Roof Renovation at Planz Elementary School

Preserving Excellence in Education through Roofing Innovation

Client: Planz Elementary School

Location: Bakersfield, California

Introduction: Planz Elementary School, an institution committed to fostering young minds and shaping future generations, faced a significant challenge when its existing composition shingle roof began to show signs of wear and age. In its endeavor to provide a conducive learning environment, the school administration sought the expertise of Medrano Roofing to remodel the roof and replace it with durable 30-year composition shingles. This case study highlights how Medrano Roofing elevated the school’s roofing system to ensure safety, comfort, and longevity.

Project Scope: The project aimed to renovate the existing composition shingle roof of Planz Elementary School by replacing it with high-quality 30-year composition shingles. The project’s scope included meticulous planning, execution, and quality control to ensure that the new roofing system met and exceeded the school’s requirements.


  1. Operational Continuity: The roofing project had to be carried out while minimizing disruptions to the school’s daily operations. Ensuring the safety of students and staff was paramount.
  2. Aging Roof: The existing composition shingle roof was showing signs of deterioration, with leaks and potential water damage posing risks to the building’s structural integrity.
  3. Weather Constraints: The project was subject to weather conditions that could impact the schedule and progress. Proper planning and flexibility were crucial to overcoming potential delays.

Solution: Medrano Roofing devised a comprehensive plan to address the challenges and provide a lasting solution for Planz Elementary School:

  1. Detailed Assessment: A thorough inspection was conducted to assess the condition of the existing roof, identify areas of concern, and plan the renovation accordingly.
  2. Customized Solution: Medrano Roofing recommended the installation of 30-year composition shingles known for their durability, aesthetic appeal, and long-lasting performance.
  3. Phased Execution: The project was divided into phases, ensuring that only specific sections of the roof were worked on at a time. This approach minimized disruptions to school activities.
  4. Safety Protocols: Strict safety measures were implemented to ensure the protection of students, staff, and workers. Safety barriers, signage, and regular briefings were part of the safety plan.

Implementation: The execution of the roof renovation project at Planz Elementary School followed a systematic and careful approach:

  1. Roof Remodeling: The existing composition shingles were removed in phases, ensuring that the school’s daily activities were minimally impacted. The roofing surface was then prepared for the installation of the new shingles.
  2. 30-Year Composition Shingles Installation: High-quality 30-year composition shingles were installed according to manufacturer specifications and industry best practices. This roofing material was selected for its durability, aesthetic appeal, and long lifespan.
  3. Quality Control: Regular inspections were carried out throughout the project to maintain the quality of workmanship and materials. Any issues identified were promptly addressed to ensure the roofing’s integrity.

Results: The collaboration between Planz Elementary School and Medrano Roofing led to a successful roofing renovation project with multiple benefits:

  1. Enhanced Protection: The installation of 30-year composition shingles ensured improved protection against leaks, water damage, and the elements, contributing to the longevity of the building.
  2. Aesthetic Upgrade: The new composition shingles added aesthetic appeal to the school’s appearance, enhancing its overall image and curb appeal.
  3. Operational Continuity: The phased execution of the project allowed the school to continue its activities without major disruptions.
  4. Safety Priority: Medrano Roofing’s emphasis on safety measures ensured the well-being of everyone involved in the project and those within the school premises.
  5. Long-Term Investment: The 30-year composition shingles are designed for durability, reducing the need for frequent maintenance and repairs.

Conclusion: The Planz Elementary School roof renovation project stands as a testament to the positive impact that well-executed roofing projects can have on educational institutions. Medrano Roofing’s commitment to quality, safety, and tailored solutions ensured that the school received a renewed roofing system that would provide protection, aesthetic appeal, and long-term benefits. Through this collaboration, the school is now better equipped to fulfill its mission of nurturing young minds in a safe and conducive environment.