Historic Building With History Of Roof Issues

Rain on the roof not a problem considering the history of this roof. Cass County Commissioners were pleased to get a “no leaks” report about the new roof of the county courthouse.

The Cassgram reports the scaffolding first went up in November of 2009 as the project to replace asphalt shingles with a slate and copper roof—closely matching the original roof of the courthouse of 1892—started. The major construction portion ended in March of 2011, about a year longer than originally projected. Some leaks occurred though and final payment was withheld. Commissioners met with representatives of Scott Enterprises (the contractor) and Berggren Architects this past April. Scott Enterprises vowed to fix the leak problems. “They’ve worked very hard to seal it all up,” said District 1 Commissioner John Baroni who serves on the board’s building committee.

Commissioners say they are now ready to make final payment. Scott Enterprises and Berggren Architects were directed to sit down and work out some details on invoicing and bring a report back to the board. The county will now have a year’s warranty on labor and materials followed by the manufacturer’s warranty on materials.

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