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Tin roofing in Pennsylvania: a tradition of saving our heritage
Pennsylvania's tin roofs blend into the historical landscape of this state. There is an appreciation for these older structures, whether they be homesteads, schoolhouses, farm houses or mansions. If an owner wants to preserve these roofs from those days, techniques and materials are available to save them.
Below are projects performed by this contractor near Philadelphia.
The stone country home between Pottstown and Allentown is a beautiful renovation of changing the standing seam panels to a bronze tint. The owners were keenly aware that the traditional Barn Red color just did not compliment the appearance of the stone.
Near Hershey, down a dirt road and over a stream (or through it on a rainy day), a green roof over this homestead was renovated some years ago. Due to the trees and angle of sunlight, roof photos were almost impossible to take. The owner of this home started us on our strong interest in looking for a better version of green roof coating. And those improvements in the green tint finally emerge in late 2007.
West of Philadelphia, this project is an example of a fully reinforced project.
Over the years, a few tin roofing owners in Pennsylvania and elsewhere have expressed a preference for a special tint. One example is pictured below. In the Brandywine area south and west of Philadelphia, the owner of this art studio requested "cayenne" tint. Upon completion this artful studio will dominate the hillside, located along a winding road near a horse pasture. Neighbors will notice.
Feb 2008 update: The owner just called to say he wanted to change the color. From time to time, the vision of a roofing tint before work begins just does not match the reality of the finished project. Thankfully for the owner's phone call, a change in color is a feasible "do-over" with this type of restoration work.
April 2008 update: The owner requested a change to the color choice. A sample can of the replacement formulation was prepared and forwarded to the couple. They liked the changes to the cayenne tint better; pails of this material have been made and left at the site for the crew to finish. Of course, final photos will be posted.
May 2008 update: Revised color completed.
Each project in Pennsylvania seems to stretch our abilities to work with owners in preserving their existing metal roofing.
For those interested in rustic interior decor for walls, check this site: Prints handmade by craftspeople from Lancaster County
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.