Sunday, March 13, 2016

Historic Preservation Education: "New and Existing Roof Issues – Preservation Cafe" -- Thursday, 03-17-2016

Another Historic Preservation Education post here.

See this message from the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS):

Sent: Friday, March 11, 2016 3:41 PM
Subject: [HistoricWashington] Preservation Cafe: New and Existing Roof Issues, Thursday

Forwarding information about a free event that may be of interest to listserv subscribers.

-- Elizabeth Nelson

Local contractor Gary Barnhart will discuss structure, maintenance and replacement of roofs, Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 6:30-8 p.m., Ebenezers Coffee House, 2nd F St. NE.

Capitol Hill is a neighborhood with very unique roof systems. The majority of structures built in the United States for housing have pitched roof with inexpensive asphalt shingles. However, here on Capitol Hill, roofs are generally many decades old and use flat roof systems.  In this neighborhood, the type of materials and systems vary widely in that each type of roof has its own comparative advantages and disadvantages. As well, each system has different requirements for maintenance and maintenance challenges. This discussion addresses many of the most common issues related to new roof decisions and information to consider when choosing new roof systems.  The discussion will also touch on many of the neighborhood’s unique historical aspects related to our homes roof systems. The event is free and handicapped accessible and the public is encouraged to attend.

Carl J. Spier
CHRS Office Manager
(202) 543-0425



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