November 28, 2011
Racing the weather, we are going to get the roof on the front 60 feet of the Stone Bank replaced this week.
Seriously, this isn’t happening a minute too soon. Water, snow, rain — whatever — is causing serious damage to the building’s interior and it is causing damage inside the stone walls.
So, this week, Skinner Roofing of Grand Forks will tear off the old asphalt roofing and install six inches of insulation (foam) and put a rubber roof over the top.
That means much better energy efficiency and no more leaks. Whoo-eee.
The rubber membrane will be pulled up over the parapet to hold out moisture. Eventually, we will have a new concrete cap installed along the parapet — but that’s for another time. Right now, our goal is to stop moisture from causing more damage.
This picture is what happened inside the back of the building from a leaking roof. That part of the structure is being dismantled.
Funny, we are dismantling and repairing simultaneously.