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IFD Metal Presentation

IFD Metal Presentation

IFD Metal Presentation The International Federation for the Roofing Trade (also known as the IFD) will be presenting awards in four categories this year at their annual conference. The award categories are Pitched Roof, Flat Roof, Metal Roof and Façade Wall cladding.   Wagner Roofing has submitted the work we did at Mahan Hall at the US Naval Academy in two of those categories. This is our submission for the Metal Roof...
Awards and honors for one of Washington’s oldest roofing contractors

Awards and honors for one of Washington’s oldest roofing contractors

Awards and honors for one of Washington’s oldest roofing contractors Nationally recognized restorer Wagner Roofing was honored today by the National Roofing Contractors Association with two Gold Circle Awards, the industry’s highest honor, as well as the Gold Circle Platinum Award for the most superior overall project. The Gold Circle Awards are a national competition to recognize NRCA members for their outstanding contributions to the roofing industry. Wagner Roofing’s Gold Circle Awards came in the categories of workmanship and innovative solutions for the company’s work on Mahan Hall and its distinctive clock tower at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Mahan Hall built 1907, Architect: Ernest Flagg It took Wagner Roofing 3,500 man hours of sheet metal fabrication in its shop and 14,000 on- site man hours to complete the restoration of Mahan Hall. “We are so excited that the NRCA recognized the painstaking effort that went into this project,” said Wagner Roofing President Chuck Wagner. “Restoring the thirteen 6×8 foot copper dormers – as well as ensuring that everything we did adhered to historical standards – made this perhaps the most challenging job. I’ve worked on in my 47 years of roofing.” The Gold Circle Awards are not the only honor Wagner Roofing has received recently. The company’s restoration of the 100-year-old copper roof of the historic Capitol Hill 7th Day Adventist Church, just blocks from the Capitol Building, was featured in the most recent edition of Professional Roofing magazine. The magazine pointed out how diligently Wagner Roofing went about the restoration, including taking exacting measurements of the finials and cornice so they could be reproduced to...
Salvaging History

Salvaging History

Salvaging History Wagner Roofing reroofs Sixth and I Historic Synagogue Washington, D.C., has been the U.S.’ capital and government hub since 1790, and you would be hard-pressed to find a U.S. city with a richer culture and history. A piece of that history, one of Washington’s oldest synagogues, is located in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood at the northwest corner of Sixth and I streets—Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. The synagogue was constructed for Adas Israel congregation during 1906-08 and was the first building in Washington with a reinforced concrete foundation. In 1951, the congregation moved and sold the building to Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, which renovated the building’s exterior and interior. The building was again put up for sale in 2002 when the Episcopal congregation announced plans to relocate. Click to Read the Full Article at ProfessionalRoofing.net Jewish Historical Society Executive Director Laura Cohen Apelbaum launched an effort to reacquire the building for the Jewish community to use. After the property was nearly sold to a buyer who planned to turn the building into a nightclub, three local real estate developers purchased the building, pledging to turn it into a Jewish community facility. During the next several years, the building’s interior and exterior were restored to their original 1908 appearance. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue has since been rededicated for use by the Jewish community. Former President George W. Bush visited the synagogue Sept. 14, 2005; the synagogue was recognized as one of the 50 most innovative Jewish organizations in the U.S. in 2007; and in 2009, Newsweek named Sixth and I Historic Synagogue one of the 25 most...