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Community House gets new roof
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2014 | 78 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
When Carrollton Mayor Russell Wilson saw work on the new roof start last week, he was excited to know that better days are ahead for the nearly-80-year-old building.

“I was tickled,” Wilson said. “Once you get the roof on, then better days are ahead for the building.”

Dixie Roofing of Winona began roof work on the Carrollton Community House last week after months of leaks caused damage to the building.

“The last renovation was 13 years ago when the Community House had the work done in 2001,” Wilson said.

As of Tuesday, the front section of the community house and the chimney area had received work, and Wilson said once completed, everything else will fall in place.

“All the rains we had during the spring, the roof started to leak, and while we looked over the roof with the insurance adjuster, we noticed there was a hole,” Wilson said.

Wilson said it was also discovered that shingle strips and wood were the only things separating the community house floor from the sky, and the town board voted to add insulation to give added comfort to the building.

“There was no insulation up there,” Wilson said. “Adding insulation would help with the air conditioning. Last spring, a new air conditioner system and programmable thermostat were installed, and with the new roof and insulation, Wilson said it will add to the longevity of the new unit.

“This will save money in the long run,” Wilson said. “The insulation will keep it cool.”

The Carrollton Community House was built in the 1930s and has since served as a villa for social and civic functions at its Lexington Street location.

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