Roof project at Merwin House completed
May 29, 2013
Historic New England recently completed a roof replacement project at Merwin House in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The work plan included replacement of both the wood-shingle roof and the flat-seam copper roof that connects the original section of the house with the c. 1900 addition.
We also repainted the existing standing seam terne roof. In addition to the roof work, some masonry work was required on the chimneys, especially the active chimney, which had a significant crack through the length, putting it at risk.
All of this work helps keep the building secure from water penetration protecting both the structure and the collections housed within. Learn more about Historic New England's approach to roof projects in our white papers section.
This project was supported through a Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund grant and by gifts made by members to the Preservation Maintenance Fund. Please consider a donation to support important preservation work at the Merwin House and our thirty-five other historic properties.