Monday, October 17, 2022

Aspen Hill Library roof replacement begins today

Montgomery County is replacing the roof of the Aspen Hill Library. The library will remain open during the project, which begins today, October 17, 2022. A press release from the County says the work will take about eight weeks to complete, and that the "simplified lines" of the new roof will be more energy-efficient.

Considering that the library is regarded as a candidate for historic preservation, due to its outstanding architectural design by renowned architect John H. Sullivan, the phrase "simplified lines" jumped out in the press release. I contacted the County's Department of General Services to inquire about whether or not these "simplified lines" would change the building's appearance.

Mike Lowe, the project manager for Environmental, Stormwater and Paving Work for the County, said the new roof will have a standing seam metal finish. He said the existing roof is in poor condition, and the County is moving quickly to replace it before winter weather begins.

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