October: It is so nice to have a sturdy and watertight roof that keeps our church safe and dry!
July 5: The new roof looks great, and is sturdy and highly functional. It will shelter St. Peter's for many years to come.
April 28: This week, the Cornice (gutter) on the South wall was removed and the ribs on the North ceiling vaults were exposed. We've added two sets of photos so that you can see what's going on as well.
April 23: Because the roof no longer leaks, the wet plaster under the leaks is drying out, making it looser and more likely to fall down. We removed the first set of plaster ceiling vaults at the North end of the Church to make sure it can't fall down. We put a scaffold underneath our #6 ceiling pendant in the church and along the exterior South wall.
March 17: Note the sistering of the rafters, the condition of the sill plates,the condition of the roof, and the extent of the work being done:
March 8: More of our progress on the roof and some of the underlying conditions:
March 1: We didn't begin the work on the roof any too soon!
February 29: 80% of the church attic now has safety netting in place. Note that our cracked purlin has been repaired! (bottom row, left to right).
February 22: The roofers held back today because of the film being shot below them. Still, progress. Removing the edge of the original 1837 eave and replacing it with sheet metal will stop many water leaks. Note the condition of the original decking underneath the original tin roof...
February 12, 2016 - This is from the first week of construction - making the church attic safe.