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Restoring a 1928 Wood-Shingle English Cottage Roof to Its Original Beauty

CRS is currently replacing an English cottage roof in Louisville, Kentucky. We were chosen for this complex project because no local contractor offered our specialization in wood-shingle restoration.

We are installing this storybook roof of 18-inch Old Growth red cedar wood shingles using mild to heavy wave-coursing techniques. We are also installing waved hips, rakes, and valleys. As part of the artisan skills we bring to this project, we are steam-bending our own cedar shingles to fit the curved surfaces on this English cottage roof. Steam-bending is an Old World skill that’s essential to this job for ensuring a perfect, customized fit.Follow our progress as we complete this magnificent storybook roof. We can’t wait to showcase the final results!

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