Steeples List

Slate Steeple Repair / Replacement

 

Broken and disheveled slates on a steeple are a serious safety hazard. Your steeple should be visually inspected annually, and thoroughly inspected every five years to see if steeple repair might be required.

The slate on this steeple repair project was removed. Re-claimed peach bottom slate was installed. A new copper ridge was installed. A copper ornament replicated to match the old tin ornament crowns this historic site in Reading, PA.

Notice the disheveled and broken slate. The steeple shown here was reset because the nails were failing. Steel nails that have rusted allow the slate to slide or tilt. Unchecked flashing leaks from deteriorated copper or rusted tin can cause deck and/or structural deterioration. Photos of the deck deterioration behind steeple finials are shown below.

This deteriorated deck was the direct result of the tin flashing rusting through. Because the steeple was not inspected periodically, this condition was allowed to exist for many years. A much simpler, preventative steeple repair might have saved time and money in the long-run.

Church Steeple with slate roof Church Steeple with slate roof - beforeBefore Church Steeple with slate roof - afterAfter A copper dormer after our steeple repair jobCopper Dormer A copper dormer before our steeple repair jobCopper Dormer