Courts Plus roof replacement project approved at recent Board Meeting

Upcoming maintenance work at Courts Plus will include the replacement of the roof over the Courts Plus café area, with the project receiving approval at the January 10 Park Board Meeting. Infrastructure projects such as this are a critical part of maintaining the Park District’s existing facilities.

In 2021, the majority of Courts Plus’ roof was replaced, with the plan to complete the project in smaller second and third phases in 2022 and 2026, respectively.

The café roof project comprises the second phase. It is over 20 years old and has reached the end of its useful life. The area was identified in need of replacement based on the Courts Plus roof asset management program and from the results of an inspection performed in 2020.

Work will include tearing off the membrane down to the insulation, inspecting and replacing any insulation as needed and installing a new membrane, which would provide improved thermal performance and condensation control on the roof system.

The District approved awarding the contract to Garland/DBS. The District has worked with Garland/DBS on a number of roofing projects over the years including the Wagner Center, Crestview and most recently the Courts Plus fitness floor and multi-purpose rooms in 2021. Staff has been satisfied with work completed by Garland/DBS as well as its responsiveness to warranty issues.

The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed from April 12 through April 30, 2022 (weather pending); and is anticipated to take 4 to 7 days.