Emmanuel Episcopal Church, San Angelo, Texas
RESTORATION CONTRACTOR: Jim Filipowicz & Associates, San Antonio
The church leadership selected a polymer roof material in an Aberdeen blend of five colors to complement the stone exterior on the historic church. The blend includes dark gray, light brown, dark purple, green stone and dark stone colors.
The Multi-Width Slate polymer roof is impact- and fire-resistant.
POLYMER ROOF MANUFACTURER: DaVinci Roofscapes
The cornerstone of the historic church was laid in 1887. Since that time, the church has seen many changes.
“The copper roofs on this church were destroyed twice by hail in the past 10 years,” says Sam Colson, national restoration and construction estimator for Jim Filipowicz & Associates. “Church members came to us for a recommendation of a roofing product that would hold up against severe weather conditions and ideally replicate the slate look on the building when it was originally constructed.”
After contacting other churches across the country, including in hail-prone areas, the church grounds and building maintenance team made a presentation to church members to familiarize them with polymer roofing material.
According to Ski Lisewsky, a junior warden at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, there has been nothing but praise for the roofing selection. Congregation members and local residents have complimented the new roof. “This went from a sad situation of our copper roof being declared a total loss by the insurance company to an exciting change for our church,” Lisewsky says. “The Jim Filipowicz & Associates team was great to work with. They kept us informed every step of the way. From start to finish, we’re pleased with this project, the product and the people involved in helping us acquire this new roof.”
PHOTO: DaVinci Roofscapes