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For 2nd time in 7 years, PTC Library gets new roof

Contractors worked Thursday night on installing a new roof system for the Peachtree City Library, the second time in seven years the roof has been replaced. Cost to the city is $261,000, part of the bond proceeds from a $3 million facilities improvement bond issued last year. The city got a state grant of $100,000 to go toward the project. The council learned earlier this year about more than a dozen holes in the roof and multiple repair spots, including one spot that had developed a second hole. Tests showed that moisture has intruded through the roof into the top layer of insulation in seven areas. The company that installed the roof seven years ago is no longer in business, leaving the city no recourse but to eat the cost and replace the roof out of city funds. Photo/John Munford.



Hopefully the city has learned from the fiasco and now has proper procedures in place to document and monitor problems that will inevitably occur.

Mr. Mayor has anyone followed up on this? What department is taking ownership/responsibility? Do we have inspections taking place during installation? Perhaps you need to get up on the roof to confirm that the roofers have read the specifications and are following the proper installation procedures.

Where did the holes come from? It wasn't because of faulty installation. If the city had of followed proper protocol when the leaks occurred, by calling and reporting those to the manufacturer, this roof problem would not be a problem. The piece also said there were multiple repair spots. Who did those? It is a shame that blame does not go to the proper source that the holes didn't occur out of the blue. Something caused those. There in lies the problem. I hope the new roof has check points that are followed so that this roof doesn't fail. Blame it on global warming. That has been lying quietly for a while.

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