If you’re familiar at all with Lexington, chances are you know all about Rupp Arena, the main stage for the UK Wildcats Men’s Basketball team. They’ve been doing a ton of construction over the last year to ensure that it remains the best basketball arena in the South, and maybe even in the country (okay, we may be a little biased). One of these improvements was a brand new roofing system, and ABR Construction was lucky enough to be the ones to provide it! Read on to let us tell you all about this brand new roof.
Naturally, the first thing we had to do to put a new roof on Rupp was to remove the old one. We engaged in a complete removal of the old roofing system (all 140,000 square feet of it) and began to install the new one. We were working on a pretty tight timeline, as we only had about 3 months to get it all done. All of our work had to be completed between mid-June and mid-September, but we managed to get it done. As the weather allowed, we pretty consistently kept 20-25 people working on the roof to make sure we could meet this deadline.
As you probably know, mid-June to mid-September in Kentucky is HOT! We often started work around 3:00 AM to protect our employees from the hottest part of the day. On Rupp Arena, we installed a Sarnafil PVC Roof System, which is an extremely durable material that is resistant to moisture, wind, and fire.
In the coming months, we will also be doing all of the roofing work on the Lexington Convention Center renovation and expansion, which will tie into our work on Rupp Arena. We can’t wait to get started on this project and show off more of our quality work.ABR Construction is a commercial roofing company conveniently located in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Our services include roof construction and repair, site excavation, preventative maintenance programs, and much more. We offer custom solutions to all of our customers and will work tirelessly to get the job done efficiently and with the best work. We proudly serve Danville, Richmond, Mount Sterling, Georgetown, Hazard, Pikeville, Somerset, Liberty, and London, KY, so call us today to see how we can help you with your project!