CANISTEO — Despite a sloppy March weather start to the Southern Tier construction season and Coronavirus-19 shuttering businesses everywhere, Larry Dewine and his multiple roofing crews of frequently dozens of area workers should be able to transform at least one ancient rooftop into a more than two-acre new top for the Canisteo-Greenwood Elementary School.
Dewine is vice president of Elmer W. Davis Roofing Company, a Rochester-based company that has handled commercial roofing for almost 85 years. His assessment of the construction season is polite, accurate and based on more than 30 years of personal experience.
“This April wasn’t kind to anyone who works outside,” he said.
Construction workers, especially roofing crews, obviously are in that category.Roofing weather gods changed their meteorological minds in April. If the more favorable weather continues, the three Canisteo-Greenwood roofing projects will be completed this summer, Dewine said. Individual crew sizes change almost daily as debris removal takes more time but shrinks quickly as projects approach completion, he said.