The headline says it all, “Winds Over100 Miles per Hour Rip through Boonville, Indiana”.
The storm damaged or destroyed over 100 structures, including the roof of the Boonville High School, miraculously none of the students were injured. Another miracle, of sorts, was the condition of the Boonville Public Library after the storm, located just half a block away.
“Not a panel was destroyed. There wasn’t the first leak inside the building,” recalls Greggory H. Nichols, RRC, RRO, with an understandable tone of pride in his voice.
A year earlier, Nichols, a roofing consultant with STR Building Resources, in Westfield Indiana, was retained by the City of Boonville, to oversee the reroofing of the Public Library.
Nichol’s preliminary assessment revealed, “The original batten-seam metal roof had leak issues. Probably 20% of the interior ceiling was water stained. The library staff used creative ideas to protect the 139,000 books from water damage.”
The project had a budget of $543,000 and included the removal and installation of 38,200 square feet of standing seam metal roofing. The job also included 4,000 square feet of steel siding panels and the replacement of the entire gutter system. The selection of products, manufacturer and contractor were crucial to the success of the project. Gregg selected Firestone Building Products to provide the roofing materials.
Doug Ruffner from Architectural Construction Products, Inc. (ACP), a sales representative of Firestone Building Products, met with Gregg and the client to understand their goals and requirements for the project. Together, they determined that Firestone Building Products would provide CLAD-GARD™ SA Underlayment; UC-14 22ga “Copper Penny” and UC-500 24ga “Copper Penny” for the project. These were selected to provide not only protection but also the aesthetic impact the client desired.