Built in 1923, the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland's Old Main building was the college's first campus structure. Beginning in July 2015, the building's roof systems were restored by Evans Roofing Co. Inc., Elmira, N.Y.
Workers removed the existing slate and copper aprons; repaired the roof deck boards; and installed 4,540 square feet of new copper aprons and 22,320 square feet of Evergreen Slate Co. Inc. slate in Unfading Green. The existing EPDM membrane on the low-slope areas was removed and replaced with a SOPREMA® two-ply COLPLY® roof system. A permanent fall-protection system also was added.
After overcoming challenges such as a high volume of pedestrian traffic, an occupied building and busy parking lots, Evans Roofing successfully completed SUNY at Cortland's Old Main building's roof system restoration project in March.