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Most sections of Thompson Hotel’s roof need replacement, report says

WORTHINGTON — Repairs to the Thompson Hotel will be costly.

A recent report from Minneapolis consultant Inspec found that most of the hotel’s roof needs to be replaced to fix leaking and other roof-related issues.

The total cost would range from $210,600 to $275,400, with an additional $44,000 added if it’s found that extra insulation would be needed to meet contemporary building codes.

Inspec’s John Peterson recommended 21 different repairs, but also said the city of Worthington should replace seven of the roof’s nine sections, each of which have one year or less of service life remaining. .

“No extensive repairs will ensure a leak-free roof system for any extended period of time,” Peterson wrote in the report.

That’s just for the roof. Peterson said the building has a number of wall stabilization issues that need to be addressed prior to, or in conjunction with, the roof replacement at an estimated cost of $100,000.

Addressed the building’s mold issues, and remaining pests, would bring on even more costs.

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