Roofing Materials

Before we dismantle any building, we have to start at the top.  We inspect the roof to see what materials are reusable. Once each piece is removed by hand, we can then start on dismantling the rest of the building.  

Peach Bottom Slate

Peach Bottom slate was once known as the finest building slate in the world. It was well known for its hardness and long life expectancy of 150 to 200 years. It was used for the roof of the famous Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. as well as many government buildings. It is still highly sought after for many restoration projects today.

Clay

Clay concrete roof tiles and good quality natural slates can have an incredibly long lifespan. So long, in fact, that the tiles or slates will outlast the other components of the average pitched roof. Although manufacturers of roof tiles limit their guarantees to commercially sensible periods, typical clay could last well in excess of 100 years. This means that during a demolition or a re-roof, the slates and roof tiles can be salvaged and re-used, either on the same property or, more commonly on another project.

Tin

Our antique tin comes from deconstructed barns where it was used to cover roofing or siding that was deteriorating or needed replaced. It can have a light to heavy weatherment or “rusting” and can be corrugated or 5v-grooved. Reclaimed tin is a popular product for using in commercial renovations such as restaurants and bars but it can give that farm-like feeling to any project.

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  • 700 Nottingham Rd, Peach Bottom, PA 17563
  • info@tindallstimbers.com
  • (717) 548-2435
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