Roof Work Continues on Lamar Community Building : The Prowers Journal

According to Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Inspector, the new roof of the Lamar Community Building should be completed by mid-April. Garden City, Kansas Weathercraft Companies are 60-70% complete with the project. The project offers requested by the City of Lamar in 2020 for the project have been sent to ten contractors for work including the roof area for the gym, the flat area to the west and the upper storage area. Three bids ranged from $ 444,658 to $ 294,140. Weathercraft’s bid was $ 399,688 and was selected in part because the lowest bid did not include a total.

The project involves removing the old roof down to the lower deck and adding insulation. Brooks said insulation was not required when the building was originally constructed. Records showed that it was in 1951.

Other changes include upgrading from an asphalt roof to a standing seam metal roof, new cap cladding and the TPO roof on the west flat roof. The leaking roof of the community building was partially repaired in 2019 through a temporary repair done by Total Roofing for $ 15,450.

By Russ Baldwin

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Keywords: Craig Brooks • Lamar Community Building

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