Doña Ana Roof Renovation Saves LCPS Over One Million Dollars

The recent roof renovation at Doña Ana Elementary not only saved capital funds but also prevented around 80,000 square feet of roofing debris from going to the landfill. LCPS leadership demonstrated environmental and fiscal stewardship in deciding to proceed with a sustainable alternative to roof replacement.


The leaky roof at Doña Ana Elementary is a thing of the past. The recent roof renovation, installed by RoofCARE’s Las Cruces branch, not only saved capital funds but also prevented around 80,000 square feet of roofing debris from going to the landfill. LCPS leadership demonstrated environmental and fiscal stewardship while providing the students and staff at Doña Ana the peace of mind of a new roof.

During the design phase, this project presented local architect Steve Newby with a variety of complex challenges: tight budgets, a short installation window and an existing TPO roof coming apart at the seams. Mr. Newby explored several alternatives to traditional tear off and replacement. Ultimately, he selected a HydroStop fabric-reinforced, fluid-applied roof system to propose to Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) District Construction Director, Gloria Martinez and the state Public School Facilities Authority.

Impressed by the system's thirty years of history, FM ratings and sustainable benefits, the District hired a consultant to conduct diagnostics in order to qualify the system as eligible for application and warranty.

The project was awarded to prime contractor, ESA Construction. RoofCARE's Las Cruces branch was the roofing subcontractor. Despite working around one of the heaviest monsoon seasons in recent history, the project was completed on time, on budget and without change orders. Incredibly, there were no leaks during construction that were a result of the roofing project.​

Doña Ana's principal, Cherie Love was amazed. "For such a major project, there was minimal impact to our learning environment. We were impressed that there was very little noise and the smell was hardly detectable. Student safety and learning was at the forefront of all decisions,” she said.

The completed project carries a 25-year labor and material warranty from the manufacturer. It's also renewable for the life of the building. ESA Construction Project Manager Obed Molina liked what he saw, saying “I was impressed with the quality and adhesion of the completed roof system and with RoofCARE's attention to detail throughout the job.” 

Ms. Love agrees, adding “RoofCARE was responsive to our questions about the project. Sam Rowan, the Project Manager, even attended our Open House, parent meetings and Fall Harvest Festival to provide information and answer questions.”

RoofCARE CEO, Louis Zaina concludes, "It was a privilege to be involved with such an innovative and challenging project. I'm proud of the ESA/RoofCARE team. 80,000 square feet of roofing installed during monsoon season and essentially no interruption to the core mission of the facility. The bold, creative decision making from District leadership saved taxpayers over a million dollars. This was truly a win for the entire community.”

​RoofCARE has been providing cost effective, sustainable roofing solutions throughout New Mexico and West Texas for over eight years. RoofCARE's Las Cruces branch opened in 2011 and currently has 17 full time employees in the area. Visit for more information.​

Source: RoofCARE

Categories: Construction, Facilities Maintenance & Management, Public Schools

Tags: Doña Ana Elementary, fluid-applied, HydroStop, Las Cruces Public Schools, LCPS, New Mexico, PSFA, Renovation, restoration, Roof, Roofcare, roofing

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