August 25, 2016 edition
For the roofing and copper work: Garrett Laws of Copper and Slate, Somerville, MA.
For the repair of the windows, wood gutters and trim: Morse Construction, Inc. of Central St. in Somerville.
The slate roof system including all metal flashings and accessories was replaced. The new slate is S-1 grade, 12 x 18" rated for 75 years of life, grey to black in color. It is known as "North Country unfading black".
The valley, ridge, eave and chimney sheet metal were replaced with new copper sheet metal as needed, including all counter flashings.
The wooden components that were repaired and /or replaced included the fascias, soffits, gutters and associated dentil molding. Replacements of these elements were milled from Spanish cedar to the exact profile of the original. The architectural elements in wood at the roof level were also scraped and painted per the architect's specifications.
The gutters were lined with copper, with all joints soldered. The copper gutter liner extends to the roof edge and terminates under the lower row of shingles.
Beautiful and strong new snow guards were attached to the roof using a heavy-duty fastening system.
The masonry at the roof line was repointed as needed, a chimney cap was installed for the first time, and wooden supports were added to the attic to stiffen the roof, which had sagged a bit over the intervening 85 years.