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Just as this stately mansion is obscured by the trees, the Eastern Shore seems a distant peninsula for most Americans. After all, access is limited: a few ferries, a bridge near Annapolis, a tunnel-bridge at the southern tip and five roads entering from the north. Once onto the Delmarva peninsula, plan to drive four to five hours to reach the opposite end.
My tin roofing restoration business became a means to explore the Eastern Shore, therein comes the title of this page. Most Americans can name the Dover Air Force Base and have heard of the Chincoteague ponies. But these places are just a beginning of Eastern Shore's allure.
For 175 years, a 14 mile water channel connecting the Chesapeake Bay to the Delaware Bay could be considered the northern boundary of the Eastern Shore. On the western end, Chesapeake City welcomes the traffic from Baltimore harbor. On the eastern end is Delaware City. In between, the canal plows through the countryside with dirt roads leading up to its banks. This American artifact operates today, free of modern encroachments (like fast food chains).
In Chesapeake City, we performed two projects: The first was a cottage belonging to world travelers. Their approval to proceed with the roof job came on a fax from Egypt. The most recent project was the home of a talented photographer. His website is a gallery of local scenery as well as links to more information about the C and D Canal. Here on my page, the three picturesque views are examples of his work.
On the canal's eastern end just south of Delaware City is a unique landmark called the Liston Range Front Lighthouse. The modern day beacon located on its front lawn guides the ships. Originally, the lighthouse lantern was positioned on top of the residence in a watch tower. Renovated by the grandson of a former keeper, the lighthouse joined the National Register of Historical Places in 2004. A local resident has purchased the property recently. Because the new owner grew up in the nearby village, this Eastern Shore tin roof will undoubtedly be well maintained.
For those who enjoy a combination of history, gift shops, restaurants, lodging, and small town charm, St. Michael's is a well-known stop on the Eastern Shore. Along the only road leading into town, a long-time resident asked as to "paint" his roof. He told us he had done the work in his younger days, but those times were in the past.
Nestled on the south banks of the Pocomoke River, the rural setting boasts rich farmland that has been the foundation of its economy. The river served as a major route for trade in the early days of the town. Today the downtown area offers BandBs, shops and restaurants. For the enterprising visitor, kayaking is popular; for the history buffs, nearby Furnace Town is well worth an afternoon outing.
On scenic Federal Street, we performed a reinforced restoration project applying a black finish. The couple had located an old photo of the residence and were able to transform the structure to an enviable home of comfort surrounded by its past.
If you are seeking an experienced company to offer an estimate to preserve your existing metal roof, one of us would be delighted to visit your residence, discuss the alternatives available and, if requested, submit a quote for restoring your tin roofs. Click here for a map of our geographical work area.
Beyond information about our contracting services, this site is designed for individuals interested in tin roofs--photos, technical tidbits and history. These web pages are prepared by the same contractor that specializes in the restoration of these tin roofs. She enjoys dabbling in website construction, therefore photos and articles are simply presented. All pictures are from Roof Menders projects, the same contractor. If you have questions, just call 610-941-1051 for a chat.