Grapevine City Council approved purchasing a new roof for the Municipal Service Center on May 2.

What happened: The service center sustained damage during a tornado event Dec. 13. About 95 city employees were displaced after the building, located at 1 Shady Brook Drive, had damage to its interior walls, furniture and computers. It also had water damage from the rain that came through the roof after the tornado.

Over 60% of the roof was damaged during the storm, according to a presentation given by Director of Public Works Bryan Beck.

The details: The building’s undamaged area will be renovated to match the new roof, improve its insulation, and meet current building and energy codes, city documents stated. The roof will be purchased from Weatherproofing Services.

Replacement of the roof includes:
  • Equipment;
  • Labor;
  • Materials to demolish the existing roof;
  • Installation of the metal deck;
  • A metal standing seam roof;
  • Insulation;
  • Gutters and downspouts; and
  • 20-year weather tightness warranty.
Cost breakdown: Estimated costs are $2.35 million, city documents stated. The price amount considers a 10% construction contingency on the base bid of $2.11 million. The portion of the roof that was damaged will be covered by insurance. Beck said he expects insurance to cover about 50%-60% of the construction-related costs.