roof.

Due to the high visibility of the auditorium roof, the school district chose to replicate the original copper roof system for the dome. The copper panels were fabricated onsite by GSM Roofing’s master craftsmen. While working with the school district’s schedule, we were challenged with keeping the interior space dry while removing the existing system in the midst of summer thunderstorm season. We also found the need for replacement of bad decking that was found during tear-off. Click below to learn how we solved these challenges and see the project profile, photos, and video here.

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I did get a chance to inspect the roof of this church last week. There was no damage to the roof, it is actually in quite good condition since it was installed in the late 80's or early 90's. The leaks they are experiencing are at the flashing transitions to the stone masonry and one at a brick masonry chimney.

But I did want to tell you that I was very impressed with Austin, the young fellow that ran the lift for me. I am not sure I have ever had such a smooth and accurately-placed ride. It wasn't the highest roof I ever had to look at, and maybe the equipment rental was newer, but still, it was refreshing to see the competence of that young fellow.

Dave Stakem Adjuster June 28, 2022