A couple of years ago, if you had walked past the South Carolina
Department of Mental Health's Crafts-Farrow Building 1, the sight
of the roof would have surprised you. Sporting an assortment of
roof systems, the building was covered with a steep-slope clay tile
roof system, as well as a gravel-surfaced built-up roof (BUR)
system, and a standing-seam terne metal roof system—repaired
incorrectly—topped its dormers.
NRCA member Murton Roofing of South Carolina Inc., West
Columbia, S.C., was chosen to take on the unique task of finding a
way to replace the roofs on a building that featured three
different roof systems.
"We had bid on the job two years prior, and we were the
successful bidder," says Ed Murton Jr., secretary-treasurer and
project manager of Murton Roofing of South Carolina. "The
Department of Mental Health then put the project on hold, but it
invited contractors to rebid. We were invited...
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