St. Charles Elementary School
1690 Hwy 1
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301
Owner: Lafourche Parish School Board
Architect: David Reed, Morton Verges Architects
Project: Roofing Replacement and Repairs
By the time the 2004-2005 school year approached, St. Charles Elementary was in dire need for roof replacement on three of the school's buildings, as well as repairs to the main school building. With funding secured, the Lafourche Parish School Board put the project to bid thru Morton Verges Architects, and Edward J. Laperouse Metal Works, Inc. was awarded the project.
In an effort to save time and money by not having to remove the existing corrugated roofing panels, the owners and Architect opted to install the new Standing Seam 24 gauge roofs over the existing roofs. This also allowed for the school to function continuously thru the re-roofing project.
Edward J. Laperouse Metal Works installed the Roofhugger ™ 16 gauge retro-fit framing system over the existing building purlins. Additional insulation and Ultra Seam 200 Standing Seam panels were then installed over the new retor-fit purlins. Also, the existing ridges were cut and a vented ridge was installed to allow for proper ventilation.
The finish product was an attractive, structurally sound, continuous panel roofing system with no exposed fasteners. The project was a success!!!
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