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Renovation will help to increase safety and reduce costs. (St. Louis, MO) – Kirberg Company, one of the Midwest’s largest commercial and residential roofing companies, recently completed a major project at the Library Center, a branch of the Springfield-Greene County Library District located at 4653 S. Campbell Avenue. Their team replaced 724 squares of flat rooftop (approximately 72,414 square feet) with newer, more durable materials that are guaranteed for 20 years. The renovation was expected to take up to eight weeks, but Kirberg worked efficiently to complete the task in only 22 days. The building’s original roof, constructed in 1995, had been worn down over the years by weather, foot traffic, and heating and air conditioning machinery. While working with library staff to keep noise and distractions to a minimum, Kirberg removed roofing panels and insulation that had been affected by these elements and installed a new Firestone 80 mil TPO Invisiweld Roof, which has thicker membranes designed to resist damage and puncturing. The new roof also features high-density recovery board for added protection and a white-top layer of Thermoplastic PolyOlefin, which is UV-protected to withstand and reflect the sun’s rays to reduce energy costs. “We couldn’t be happier with the results of this project,” said Eric Kirberg, President of Kirberg Company. “The Springfield-Greene County Library District is a great institution with a long history, and our team worked hard to make it better than ever, so the community can continue to enjoy it for many years to come.” As part of Kirberg’s ongoing commitment to the environment, no chemicals or tars were used for this project, and the team worked closely with library staff to keep noise, dust and other distractions to a minimum. The company was also able to recycle 325 tons of gravel that was removed from the roof by selling it to other companies that will use it for road construction and landscaping. To learn more about this project, or for more information about Kirberg Company, call 314-534-4444, or visit Kirberg.com. About Kirberg Company Kirberg Company is a professional roofing and related services contractor established in 1920, with extensive experience in commercial and residential roofing of all types. Kirberg Company is based in St. Louis with satellite offices throughout Missouri and Kansas. As a founding member of RoofConnect, the premier nationwide professional contractor network, Kirberg Company can serve roofing needs anywhere in the U.S. For more information on Kirberg call toll-free at 1-866-547-2374 or visit their website at Kirberg.com.