The Durable Restoration Company is undertaking a full exterior restoration of the front façade and two steeples of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
This restoration work is due to the deterioration of the exterior façade coating and stucco along with the brownstone details and metal components of the building including the finials on both steeples and the front lower metal roof which has been allowing water infiltration. We are very much looking forward to helping the evangelical church as stewards of this building preserve the structure and give it a life for generations to come. Durable Restoration will be undertaking this project utilizing all Secretary of Interior Standards for Historic Preservation along with appropriate preservation methods and materials.
Specifically we will be scraping and washing the existing façade, recoating it with a vapor permeable mineral coating which will allow the masonry to breathe and function as it is meant to while protecting it from weather and the elements. We will be craning down both finials and replacing them in kind. We will be repairing and repainting all of the wood details, windows and louvers on the front façade and repairing the handicap ramp. This functional facelift will give the building many more years of life than currently faces today. By using appropriate restoration methods, we will ensure that not only does the deterioration halt but also that our methods and materials do not bring any harm to the historic fabric of the building. Durable looks forward to being a part of the ongoing preservation of the iconic Frederick Twin spires.
Learn more about Evangelical Lutheran Church's new capital campaign, Preserving the Past, Building Our Future, via their website.