Q. Any updates on the roof?
A. Yes! There’s good news and bad news. Which do you want to hear first?
A. Okay. After months of extreme and intense planning we are finally maybe possibly getting our much - promised new roof. Yessirree. If you sense a lack of conviction in my voice it’s because getting a new roof is COMPLICATED. I won’t bore you with the gory details. We’re going to have a beautiful new roof! The most beautiful roof in Pacific Beach. A perfect roof with a railing around it. A roof that will protect us from heat and rain like you won’t believe. And our roof will have a Davit drop-down system so the window washers can stop making like Spiderman.
Q. You convinced me. I’m in love with the new roof idea. What’s the bad news?
A. We’re completely removing the old roof and starting from scratch. It will be noisy and dirty. A chute will be built to carry the debris from the roof down to the street. That probably won’t be pretty. There will be trucks, cranes, stacks of building materials. Planter beds are vulnerable but Landscape Committee was planning an update anyway.
Q. What about the roof job vis a vis the pandemic?
A. There will be up to eight workers who will be wearing facemasks in the common area. They will be using only one elevator, will have their own porta john and their health will be verified.