New York City
Description: Three Year Exterior Restoration
Types of work: Spanish tile roofing, limestone
cleaning, stone restoration, bell restoration
St. Michael's Church is a century old landmark
located on upper Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan. Nicholson
& Galloway completed a sequential restoration project
on all of the exterior surfaces of the church.
thousand square feet of Indiana Limestone walls were cleaned,
repointed and restored. The church bells and their timber
supports were dismantled, refurbished and reinstalled.
work consisted of replacing all gutters and down-spouts
with 20 oz. lead-coated copper, replacing internal tower
roofs with EPDM systems, and replacement of all Spanish
eighteen thousand square feet of the existing Spanish tile
roofs were stripped down to the wood deck, covered with
temporary membranes and re-tiled with new Ludowici clay
tiles to match the original. This specialized work included
a complicated curved roof with graduated tile sizes over
additional one-thousand square feet of flat roofing on the
Rectory was removed and replaced with EPDM roof systems.
is always the case, all of the work on this project was
supervised by Nicholson & Galloway management and performed
by our own masonry, sheetmetal, and roofing personnel.