The City of Pasadena’s Linda Vista Branch Library closed on Monday, May 22, for a scheduled roof replacement project. The branch, which is at 1281 Bryant Street, is expected to remain closed until June 28.
The current roof is over 30 years old and has undergone multiple repairs, according to information from Pasadena Public Works Director Tony Olmos.
The replacement will be for a WeatherWeld fully seamless encapsulation roof system that is more durable and can better withstand environmental exposure, thereby, necessitating minimal maintenance and repairs, Olmos said.
This newer type of roofing application is designed to reinforce existing roof systems and eliminate roof leaks with one seamless piece of impenetrable membrane; a clear advantage especially for standard flat roof systems that are prone to seam leaks and deterioration. Olmos noted that all applications and materials used during the installation are also odorless and contain no volatile organic compounds.
The Department of Public Works will oversee the installation performed by the vendor. Total project completion is expected to fall well within the five-week library closure, according to Olmos.
Library staff will be relocated temporarily to other branch libraries during this time.
The City Council awarded a construction contract to McDonnell Roofing Inc. on September 12, 2022, for this capital improvement project as part of the annual work plan earmarked for building maintenance needs.
During the closure Linda Vista’s patrons nearest available library will be the San Rafael Branch Library at 1240 Nithsdale Road. The San Rafael Branch is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.