Structural Upgrade and Roof Replacement

Laconia, New Hampshire

The State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) retained the Turner Group to design a roof replacement for their 7,000 SF, 1970s-era, metal roof that had exceeded its life expectancy.  During the design, it was determined that while the bent frames were adequate for the snow loading, the roof purlins were inadequate. 

The roof upgrade included the installation of ice / snow guards, which provide the building occupants with a safer workplace.  The new insulation in the roof system will conserve energy and will also minimize the ice dams that were a problem for a number of years.