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Stressful Roofing Job?

Marco Metal Roofs
March 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

By Marco Industries.

It might not be as bad as you think.

We’ve all had that one job that was nothing but trouble. It could be weather delays, problems with installation or manpower, or even the homeowner or building owner being incredibly hard to deal with. No matter what the situation, that job just couldn’t get done fast enough. Sound familiar?

Nobody likes those kinds of jobs. So, the next time you have one, just be thankful you’re not putting the roof on the Raiders’ new Las Vegas home, Allegiant Stadium. Sure, it’s a big, and probably profitable job, but it hasn’t been without its headaches. In fact, over the last seven months, the roof is the feature that has received the most attention in the entire $1.9B project. Reports of delays due to roofing problems, possible weather damage to the lack of a completed roof and more have plagued the project.

The problems started in August when crews from the Mortenson-McCarthy Joint Venture were preparing to lift the cable-net roof system from the stadium floor. Allegiant's roof encompasses complex engineering dynamics that include a web of more than 100 stainless-steel cables that create a structural diaphragm and support the steel structure for the plastic ETFE roofing system, the same material used for the roof of the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, the stress of pulling the cables taut from several nodes lining the roof caused some bolts to break.

Ever had that kind of stress on one of your roofing jobs?

Fortunately, things are looking up. The cable-net lift has now been completed and the ETFE roof support is in place. A recent press tour revealed, among other things, a small section of safety netting that eventually will be used in the installation of a 7-acre translucent plastic polymer roof, one of the signature attractions of the Las Vegas Raiders’ 65,000-seat future home. Reporters saw the first indications of progress toward installing sections of the plastic roof. Basically a giant jigsaw puzzle, officials say the roof will be installed piece by piece while leaving sections open to extract cranes and other equipment from the ground before sealing it up.

Apparently, not everything is as easy to install as products from the Marco Weather-Tite™ System.

To learn more about Marco, visit www.MarcoIndustries.com. To contact Marco directly, you can email them here or call 1-800-800-8590.



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