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  • Ellen Mirro

Beautiful Craftsmanship

More progress to report on the Tudor-style beauty on Capitol Hill whose porch roof had fallen into disrepair. As the project nears completion, one can see the craftsmanship on full display, before being covered with paint. With fir beams, copper flashing, and new roofing with proper overflow scuppers, this roof will last.

The custom-shaped beam ends all have copper cap flashing to protect the wood.

A concrete cap replaces the failed caps on the northern porch of the house. After an acid wash and a little aging it will look like the original.

Here we see the method known as “torch down” roofing, with proper slope to the drain. The roofing is continuous up and over the top of the parapet wall.

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