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Restoration and Preservation of Domes, Steeples and Cupolas

Restoration and Preservation of Domes, Steeples, and Cupolas

Architectural details put the finishing touches on some of the most famous buildings in the world. Steeples and spires bring churches, cathedrals, and government buildings closer to the heavens and inspire those passing by toward lofty thoughts and emotions. But what happens when metal begins to corrode, crack, and deteriorate, marring carefully crafted buildings that have stood for decades or over a century in some cases? Then, it’s time to start a restoration project with a reputable metal fabrication company.

Unfortunately, many organizations fail to keep their beautiful architectural features in proper repair. However, with the appropriate restoration and preservation of domes, steeples, and cupolas, your building can regain its regal appearance for many more decades. 

At Heather & Little Ltd., master craftsmen specializing in architectural sheet metal pour their skill and care into every project we undertake. We recommend restoring steeples, spires, and cupolas while they're still in relatively good condition for best results. These structures often represent the highest point in their respective areas, and as such, they are constantly buffeted by high winds and weather. So, it's crucial to address damage with the proper materials, such as ornamental sheet metal in aluminum, copper, brass, or bronze.

We have repaired or restored several special architectural structures, such as steeples, cupolas, and domes. If you’re a building manager or caretaker, come to us for expert restoration work, including roof restoration and repair of sheet metal ornaments embellishing your building.

Domes, Steeples, and Cupolas - Restoration by Heather & Little Ltd.

In architecture, a cupola, or small dome, looks like an overturned teacup without the handle. These features often sit atop a circular, square, or other geometric base. Some cupolas rest on pillars, while others soften the sharp profiles of towers. Our metal workers can repair or restore cupolas to their former glory using a variety of metals, such as aluminum, copper, or other material. You can trust us to provide exemplary decorative sheet metal work

Steeples are symbolic representations of prayers or worshippers travelling to heaven, and they often culminate in gossamer-thin spires that reach even further. Since 1925, Heather & Little has been restoring some of the most prominent church steeples in North America. Our portfolio includes cathedrals, courthouses, churches, and government buildings, to name a few.

Do you need a qualified team to handle the restoration and preservation of domes, steeples, and cupolas in a building left to your care? The Heather & Little team will work with your internal team to preserve the beauty and historical significance of the building.

Here are just a few examples of architectural structures and roofs we have remediated over the years:

Interested to know more? Have questions about decorative and ornamental sheet metal for restoration and preservation? Feel free to contact us online or call us toll-free at 1.866.674.3153.

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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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