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Windover B&B in Waynesville, NC
The beautiful Windover Bed and Breakfast contains a rare embossed tin shingle seen only in western Virginia and North Carolina. Although the reason for the shingle design is unknown (at this point), the image of mountains comes to mine.
In rural North Carolina north of Asheville, the following nine photos illustrate a mountain retreat project. By the time I met the owners, they had organized their housing renvations in systematic manner. For example, this couple worked closely with a color consultant. When we reached the point in our conversation about the tint choice, the lady of the house pulled out a three foot long stick. On the stick were about eight or nine painted examples of the tints, each carefully labeled: "door", "inside trim", "porch trim", "ceilings"........and "roof". She even had information that referred us to a leading paint company and its labeling information. Of course, the roofing coating manufacturer matched the requested tint and colored the acrylic formulation. The result is an attractive blend of traditional tints.
The gentleman of the house was primarily concerned about the porch edge. As the photos below demonstrate, we incorporated his suggestions on what he wanted. First, we installed metal capping. Then the crew tied in the upper edge of the capping to the roof with mesh and acrylic. This extra step improved the extremely visible edging of the porch
A portion of the porch area required extra work. Two photos illustrate the crew beginning to apply a fully reinforced repair on this Carolina tin roofing project. The result blended a damaged area of the porch roof in with the main portion of the roof.
The owner of the home below changed the color of her roof from a grey to a rusty red tint. As usual, there was some extra work on certain areas. With the rusty red tint, the trees accented the residence more attractively compared to the original grey tint.
"We offer exceptional private lodging quarters located in one of the finest old homes of Historic Old Towne Augusta. Your stay will include a full old-fashioned sit down breakfast served with warm Southern hospitality"..begins Lady on the Greene website.
Soon this beautiful Victorian structure, called "The Lady on the Greene" will open its doors to guests in Augusta, GA. During this BandB's early renovation stage, we restored the embossed tin shingles and the standing seam panels with Barn Red acrylic. In addition to the appearance of the roof, the owner was plagued with a few annoying leaks. On her blog, she kindly wrote:
"January 10 2007 - The roof is completely restored and beautiful. Roof Menders did a great job, the leaks were completely taken care of on the first shot."
Of particular interest to me was the antique Otis elevator. Apparently one of Otis' original installations still is in operating condition at this place. The company offered the owner a new elevator if she would return the "used" one; she declined.
If you are seeking an experienced company to offer an estimate to preserve your existing 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.