I will continue to say this until everyone gets it: the value inherit in trad metal roofing is it’s repairability. this roof has provided 100 years of initial return on investment… weather thru failure of an induvidual component, or alteration, any life cycle requirement of the roof can be met with spot repairs and still the inegrity remains.
Comrade Igor Gabro brings us a stunning roof undergoing repairs to some sections with the remaining ones staying in place. Organic roofing at it’s best!
the absolute perfect execution of a small barrel..
What’s great about this? Life cycle. Repairability. The remaining roof is left in-tact to make way for a new chimney. There are a few “permanent” materials that lend themselves to re-working and repairability like this: Slate, Tile, and Standing seam. Of those three: standing seam is the only one suitable at lower pitches.
Comrade: Aidas Danisevicius shares photos of his boyhood home? The post includes video of a roof tour, and up-close photos of the joinery. They claim the house is from 1600. I have my doubts that the roof is original, but it’s very early: at least and century and a half, maybe two from my experience surveying similar old roofs in america on aged structures.