We’ve wrapped up the final stage of the St. Jude’s reroof project in Boulder City. Cooper Roofing & Solar’s reroofing of the third and final building is now in the books at the world-renown St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.
To perform this important mission, St. Jude’s contains several residential buildings to shelter the children and families in its care. The facility was founded 45 years ago and the roofs of many of the buildings had begun showing their age.
The final building in the reroof project is one of those visible in the facility. The rear of the structure is just over the wall from US Highway 95. This is the major thoroughfare through the area and the highway that connects Las Vegas to Phoenix and that travels across the Colorado River near Hoover Dam.
One characteristic that often distinguishes the clay tile roofs like those on St. Jude’s from the concrete tile that is present on most residential homes in Las Vegas is that the hip and valley areas are “mudded.” Concrete is placed under the trim tiles instead of the “weatherblocking” material that is used on most concrete tile installations.
This helps to both prevent water intrusion at these areas and secure the trim tiles in place. One of Cooper Roofing & Solar’s workers is shown mudding the hips in the pictures below.
In addition to reroofing the three buildings this project also included some minor repairs on some of the other buildings.
So now St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City can focus on pursuing its vital mission instead of having to worry about the roofs on some of its buildings!