Synthetic Slate Roof Completes Historic Oklahoma Church
Like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the jelly, the roof on the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church looked incomplete. A new DaVinci synthetic slate roof was put on the sanctuary in 2017. However, the rectory and breezeway still had the old, deteriorating roofing.
Containing the parish offices and the residents for two parish priests, re-roofing the rectory quickly became a priority for the church.
“We knew it was time for stage two of the re-roofing process,” says Max Seibold, building committee member at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Lawton, Oklahoma. “The rectory had an ongoing roof leak. No roofer or carpenter could fix it. We just felt it was time to take the next step to complete the reroofing project we’d started three years ago. We wanted a functional roof and to gain a unified look to our church grounds.”
Professional Roofer Makes a Difference
Back in January of 2017, Jenco Roofing & Custom Metals installed DaVinci Single-Width Slate tiles on the church sanctuary.
“We were totally satisfied with Jenco’s first DaVinci job on the church building,” says Seibold. “When it came time to review bids for this second phase, Jenco again had the best overall proposal.”
After winning the bid, Jenco Roofing replaced 30-year old concrete tile from atop the rectory and breezeway that connects to the sanctuary. Once again, DaVinci Single-Width Slate tiles in a Slate Gray color were professionally installed on the two structures.
“I usually never give recommendations,” says Seibold. “However, in this case, I’m happy to break my own rule. From my experience, Jenco Roofing is by far the most professional roofing company I’ve ever worked with during my past 40 years in the construction industry.
“Their job supervision and attention to detail is second to none. And, the DaVinci synthetic slate shingle is as good a roofing shingle as I’ve ever seen.”
Roof Gives Unified Church Appearance
Supporting the strong endorsement from Seibold comes the additional appreciation of the 800 families of the church.
“Both the composite roofing product and the roofer have genuinely improved our church and rectory,” says Father Brian Buettner of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. “The project was complete in just a few days. New gutters were installed a week later.
“By re-roofing the rectory and breezeway with the same synthetic shingles, it really ties the two buildings together. The structure is especially impressive now when driving down the street. You see the entire complex completely unified by these beautiful roofs.”