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When it comes to sheet metal preservation and restoration, no two projects are the same. Sheet metal is one of the most durable and flexible types of materials used in construction. As such, it's commonly used in both historic buildings and modern buildings. When preservation or restoration needs arise, you'll want to ensure that you work with a service that can provide you with an in-depth consultation.

The Importance of a Consultation

Having an estimate over the phone is convenient, but how will they know the extent of the work required if they don't perform a thorough on-site inspection? A good service will set up a discovery meeting with you first and foremost, and during this meeting, listen to what your needs are.

Once you've provided project details, an on-site inspection may be performed to develop the project requirements. A reputable service will write up a report covering the scope of work and any recommended actions. Only then should an estimate for the project's cost be provided.

What to Expect From an Inspection

During the inspection of a standard consultation, the sheet metal restoration and preservation service should determine how the metal elements were originally constructed, such as if they were brake-formed, hammered, or stamped. They will then decide whether they can reverse engineer the affected elements and if they can improve upon them. During this process, they will also figure out what techniques will be applied (in some cases, traditional and modern metal fabrication techniques can be combined).

Additionally, the type of metal used and the condition will be carefully evaluated to determine if it can be salvaged or if the affected component needs to be replicated. The structure beneath the metalwork in question will also be assessed.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Here at Heather & Little, we provide both contemporary and historical sheet metal preservation and restoration services. Our artisans have years of experience working with a wide variety of metals. We are capable of preserving, restoring, and replicating historic and modern metal elements. This includes metal tile roofs, metal domes, metal church steeples, metal cupolas, metal cornices, ornamental and decorative sheet metal, metal wall panels, decorative stamped sheet metal, metal statues, and more. 

To get a quote, be sure to contact us at Heather & Little to schedule an on-site consultation today.

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And if you are looking for a second opinion on your project or have a particularly complex issue that needs a fresh eye, we’re here for that too. Tackling tricky challenges is our specialty and we welcome the opportunity to provide consulting advice, with the same exacting attention to detail we bring to all our commissions.
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