Impact on Learning

Lynn Camp Elementary School

Project Snapshot

PROJECT: Lynn Camp Elementary School
LOCATION: Corbin, Kentucky
COMPANY NAME: Duro-Last, Inc.

Lynn Camp Elementary School

Duro-Last products gave students a clean, dry place to learn, without the threat of mold from roof leaks, or the additional distractions leaks can cause.


When roof leaks were starting to interfere with the daily activities of Lynn Camp Elementary School in Corbin, Kentucky, administrators knew it was time for a new roof.

“We had a situation in a lot of the rooms where tiles were molding because of the roof leaks,” says Anthony Pennington, principal of Lynn Camp Schools. “It was becoming a constant distraction for not only our students but our teachers and their learning process.”

The existing standing seam metal section of the roof was a daunting task at more than 78,000 square feet, but its design and blue color was a look the school was hoping to maintain. However, the projected timeline to complete a metal roof of this size would be nine to 12 months, well outside the school’s needs.

With added pressures from the local health department, time was of the essence for this project. When JBK Roofing presented a metal retrofit option using the Duro-Last Vinyl Rib system, school administrators knew they had found the right solution.


The assembly used for this project was Duro-Guard EPS Flute Fill Combo as the base, and then Duro-Guard ISO HD and DensDeck® cover boards. Duro-Fleece 50 mil membrane was adhered with Duro-Grip CR-20 adhesive and, lastly, the Vinyl Ribs were heat welded to the adhered membrane.

Being such a large roof, more than 52,000 liner feet of Vinyl Rib was used.

“This is by far the largest and most intense Vinyl Rib project we’ve done,” says Brandon Keck, president of JBK Roofing. “Even so, the Duro-Last system was extremely fastpaced and allowed us to fit in the school’s schedule, taking only 90 days to complete.”

The bright blue color of the Duro-Fleece membrane also gave the school the aesthetic look they wanted. “We wanted something cutting edge, we wanted something that would last a long time and would look amazing for our school,” Pennington says.


A clean and dry school is a great place for students to learn. Duro-Last helped Lynn Camp Elementary ensure that their students would stay both dry and focused, regardless of the weather outside. The school was also able to achieve the aesthetic look they wanted, giving students a place they can be proud to learn in, each and every day.

Editor’s Review

A failing roof is a health threat to staff and students because of moisture issues. The U.S. EPA’s 2010 study, entitled “How does Indoor Air Quality Impact Student Health and Academic Performance?” says that substandard environmental conditions in schools can cause serious health problems for children. In addition, it states that IAQ also directly impacts student academic performance. Due to the size of the roof, a quick and effective solution needed to be found. Duro-Last’s representatives and the roofing company worked together to keep disruptions to a minimum and to complete this process in just 90 days. And, the final result was a bright blue roof, which the students, administrators and community see as a reflection of school pride.

This article originally appeared in the issue of .