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Story published: 03-26-2013 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

Metal roof at Wetlands to be re-painted

By Kristen Swing
Executive Editor

The blue roof at Wetlands Water Park will soon look a whole lot bluer now that town officials have agreed to spending a little green.

At their March 11 meeting, members of the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously to paying an estimated $12,000 for the metal roof at Wetlands.

The current paint job is peeling and the roof is beginning to rust, which led Water Park Director Matt Townsend to seek bids for the job.

CertaPro Painters will paint the roof as well as related framework areas such as the high-ceiling trusses and window gables.

In approving the painting of the roof, BMA members also voted to wave a 10-year warranty offered by the company after speaking with Sherwin-Williams about the paint to be used on the project.

According to a report created for the BMA, the paint company said the paint, when properly applied, should easily last 10 years, although it is only under warranty by Sherwin-Williams for five years.

Mayor Kelly Wolfe emphasized the need to be sure the painters do, in fact, paint the roof as it should be painted.

“We’re painting a metal roof. I want us to make sure the ever-observant building inspector (J.W.) Greene is on the job and satisfied it’s being done correctly,” Wolfe said. “It’s an area that is weathered and we’re painting on top of paint that is peeling and worn. If they mess it up, then we’re stuck with another peeling roof.”

Alderman Homer G’Fellers made a motion to approve the bid for the project. It was seconded by Alderman Adam Dickson.

The project is expected to begin early next month and will take two to three weeks to complete, Townsend said.