The Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta was built in 1889 and contains legislative offices, visitors' galleries and a museum with an extensive collection of artifacts reflecting Georgia's history. Because of its historical significance, the Capitol is a national historical landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Capitol's expansive low-slope roof system has been plagued by water leaks since its construction, and water damage to the copper roof system resulted in the replacement of the building's atria ceiling plaster twice in 10 years. So when The Commission for the Preservation of the Georgia State Capitol was established in 1994 by an act of the General Assembly to oversee the Capitol's restoration, reroofing work was anticipated.
After being invited to bid on the project by its architect, Atlanta-based Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Tip Top Roofers Inc., Smyrna, Ga., was chosen to reroof the Georgia State Capitol.
A meticulous process