Replace/Restore Building 2 Roof and Appurtenances

Department of Veterans Affairs – Salem VA Medical Center, Salem, VA

What We Did

This project was to completely replace the deteriorating original 1930’s slate roof with new material closely matching the unique original in both color and size. Design considerations and challenges included restoration of the existing cupola with metal roof; gutter and downspout replacement; fascia/soffit restoration; failing dormers, windows, and louvers; masonry repointing; ornamental railing; asbestos removal of roof mastic; and evaluation of structural integrity of wood sheathing substrate. Atriax contracted for ASTM D1761 testing protocol to evaluate the resistance of various fasteners in the original substrate sheathing. Test findings eliminated the need for wholesale replacement of the sheathing, saving considerable funds.

Project Details

Services: Project Management, Planning, Architecture/Interiors, Construction Services, Specialty Services (historic rehab)

Budget: Construction – $1.8M

How We Did

The design was on-time and on-budget in spite of the significant challenges encountered with the failing historic slate roof.

“Your design documents for the Building 2 roof are more compliant with the National CAD standard than any other designs we have received!”

Eric Carpenter, PE, Project Manager, Salem VAMC