Huge Roof Repairs for A Library

ATTLEBORO — A $104,000 roof repair at the city’s library has nearly doubled in cost after the contractor found unexpected problems.

And the price tag could get even bigger, maybe growing to $1 million, if the city decides to expand the project because aging rooftop HVAC units could fail soon and should be replaced.

The city’s clerk of the works, Marc Zawatsky of ABM Group, told city councilors this week that roofing contractor John F. Shea Co. is seeking an $88,000 increase in the $104,000 job after discovering that two of three roofs scheduled for repair were constructed differently with different materials.

All told, the three roofs, which are part of the library’s addition, are 27 years old and cover about 7,000 square feet.

The first roof was repaired without any issues. But when Shea workers uncovered the two remaining roofs it was discovered that the decking, slope and insulation are all different. Roof repairs at Attleboro Public Library get bigger | Local News |