When owner David Wilkes of David Wilkes Builders asked us to participate in the charitable construction of a new building for the Girlstart program, we were excited by the opportunity to lend our skills and experience to such a worthy cause as Girlstart. Through a range of programs, Girlstart provides a year-round, intensive suite of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education programs for girls of all ages. Girlstart’s mission is to foster STEM skills development, encourage careers in the field, and instill the importance of STEM as a way to solve the world?s major problems. We were immediately impressed with Girlstart’s mission and understood the impact this location would have not only on the program, but on the lives of each student who attended.
It is always a pleasure to be able to use our capacity as roofers and resources to help others. For this project, we wanted to provide a high quality, durable roofing system that would endure for a lifetime of continuous wear and tear; rugged enough to stand up against hail, wind, and debris, while still providing an attractive match to the overall color scheme of dark grey with pink trim. Everyone involved felt that the Berridge Metallic Lead Coat was the closest color match providing the maximum durability and protection for this project. This is a 24 gauge steel roofing solution with a durable polyvinyl coating known as Kynar, which offers superior rust and impact resistance. We chose a Concealed Fastener system, which provides superior protection against moisture penetrating the roof barrier as opposed to the ?screw down? systems of the past. To close the panels and ensure protection, we roll formed and seamed our panels with a double lock , effectively putting two vertical walls between outside moisture and the roof interior.
Upon completion of the project we left them with a roof that will last for years to come, so they can continue their important work without worrying about the leaks, roof damage or problems that come with inferior roofing systems. We were proud to assist David Wilkes Builders with the project, and use our skills, experience and time to provide such a worthy cause with the gift of a Quality roof.