The first part of any restoration begins with a complete survey of the structure. A leaky roof, over many years, had gradually caused significant damage. With this project, it was obvious from the beginning that the entire roof needed to be replaced. We designed a new roof system.

The challenge on this project was replacing the roof without ever exposing the interior to the elements. We achieved this goal by replacing the damaged, existing girders with new laminated wood girders one at a time. In this way, the interior restoration took place at the same time as the roof replacement.

 

 

 

Side View (above)

Streetscape with Rufty Market Building- (left) Historic downtown Salisbury