With spring on the way, many of us are excited to get back to our favorite out door hobbies. One local construction team is hoping to make that return a little easier for hikers and bikers. Dan Perkins Construction is donating a brand new metal roof to the Noquemanon Trail Network’s Trailhead Pavilion. The project includes all the material, labor and will coast about eight thousand dollars.
“As a business we believe in this culture, we believe in our area, and we believe that we can encourage the growth of all kinds of parts of our culture through these types of activities,” said Dan Perkins, president of Dan Perkins Construction.
Perhaps one of the best parts of the donation is the lifespan of the roof. Unlike common asphalt shingles, metal roofing can last up to a hundred years.
“The great think about having a hundred year life span on a roof is we don’t have to come back and do that later. That money, obviously, that’s raised by the public and local businesses and put into the trails will stay on the trails instead of having to go in and put on another asphalt roof, basically,” said Mike Brunet, a board member for the Noquemanon Trail Network.
With the money saved on not having to purchase a roof, it can go toward other NTN projects like bridge building, trail and facilities maintenance as well as the hiring of employees. The new pavilion can be rented out for birthday parties or fundraisers, and will host many NTN events.