NEEDS A NEW
ROOF The roof of the DUP Scout Cabin in
Levan needs a new roof. Levan Town Council voted
to help with costs for the roof.
By Rebecca Dopp
A bit of blue sky seems like a good thing for most
people, but to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers in Levan,
blue sky is a concern.
The old scout cabin, located at 63 West Center in Levan,
is in bad need of a new roof. According to Joyce Justet, DUP
member, the old wood shingles are beginning to curl and come
off, allowing people who go inside to see blue sky through
the roof. She said that water had not been leaking through
yet, but if the roof was not repaired or replaced soon, it
would be just a matter of time, and the DUP has many
artifacts inside that they would hate to be destroyed.
Justet said that the cabin and the land it sits on is the
property of the town and that the DUP leases it from the
town. She said the DUP does not have the budget to replace
the roof by themselves, but could come up with part of the
cost if the town pledged their financial support, too.
Justet said that she had contacted six different roofers
for bids, and had received only three bids. All three bids
contained estimates for either asphalt or wood shingles, or
The council felt that a tin roof would probably last the
longest. Justet felt that the look of tin would ruin the
integrity of the old cabin which is made out of logs. She
said that she preferred the wood shingles or the asphalt
shingles, but that the decision would be up to the council
because the town owns the property.
"But you're going to pay for part of it, too," said Mayor
After looking at all three bids, tin appeared to be in
the middle of the prices, more than asphalt, but less than
"The only thing you have to worry about with a tin roof
is the wearing out of the the gaskets under the screws,"
said council member Corey Christensen.
"You have to have 2 x 4s under it to make it stay," said
Justet said that the DUP could apply $2,000 towards the
new roof. The mayor felt that the town should cover the
The council decided to go with a bid from Farrell Roofing
out of Mona for $6,923. This includes tearing off the
existing roof, resheet with 7/16 wafer board, apply
underlayment with ice and water shield in the valleys and in
the eaves, and apply wood shingles 5x.
The DUP hopes work on the new roof will begin soon.