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Apr 9, 2024 | Commercial Roofing, Roofing Case Studies, TPO Roofing | 0 comments

TPO Roofing – Transforming a Historic Gwinnett County Building with Good Shepherd Roofing

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TPO Roof for Historic Building in Dacula, GA


In the heart of a historic downtown city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, lies a building steeped in history. Built in the early 1900s, this structure initially served as the town’s first bank, featuring a large, original walk-in vault. Good Shepherd Roofing (GSR) recently undertook the significant task of replacing its failing roof system, ensuring the preservation of this iconic building’s legacy while enhancing its functionality with a modern TPO roofing solution.

Dacula’s First Bank Building

The building’s age posed unique challenges for any renovation effort, especially dealing ensuring a properly functioning roofing system. The property owner, having faced continuous disappointments with previous roofing solutions, turned to Good Shepherd Roofing for a reliable, lasting solution to protect this important building in Dacula, Georgia’s historic downtown.

The Persistent Problem with TPO Roofing

The main issue plaguing the building was significant leaking, especially at the front of the structure. Previous attempts at repair, including makeshift solutions like a sump-pump contraption, had failed to address the underlying problems, leading to structural damage and tenant property damage. The need for a durable and effective solution was evident.

Good Shepherd’s Diagnostic Approach for Commercial Roofing

Good Shepherd Roofing’s comprehensive inspection revealed the root causes of the building’s woes: layers of old, degraded metal roofing and structurally unsound supports. Surprisingly, a poorly designed gutter system was found to be routing water into, rather than away from, the building. GSR’s three-point plan of listening, learning, and leading guided them to propose a groundbreaking solution.

A Tailored TPO Roofing Solution

Choosing TPO roofing for its cost-effectiveness, durability, and energy efficiency, GSR designed a plan to remove the old roofing and build a new, structurally reinforced deck. This approach promised a long-term resolution for the commercial property owner, emphasizing TPO’s suitability for commercial properties with flat roofs.

Innovative Framing and Carpentry

GSR’s out-of-the-box thinking led to the removal of the non-performing metal roof and the construction of a new frame and decking. This not only supported the TPO material but also ensured proper water drainage, a crucial aspect for the flat roof’s longevity.

Meticulous TPO Roof Installation

The installation process involved careful planning and execution, from removing the old system and constructing new framing to testing the new TPO roof’s water resistance. GSR’s commitment to keeping the client informed and adhering to safety and best practices was evident throughout the project.

The Advantages of TPO Roofing

TPO roofing stood out for its cost efficiency, durability, and UV resistance—qualities particularly beneficial in the Southeast’s warm climate. This material’s energy-efficient properties also promised reduced cooling costs, an attractive prospect for many commercial property owners.

The Transformation

The final product was a testament to Good Shepherd Roofing’s innovative approach, resulting in a leak-free roof that protected the historic building and its occupants. The client’s relief and satisfaction underscored the project’s success, marking a new chapter in the building’s storied existence.


Good Shepherd Roofing’s commercial roof solution for this historic Gwinnett County building demonstrates the unmatched benefits of TPO roofing for commercial applications. The expertise and tailored approach of the GSR team not only resolved longstanding issues but also preserved a piece of local history, proving why we remain a top choice for commercial roofing needs in the Southeast.

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