Roofers tackle work on Nazareth Motherhouse

September 29, 2014 by

Two workers from Geisler Roofing Inc. ensure that the new roof is well sealed Friday afternoon before the process of laying the new metal shakes can begin.

Two workers from Geisler Roofing Inc. ensure that the new roof is well sealed Friday afternoon before the process of laying the new metal shakes can begin.

Roofers are atop the Nazareth Motherhouse this week as work continues to repair leaks and replace the shingles on what is called the “Music Hall addition.”

The main body of the Motherhouse was completed in 1903 and the three-story section that juts to the south was added shortly after that. Originally designed as a chapel for the Sisters of St, Joseph, today it houses offices and other small rooms on the first and second floors and sisters’ living quarters on the third floor.

Workers from Geisler Roofing Inc. are resealing the roof and replacing the old asphalt shingles with a new type of heavy duty metal shakes. When completed, it will look more like the original tile roof, said Greg Gallagher, operations administrator at the Motherhouse.

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