Guilford Park High School opens in Howard County – Cole Roofing is a key construction partner.

Guilford Park High School in Howard County. Maryland was open for new classes in August 2023.  

The  $129 million-dollar new construction project included a roof provided by Cole Roofing Company; a family owned 100 plus year old commercial roofing firm in Baltimore.

The new school is intended to be used by over 1,600 students soon.  It is the County’s first new high school since 2005.

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The building features 40 classrooms and several technology and science rooms.

For Cole Roofing Company, the project had more than the usual construction challenges.  The supply chain interruptions due to the Covid-related material shortages created the need for material planning, which only a company with Cole’s strength and reputation could overcome.  The project materials included over 140,000 square ft. of built-up roofing and some 37,000 square ft. of metal wall panels.

Cole Roofing overcame supply and other obstacles to contribute to an on time and on budget roof, ready for the kids to start the school year.

Colonial Baptist Church Roof Renovation

Recently Cole Roofing constructed a roof replacement at the Colonial Baptist Church in Randallstown, Maryland.  The Cole Production team was tasked with correcting roof issues that had caused significant interior damage to the Church.

The overall project included 8,300 sq. ft. of roof membrane material and metal custom shop-formed copings and trim.  Just the kind of nuanced and challenging jobs we like to do. Cole Roofing’s best value is in solving challenges that jobs with existing or older buildings present us.  Some other complications at the Church included:

  • The roof had a round skylight that would have caused interior damage if removed. Cole built a pressure treated wood cover and fully covered it with the 20yr Roof Membrane.
  • The solution to a brick chimney with missing/cracked mortar joints and a cracked mortar cap was to add pressure treated plywood to the chimney, fully wrapped it in the 20yr roof membrane and added a shop formed stainless steel cap with soldered joints.
  • A very unusual accommodation was keeping the project presentable for several funeral services that came up during the roof replacement. We would dismantle our staging area and move the items around the back so the funerals could take place with no knowledge of the construction of the roof replacement project. Cole worked closely with church leaders to consider their unique needs.
  • The end result and job success?  The church and its parishioners were able to fix the interior damage caused by the old roof leaks and can now enjoy their place of worship.

Cole Roofing really thrives when we work with customers who have challenging construction and usage problems. We’re delighted to have been part of the solution, completing the project on time and on budget and with an emphasis on the safety of members, employees and workers.

At Cole Roofing, we make challenging roof projects successful.  For over a century, Cole Roofing has built a reputation for quality workmanship with the delivery of client focused projects on time, safely constructed and on budget. Offering traditional roofing technologies, Cole offers options that include solar PV, metal panels, vegetated roof systems, roof-decks, water management systems, solar thermal and daylighting.

Westminster Maryland Historic Clock Tower – rescued by Cole Roofing!

The historic clock tower in Westminster, Maryland, stands as a symbol of the town’s rich heritage and is a beloved landmark for locals and tourists alike. Built in 1879 as a firehouse, it’s an iconic part of the town.

In an ambitious move to preserve its legacy, the community rallied behind a comprehensive restoration plan and called upon Cole Roofing Company and other specialty contractors to save the structure.

Suffering from age, water damage and deterioration, and some unfortunate vandalism, the Tower’s condition was a cause for concern among residents and businesses. There was some worry that the structure might even collapse. The roof was damaged, and the tower roof area was leaking.

Cole’s professional team intricately repaired the slate, replaced copper panels, and installed roofing materials, barriers, and sealants to prevent further leakage.

Stop by 66 East Main Street this coming Fall weekend to view our handiwork. Cole Roofing is proud to have been a part of the rescue of this significant architectural structure.

The Lyric gets a roof upgrade with Cole Roofing Company

The Lyric Theatre in Baltimore was built in 1894. The building is on the national register of Historic Places. It is one of the gems of our city.

So, when it was time to modify the roof, it made sense to choose a roofing company with the capacity, competence, and over 100 years of experience. Cole Roofing Company recently completed the roof renovation project. The work performed included restoration and coating of the existing metal roof, thereby extending the life of the roof for over 20 years with a manufacturer’s warranty.

The extreme pitch of the roof challenged our team to ensure that the coating was properly applied and safely implemented. The job required a lot of pre-planning and frequent review.

The Lyric is located on Mt. Royal Street near the University of Baltimore. It is another of the many historical projects Cole has performed that ensure Baltimore’s treasured buildings are handled with care.