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Bent Wood Shingle Roof Replacement 1933 Storybook Chapel

Designed by architect Francis Harvey Slocombe, this San Jose, California “Storybook” style funeral chapel  is a close replica of another built in Berkeley a few years earlier. The signature element is the bent and/or waved wood shingle roofing, itself an … Continue reading

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New Spanish Black Slate Roof for Historic Ohio Church

The black Spanish slate from Cupa Pizarras is an excellent replacement for black Pennsylvania slate that you don’t see much anymore, hard and uniform, cuts clean. That must have come in very handy on the St. Mary’s job, on the conical … Continue reading

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Copper Shingles Furnish a Durable Maintenance Solution for a Historic Church Spire

Steeple repair specialists are often faced with the results of long time deferred maintenance and optimistic maintenance and the First Congregational Church in Hudson, Ohio was no different. When CIS Steeplejacks of Litchfield, Ohio inspected the structure, their steeple had been … Continue reading

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Replacement of Roofing Slate and Flashings on One Hundred Year Old Church Steeple

Charles A. Murray & Co. Limited, of Everett, Ontario replaced the roofing slate and flashings on St. Francis Church in Ajax, Ontario. Roofing slate at this extreme pitch will last a long time, about 120 years, in this case. The sheet … Continue reading

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Anticipate the Risk Factor When Purchasing Historic Roof Slate and Tile

If the spec says “as existing”, or something to that effect, you have choices to make when buying material that can affect client satisfaction and your bottom line.  With your purchase, you are committing yourself to one or another repair … Continue reading

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Salvaged Ludowici Roof Tile Sets the Standard

Salvaged Ludowici roof tile sets the standard for period replacement roof tile. Ludowici Tile is still produced in their original plant, in southern Ohio, but to get good salvaged tile, we go to Mickey Miller, Sales and Technical Consultant for the … Continue reading

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