I have just now started thinking about what it is going to take to fix up the building. It is going to take some time to figure out what needs to be done, but of course there are some obvious things which have to be done and the big one is getting a new roof on the place. We have found a list of roofing companies in NYC and we are trying to figure out which one of them is going to be able to do the job at the best price. Of course if you do not have a sound roof you are going to end up with problems and this roof has been patched up several times in the past. Now it is time to start over again. Of course they just put a new layer of that stuff on there the last couple of times, but you can not go on doing that indefinitely. The reason is simple engineering.
A roof has a load bearing and that is how much weight you can have on it before it is going to give up and fall in on top of you. You can put a few layers of that stuff on top of each other, but at some point it starts to get to be too much for the structure to hold out against. The thing that usually happen is that you get a huge rain fail or a bunch of snow which all piles on top of the roof, which is already over stressed. Snow can be really heavy, especially if you have a really big snow one after the other..Of course last year you probably had a lot of roofs collapse under the weight of tons of snow, the stuff was piled up as high as rooftops.Read More