We are excited to share that our roof repairs are now complete! Many thanks to the Durable Slate company for their quick work! The needed roof repair was divided into two phases in order to manage cost. Because any time delay could worsen the deterioration of the plaster inside, your council leaders decided to start as soon as possible, utilizing existing capital funds.
Phase 1 work began on April 22, and wrapped on May 8, and cost a total of $34,850, slightly above the estimate, due to needed repair of the wooden decking underneath the tiles (pictured below). We knew there would be some likely surprises and further work needed, and so we built in an adequate cushion in planning for the roof repair.
Phase 2 work began May 22, to address the areas above the Luther and Luther Rose windows, as well as at the back of the sanctuary above the organ and choir. The area by the choir has had some noticeable leaking in recent rains, so we were eager to have this repaired and sealed. Roof repairs were completed on June 14, at a total cost of $62,877.
Roof work may not be the most exciting, but it's really important! Keeping our sanctuary protected and caring for our building is important stewardship. Plus, it happens to be beautiful - check out the glint of copper in our restored flashing and the tiles that crown our building!