A Gorgeous Composite Roof for The Stunning Aspen Chapel
Aspen Chapel is a rustic chapel that looks straight out of a travel magazine. It welcomes visitors to Aspen, Colorado with its rough walls and a beautiful bell tower. The chapel is surrounded by trees and rolling hills made up of organic materials like timber and stone.
This building is over 50 years old and attracts travelers from all over the world. Aspen Chapel is a well-known retreat for religious travelers, offering communal activities, worship services, and even music programs. Its appearance is a big part of its allure, which is why the owners had to choose a good roof for it.
Effects of Harsh Colorado Weather
Colorado is known for its harsh weather conditions. It experiences severe snowstorms, heavy rain, and even hailstorms from time to time. The chapel had real cedar shakes on the roof before the owners upgraded it. Some of the cedar shakes were over 23 years old, and constant exposure to harsh weather had left them in a very poor condition.
The building committee head for Aspen Chapel, Heinz Coordes, knew they couldn’t rely on the same material. While the cedar shakes were durable and fit the property’s architecture well, they weren’t suitable for Colorado’s weather. The committee kept looking for alternatives when Coordes found the perfect solution while on a visit to Kansas.
He toured the DaVinci Roofscape’s facility during his vacation and was impressed by their quality standards. Coordes was particularly interested in the company’s composite roofing products and carried a few Select Shakes samples back with him. The committee tried the samples first to determine their suitability before hiring a roofer for installation.
Finding the Right Roofing Company
Coordes was keen on hiring Horn Brothers because the company had a well-established reputation. They have worked on several residential, commercial, and religious properties in the area. Coordes had seen their work first-hand and believed they would do a good job on his Church.
He spoke with the company’s representative and discussed the scope of the project in detail. Horn Brothers have been a part of the industry for over 25 years and have several teams working on different sites. They know how to handle different types of projects and overcome problems without any compromise in quality. This particular project was particularly challenging because of COVID-19 restrictions and adverse weather conditions in the area.
The company delivered, and the president handled installing 75% of the shakes. The end result was beautiful and blended in perfectly with the property. Few can tell the difference between real cedar and composite shakes.