AVP of PR/Marketing
ROANOKE, VA – Years after replacing the church’s two steeples, Durable Restoration will return later this month to repair the slate roof along with various portions of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church’s exterior façade.
In December, Durable Restoration used a large crane to remove copper pieces, which will be fabricated in copper and re-installed on the steeple.
“Once we’re finished, the church will be in such good condition that it will last another 100 years,” said Durable Restoration’s Chief Operations Officer Gary Howes.
In addition to the church’s center steeple, cross and dormers, Durable Restoration will replace the gutters and downspouts in new copper. Aside from slate and copper, historic masonry will also be a key component of the church’s revival; two rear chimneys and six pinnacles will be partially rebuilt.
In 2014, Durable Restoration removed both steeples and the inner structure of the bell tower to allow for a new steel-designed cage system to replace the termite and water-damaged wood elements. The new structure was then finished with copper and slate to match the original designs.
With more than 20 traditional trades performed by our expert artisans, Durable Restoration is unique in the restoration industry. From our roots as a couple of people working out of a home to a premier, national company with four offices in two states, we have grown the company using the Durable Way.