Temple roof replacement project approved; 4 city buildings targeted to stop leaks | Region
A resolution passed by temple officials last week aims to keep rain – which the area has been experiencing a lot lately – and other weather out of some city buildings.
Temple City Council voted unanimously at its meeting last week for a contract with Clark Roofing & Construction to replace roofs on four city buildings. Work on the four projects is expected to cost more than $ 701,000 and last through the end of June.
City spokesman Cody Weems said the outdated roofs now need to be replaced before they can cause damage, with City Hall already seeing leaks.
“The roofs of these buildings are leaking and have reached the end of their useful lives,” said Weems. “Replacing these roofs prevents damage from roof leakage.”
The four city buildings being repaired are the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, the Municipal Building, the Lanier Center, and Fire Station No. 4 in South Temple.
The convention center, municipal building and Lanier Center all have flat roofs and will replace their existing systems with a type of plastic that blocks the weather and reflects ultraviolet radiation. The convention center and the Lanier Center currently have shingle roofs.
The convention center roof is valued at more than $ 286,656, the municipal building’s roof is estimated at more than $ 239,234, and the Lanier Center at more than $ 97,992.
Randi Faust, deputy purchasing director at the city, said the new roofs are cost-effective to maintain and come with a 20-year warranty.
The firehouse, which does not have a flat roof, will replace its seam roof with another for more than $ 77,590.
Faust said the replacement of the four roofs was scheduled for a later date, but was pushed back pending prices to rise by seven percent in mid-May.
“These are included in the budget plan, but have been accelerated due to rising costs,” Faust said. “During the cooperation with the roofer, we were informed that we needed to establish and execute contracts for our projects to avoid an increase in proposed prices.”