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Tip Top Roofers Inc. reroofs the Georgia State Capitol

by Ashley St. John
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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.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images, Seattle

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...



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