Much Anticipated State Theatre Roofing Project is Complete
The State Theatre, owned and operated by the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center, Inc. (APPAC), located in the heart of Auburn has just completed another major milestone in its restoration process. The entire roof of the State Theatre building was completely re-roofed and renovated over a period of seven weeks.
Over eighty years of roof upon roof was torn off and replaced with a new single ply "Cool Roof" system on low slope areas and metal wall panels on vertical wall surfaces. The Cool Roof has a reflective white surface which will significantly reduce cooling costs. The vertical metal panels used are also Cool Roof rated. By becoming more energy efficient, greenhouse gas emissions will be minimized.
During the re-roofing process plywood was installed over the original planking to strengthen the building diaphragm. Areas where the leaking roof had cause dry-rot were repaired and other areas like the clearstory modified. Existing skylights were replaced and additional skylights installed.
All of the existing air conditioning units on the roof had to be moved and then relocated during the project. Accommodations were also put in place to enable the ultimate relocation of the HVAC unit on the ground behind the theater to the roof. The upper flyway wall was painted during the project so as to avoid it having to be done after the new roof was in place.
The roofing project was done with the invaluable assistance of TREMCO Incorporated's product manufacturer Field Advisor, Don Metzger. Metzger developed the project specifications, assisted APPAC in the bid process, monitored progress and assured quality control. According to Metzger, "this was one of the most detailed and complex roofing projects to-date in this area".
The successful bidder and firm used to handle a re-roofing project of this complexity was Legacy Roofing & Waterproofing of Sacramento. Local businesses were also engaged in the task. Maki Heating and Air Conditioning of Auburn handled all aspects of moving and relocating all equipment associated with heating, cooling and ventilating. Solomon Electric of Auburn handled all electrical needs associated with the project. Bendz Painting of Colfax painted the upper flyway wall and marquee support struts. Anderson Engineering of Auburn provided necessary engineering analysis. Paul Breckenridge of Community Architecture provided design specifications and Point 2 Structural Engineers the supporting structural engineering.
According to Ron Ravo, APPAC's Vice President of Operations and Project Manager, "it was a pleasure to work with such a dedicated group of professionals representing such a diverse group of disciplines. I feel that APPAC, and the community, have truly gotten a tremendous value for the capital money spent on this re-roofing project."
APPAC's total cost of this long overdue and complex project will be approximately $205,500 dollars. The product manufacturer TREMCO, warranties the State Theatre Building roof for a minimum 20 year life.
The community's financial support of APPAC and the State Theatre has assured that the re-roofing project happened and has enabled APPAC to assure that no additional water damage from the roof occurs to the building. The next phase of the State Theatre's evolutionary process depends upon the community's continued generosity. Please call the APPAC office at (530) 885-0156, or click on the two links below to see how you can help.