Havelock Senior Center reopens after roof repairs

Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 04:12 PM.

“We knew it had to happen. We needed a new roof,” Brady said. “The seniors understood it had to be done. Nobody really complained about it because it was an improvement to the facility. I’m glad that it’s over.”

Bill Ebron, public services director for Havelock, said the roof replacement was needed.

“We inspected the shingles, and knowing that they weren’t going to get any better, we had to go ahead and act on it before we had any major damage,” he said.

Carolina Roofing and Guttering was contracted to do the work for $64,000. The city had to pay an extra $11,000 for the removal of the asbestos shingles, Ebron said.

The old shingles, on the Trader Street side of the building, were 20 percent asbestos, and the city had to have them remediated by law. Rhem Insulation did that job.

The flat portion of the roof was replaced with EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer), a rubber membrane designed for flat roofs.

Ebron said that a rain storm that came in before the gap between the flat roof and sloped roof were joined did some damage to insulation and flat ceiling tiles inside the building during the job.

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