We are excited to share that phase one of the roof repair is now complete! The needed roof repair was divided into two phases in order to manage cost. Because the work is time-sensitive and the sooner it's completed the better, our council leaders decided to start as soon as possible, utilizing designated building funds. Phase 1 work came to a total cost of $34,850, slightly above the estimate, due to needed repair of the wood rafters below the tiles (pictured). We knew there would be some likely surprises and further work needed, and built in an adequate cushion in planning for the roof repair.
Now, Phase 2 will begin soon, likely the week of 5/20, tackling the areas over the Luther and Luther Rose windows, as well as the back of the sanctuary over the organ and choir. The area by the choir has had some noticeable leaking in recent rains, so we're eager to have this repaired and sealed.
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!