Of all the buildings at Oatlands, only two in the historic core still have cedar shake roofs- the Pump House and the Bachelor’s Cottage. In addition to being historically accurate for 19th century agrarian buildings, shingled roofs add a charming note to both structures. The roofs began to show signs of deterioration so Oatlands hired Tomlinson Company, Inc. to conduct repairs. For the Bachelor’s Cottage, the contractor removed biological growth and installed a ridge cap. For the Pump House, the contractor conducted more intensive restoration including replacement of rotted shingles, sheathing, crown molding, and fascia boards. The much needed repairs allow for better aeration of elements and extended durability of the entire roofing system.
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