Newtown, Pa. Farmhouse Dormers receive old fashioned Standing Seam Copper Roofing
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The old farmhouse on Eagle Road circa 1790 and the portion receiving the copper work, circa 1830 was once part of a bustling farm operation. The farm once was the site of a Campbell Soup tomato farm as far back as 70 years ago.
The years wore on the old terne coated steel sheet roofing and a major storm blew the metal up on one of the dormers and the owner called FSI Restorations for a quote on Copper Standing Seam Roofing in old world style. After contemplating the new age offerings of the industry that would not have provided the flattering effects proposed by FSI Restorations, the property owner chose Copper Standing Seam Roofing in the old world coppersmith approach.
Today’s metal roofing trade is largely geared for the ease of installation and the options offered by most contractors are more fitting for shopping centers and commercial applications. The custom approach of old fashioned coppersmith work in Standing Seam Copper is a much more fitting cladding for such a house of historic distinction.
It is the opinion of all staff at FSI Restorations that the standard metal roofing offered today is not appropriate for any residential property. These claddings with the “snap-lock” systems and related accessories like clunky hip and ridge caps are more appropriate for commercial applications and barns, etc. To provide the richness of authentic Standing Seam Copper Roofing, hand fabrication is a must. No machine can produce the realism and signature of craftsmanship that hand coppersmith work can afford discerning homeowners.
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