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High School Auditorium Dome Roof

Copper Roof, Hail Damage Restoration

Property insurance is often a distant thought in our minds, but when we need to use it, that distant thought becomes the very thing that puts our minds at ease. A local school district can attest to this when Mother Nature damaged the copper dome roof over its high school auditorium. The roof had heavy hail damage that caused leaks throughout the auditorium. Through an existing relationship with the school district’s insurance company, GSM Roofing was tasked with replacing the dome roof.

The school district elected to wait until the end of the school year for the replacement. While waiting for the complete roof replacement, a GSM Roofing service team installed a new gutter system to replace the existing, hail-damaged gutter.

Due to the high visibility of the auditorium roof, the school district chose to replicate the original copper roof system for the dome. The dome required a combination of Revere 16 oz. copper standing seams and Revere 16 oz. copper flat seam panels. 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, as well as the replacement of bad decking that was found during tear-off.

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The new copper dome roof was completed in time for the new school year. It is so rewarding to provide a high-quality, completed project for both the school district and its property insurance company.

See how we did it.

Project Highlights:

  • Worked directly with the property insurance company in order to minimize stress and out-of-pocket expenses for the school district
  • Provided aesthetically pleasing roof system
  • OSHA-complaint perimeter rail system was installed for safety
  • Improved the venting detail at the top of the roof
  • Technically improved low edge flashing detail for future lower roof replacement
  • Installed fully-adhered .090 white EPDM roof membrane to the base of the dome
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Thank you for your fast response. I take full responsibility for the confusion. Bill was patient and very great to work with - I'm very grateful and appreciative of his time and commitment while investigating this leak.

We also look forward to growing a long-lasting partnership with you and the team. We appreciate your revisions. THANK YOU!

Megan Wine Roofing Service Coordinator June 28, 2022