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Steeple Square featured in NRCA's Professional Roofing Magazine

NRCA supported Professional Roofing.net recently published a project profile and historic summary of our award winning work on Steeple Square, Dubuque, Iowa. We've selected some highlights, included below:


In April 2018, The Durable Slate Company crew began work on Steeple Square. At 211 feet high, the steeple is one of the tallest structures in Dubuque. To work safely at this height, The Durable Slate Company workers helped design and install a scaffolding system.

The Durable Slate Company workers repaired and/or replaced deteriorated roof deck sheathing and applied Owens Corning Titanium® Synthetic Underlayment to the roof deck. To create new flat-lock copper panels, The Durable Slate Company craftsmen used 15,000 pounds of 20-ounce copper and handmade each panel with a cleat to allow for expansion and contraction.

In October 2018, The Durable Slate Company crew completed work on Steeple Square. A Dubuque icon since the 1800s, the revived Dubuque skyline landmark now serves as a beacon for affordable housing, educational training, recreational programs, celebrations and community empowerment.

For its exceptional work on Steeple Square, The Durable Slate Company received a 2020 Gold Circle Award from the Roofing Alliance in the Outstanding Workmanship category and a North American Copper in Architecture Award from the Copper Development Association. In addition, The Durable Slate Company is the first U.S. company to win a prestigious International Federation for the Roofing Trade IFD Award in the Metal Roofing category.

Chrystine Elle Hanus, Steeped in Roofing, Professional Roofing, July 2020

Read the entire article, Steeped in Roofing, by visiting ProfessionalRoofing.net.

To learn more about our work on Steeple Square, please visit The Durable Restoration Company's dedicated project profile or read a more detailed summary of the project by reading their December 2018 press release.

Steeple Square has also been featured in Roofing Contractor, the official publication of the International Roofing Expo, as well as Metal Architecture, which features the best applications of metal, design, and building architecture.

More than a roof. It's a legacy.