Resurrecting the roof


Workers from G&R Construction Inc. of Tipton complete the finishing steps in the roofing project of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 415 E. Fourth St., Tuesday morning. The workers began roofing the church on April 18 and are expected to complete the job by the end of the week. Co-owner Greg Backs said the company roofed the church in 1996. St. Patrick’s will celebrate its 150th anniversary in October. The current church building was dedicated in 1910.


A worker from G&R Construction Inc. works to remove unused shingles from the roof of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Tuesday morning. One hundred and twenty squares of shingles were used on the roof, which covers 12,000 square feet. The height of the building from the ground to the gutters is 30 feet. It is 60 feet to the cap of the roof.


Four members of the eight-member roofing crew from G&R Construction Inc. stand on planking attached to the roof of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church before continuing shingling work Tuesday morning. Greg Backs said the crew is used to working on roofs and the boards are essentially like walking stairs. The company, owned by Backs and Ross Pettigrew, opened in 1985 and typically roofs 200 structures a year.


A worker from G&R Construction Inc. places a bucket of tar onto a lift from the roof of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Tuesday morning. The workers were removing tools and equipment from the roof as they were nearing the completion of the project on the structure.


A worker from G&R Construction Inc. looks at the roof deck of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Tuesday morning on the west side of the church. The eight-man crew was expected to complete laying the asphalt shingles on the roof and completing the project by the end of the week.


Workers from G&R Construction Inc. of Tipton complete the finishing steps in the roofing project of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 415 E. Fourth St., Tuesday morning. The workers began roofing the church on April 18 and are expected to complete the job by the end of the week. Co-owner Greg Backs said the company roofed the church in 1996. St. Patrick’s will celebrate its 150th anniversary in October. The current church building was dedicated in 1910.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd050416roof1.jpgWorkers from G&R Construction Inc. of Tipton complete the finishing steps in the roofing project of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 415 E. Fourth St., Tuesday morning. The workers began roofing the church on April 18 and are expected to complete the job by the end of the week. Co-owner Greg Backs said the company roofed the church in 1996. St. Patrick’s will celebrate its 150th anniversary in October. The current church building was dedicated in 1910.

A worker from G&R Construction Inc. works to remove unused shingles from the roof of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Tuesday morning. One hundred and twenty squares of shingles were used on the roof, which covers 12,000 square feet. The height of the building from the ground to the gutters is 30 feet. It is 60 feet to the cap of the roof.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd050416roof2.jpgA worker from G&R Construction Inc. works to remove unused shingles from the roof of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Tuesday morning. One hundred and twenty squares of shingles were used on the roof, which covers 12,000 square feet. The height of the building from the ground to the gutters is 30 feet. It is 60 feet to the cap of the roof.

Four members of the eight-member roofing crew from G&R Construction Inc. stand on planking attached to the roof of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church before continuing shingling work Tuesday morning. Greg Backs said the crew is used to working on roofs and the boards are essentially like walking stairs. The company, owned by Backs and Ross Pettigrew, opened in 1985 and typically roofs 200 structures a year.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd050416roof2a..jpgFour members of the eight-member roofing crew from G&R Construction Inc. stand on planking attached to the roof of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church before continuing shingling work Tuesday morning. Greg Backs said the crew is used to working on roofs and the boards are essentially like walking stairs. The company, owned by Backs and Ross Pettigrew, opened in 1985 and typically roofs 200 structures a year.

A worker from G&R Construction Inc. places a bucket of tar onto a lift from the roof of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Tuesday morning. The workers were removing tools and equipment from the roof as they were nearing the completion of the project on the structure.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd050416roof4.jpgA worker from G&R Construction Inc. places a bucket of tar onto a lift from the roof of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Tuesday morning. The workers were removing tools and equipment from the roof as they were nearing the completion of the project on the structure.

A worker from G&R Construction Inc. looks at the roof deck of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Tuesday morning on the west side of the church. The eight-man crew was expected to complete laying the asphalt shingles on the roof and completing the project by the end of the week.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd050416roof5.jpgA worker from G&R Construction Inc. looks at the roof deck of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Tuesday morning on the west side of the church. The eight-man crew was expected to complete laying the asphalt shingles on the roof and completing the project by the end of the week.

Workers from G&R Construction Inc. of Tipton complete the finishing steps in the roofing project of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 415 E. Fourth St., Tuesday morning. The workers began roofing the church on April 18 and are expected to complete the job by the end of the week. Co-owner Greg Backs said the company roofed the church in 1996. St. Patrick’s will celebrate its 150th anniversary in October. The current church building was dedicated in 1910.

A worker from G&R Construction Inc. works to remove unused shingles from the roof of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Tuesday morning. One hundred and twenty squares of shingles were used on the roof, which covers 12,000 square feet. The height of the building from the ground to the gutters is 30 feet. It is 60 feet to the cap of the roof.

Four members of the eight-member roofing crew from G&R Construction Inc. stand on planking attached to the roof of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church before continuing shingling work Tuesday morning. Greg Backs said the crew is used to working on roofs and the boards are essentially like walking stairs. The company, owned by Backs and Ross Pettigrew, opened in 1985 and typically roofs 200 structures a year.

A worker from G&R Construction Inc. places a bucket of tar onto a lift from the roof of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Tuesday morning. The workers were removing tools and equipment from the roof as they were nearing the completion of the project on the structure.

A worker from G&R Construction Inc. looks at the roof deck of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Tuesday morning on the west side of the church. The eight-man crew was expected to complete laying the asphalt shingles on the roof and completing the project by the end of the week.

Photos by Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Sedalia Democrat

Photos by Hope Lecchi | Democrat

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