New roofing approved for Golden Manor, Engineering building

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Combined contracts total more than $269,170

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Thomas Perry Timmins city council has approved roof replacement over the day program and boardroom areas of the Golden Manor — portions of the structure scheduled to remain in use following planned construction of the new building. File photo/The Daily Press SunMedia

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Both the city’s Engineering building and a portion of Golden Manor will be the recipients of some roof work after council awarded contracts for both projects to separate firms during the June 15 meeting.

North Bay-based Blanchfield Roofing Company Limited has been chosen to complete the work on the roof of the Engineering building, as a cost of $120,170, plus HST.

“The current roof is a single-play PVC (polyvinyl chloride) membrane,” said Gerry Paquette, the city’s acting manager of Parks and Recreation and project supervisor.

“It is approaching the end of its service life and we are experiencing difficulties with some leaks.

“There have been a few mechanical fastener failures on the roof, so it is time it is replaced.”

Records show the current roof on the structure was installed in 1999.

Blanchfield’s bid was one of four received for the project, with the others coming from Val Caron-based Damisona Roofing Ltd. ($134,900, plus HST), North Bay-based Designed Roofing Inc. ($122,000, plus HST) and Timmins-based Buildcor Construction ($149,000, plus HST).

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The expenditure for the Engineering building roof work is contained within the approved 2021 capital budget.

In the planning of this project, it was discovered that there is no insulation in the attic space on the perimeter walls which is contrary to current codes and will lead to deterioration of these walls.

Previous repairs to the exterior stone veneer were completed in 2016 that were likely caused in part by this missing insulation.

Plans call for the use of surplus funds to tender the installation of spray foam on the perimeter walls of the attic spaces of the building.

Meanwhile, Damisona Roofing Ltd. has been awarded the contract, valued at $149,000, plus HST, for roof replacement over the day program and boardroom areas of the Golden Manor — portions of the structure scheduled to remain in use following planned construction of the new building.

“Again, this roof is experiencing leaks that have affected their operations,” Paquette said.

“The original roof was installed in 1997, so it is at the end of its expected service life.

Damisona’s bid was one of five received for the project, with the others coming from Val Caron-based Douro Rooting & Sheet Metal Contractors Ltd. ($214,700, plus HST), Timmins-based Buildcor Construction ($186,626.30, plus HST), North Bay-based Designed Roofing Inc. ($225,000, plus HST) and Blanchfield Roofing Company Limited ($235,600, plus HST).

The 2021 capital budget provided $100,000 for this project, but the shortfall will be made up with $60,000 that was approved in the 2021 capital budget for a parking lot upgrade.

The parking lot upgrade is no longer required, as this parking area will be used in the future construction of the new Golden Manor facility.

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