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Transforming Lives, One Roof at a Time

14St Jude's 2Another stage in the St. Jude’s reroof project in Boulder City is complete. The facility overlooking Lake Mead, in the town just outside of Las Vegas, is more than just a group of buildings.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children was founded in Boulder City 45 years ago. The site helps the organization to pursue its mission of,

Transforming the lives of abused and at-risk children, young adults and families by empowering them to create new chances, new choices and new hope in a caring community.

But with some of the roofs on the old buildings suffering from the wear and tear of age, it was time to transform these roofs, through reroofing, to restore the integrity of the roofing systems that house those who rely on the services of St. Jude’s.

The overall project consists of reroofing three buildings and performing some needed repairs on others. The roofs are covered by clay tile that had been installed decades ago.

While much of the tile itself has survived the years quite well, the overall roofing systems, including the underlayment beneath the tile, was in need of replacement and upgrade. While the need to upgrade and improve the current roof systems was pressing, retaining the existing look of the buildings was an important consideration.

We were able to re-use most of the old clay tile that has been on the buildings for decades. However, when removing old tile, breaking some of these existing tiles is almost unavoidable.

Also, because of the particular circumstances in certain areas, some pieces are held in place by adhesives rather than nails. These pieces are quite susceptible to breakage when they are removed.

In addition, to fit the current roof layout we had to newly cut many of the pieces that fit in hip and valley areas. Therefore, while we reused as much of the existing tile as possible, it was necessary to include some new tiles to complete these reroofs, retaining the old look while restoring the integrity of the roofs to as good as new!

Shown in this post are some of the images from the reroofing of the second of the three buildings that compose this project. The report on the first building is here and stay tuned for more.

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C15 (Roofing, Siding, Insulation)

#0074487 –  Limit $7,800,000

C1 (Plumbing)

#0074892 –  Limit $500,000

C2 (Electrical)

#0074893 –  Limit $500,000