Church roof assessments

Get a free roof assessment for your church

In 2014 Diocesan House underwent a major roof replacement. The finance office worked with the Garland Company to determine options, design the project scope, prepare bid documents, bid the project and along with Bob Penders (diocesan property manager) inspect the completed roof project. The roof project was made possible because funds were set aside annually in a reserve in anticipation of this future project.

Garland has since completed a roof assessment of the Procter Center and the new board is developing a multi-year roof replacement plan and setting aside funds in its annual budget. The assessment was completed at no cost to the Procter Center.

Late in the fall of 2014 the Church of St. Edward, Whitehall, met with Penders while he was conducting a facility safety review. (These reviews are requested by Church Insurance as a part of their insurance coverage.) Penders shared with the church partnerships that the diocesan office was developing with service providers and how these services could benefit our churches. As a result, the Garland Company was scheduled to complete a free roof assessment at St. Edward’s. Penders also explained to the church the role of the Church Foundation and its ability to make grants and loans to congregations undertaking large facility projects. St. Edward’s received a small grant to fix emergency roof issues and now has a report fully detailing the church’s roof.

If your church is interested in receiving a roof assessment please contact Bob Penders at propertymgr@diosohio.org. Future partnerships are in the works for free mechanical systems (HVAC) assessment and free energy audits. You may also contact Penders if you see a future need in these areas as well.

David Robinson serves as chief financial officer for the diocese. Contact him at drobinson@diosohio.org.