Poor Roof Insulation is Costly Mistake for School

In Gaffney South Carolina the Cherokee County School District will spend $1.7 million to repair the high schools roof.

When the high school on Twin Lake Rd. was built 10 years ago the builder only used one inch of insulation instead of the standard two inches. Over the last 10 years heating and air-conditioning costs have reached $63,000.

School superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore said “We want to make sure we spend the taxpayers’ money very wisely. Now we’ve learned about it, and we’re trying to put things in place to make sure we don’t make that same mistake again.”

Consultant to Monitor Job Site

The school will have a consultant on hand to monitor the work and to ensure the roof receives adequate insulation this time. The new roof will have three inches of insulation with a projected savings of over $100,000 in the next 20 years.

The school district is also considering suing the original contractor and construction company to recover its losses.

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