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Pictures courtesy of Bruce Shibe.

"Rain, rain, go away.  Come back another day!" was going to become the Processional Hymn for St. Mary's services due to a deteriorating roof that leaked!  The vestry, after drafting specifications and reviewing bids, selected a local contractor to replace the roof, flashing and any associated repairs needed during August.

 

Not knowing what was under the visible composite roof presented a challenge.  Upon commencing work it was discovered that a second cedar shingle roof also needed to be removed.  Both roofs were attached to slats over the roof joist, generally unacceptable by building and Code standards of today.

 

Both roofs were removed and 4' x 8' foot 1/2" sections of plywood laid over the entire area.  Felt paper was then applied and 50 year guaranteed "Heritage" shingles installed.   Cooper flashing was added.  No damage to the church or surrounding area occurred during the work due to the careful workmanship of the contractor.

 

This necessary improvement was made possible due to a bequest to St. Mary's by Nancy Graham.  Nancy was a long time member and resident of Tyaskin whose funeral was held at the church last Fall.  A service will be held in the near future to acknowledge Nancy's faithfulness including placing a plaque in the building to memorialize her generosity.