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Client: Our Lady of Mt Carmel Location: Easton, MN

This project involved our steeple builders rebuilding Our Lady of Mt Carmel's church steeple that was destroyed by a storm

This project involved our steeple builders to completely rebuild Our Lady of Mt Carmel’s church steeple that was destroyed by a storm

Restoring Glory: How The steeple builders of Inspired Heights Rebuilt OLMC’s Church Steeple

Introduction: In the wake of a devastating storm that left Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s church steeple in ruins, Inspired Heights stepped up to restore the icon of faith and tradition to its former glory. This remarkable project involved meticulous planning, expert craftsmanship, and an unwavering commitment to preserving the spirit of the church. Join us on a journey as we recount how we rebuilt this magnificent steeple, ensuring its lasting presence in the community.

Prebuilding the Frame: The first step in our restoration process was for our steeple builders to prebuild the steeple’s frame on the ground. This approach allowed us to craft the intricate structure with precision and attention to detail. Our steeple builders meticulously designed and assembled each component, ensuring that it would offer the necessary structural integrity and seamlessly integrate with the existing tower.

Lifting it to New Heights: With the steeple’s frame ready, we faced the challenge of hoisting it atop the tower. Precision and safety were paramount during this phase. Our experienced professional steeplejacks executed a flawless lift, carefully positioning the frame to its rightful place. It was a moment of triumph as the steeple began to take shape once more against the sky.

Steeplejack: At this point our steeple builders went to the air using steeplejack techniques to finish the project. With the use of ropes and a bosun chair our team was able to complete the task of rebuilding the church steeple with an up-close approach that makes a difference.

Enclosure with Plywood: To protect the interior and shield it from the elements, we installed plywood to enclose the steeple’s structure. This step ensured that the steeple would remain resilient in the face of future storms, safeguarding the heart of the church for generations to come.

Galvalume Sheet Metal Covering: For a durable, weather-resistant exterior, our steeple builders covered the steeple with galvalume sheet metal. This material not only provides exceptional protection but also retains its pristine appearance over time. All the pieces were fabricated in the field, assuring e perfect fit. It’s a testament to our commitment to quality and longevity.

The Final Touches: Our mission was far from complete until every detail was perfected. We meticulously applied gold leaf to the steeple’s cross, symbolizing the enduring faith and hope that this structure represents. The steeple was then primed and painted with precision, ensuring a flawless finish that would radiate for years to come.

Conclusion: Inspired Heights’ restoration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s church steeple stands as a testament to our dedication to preserving history, faith, and community. With a carefully planned approach, expert craftsmanship, and a commitment to quality, our steeple builders were able to rebuild this cherished icon, ensuring that it will continue to inspire and uplift for generations to come. We are proud to have played a part in restoring the heart of this beloved church, and we are ready to bring the same level of care and expertise to your steeple restoration projects. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you preserve and protect your own architectural treasures.

The steeple builders of Inspired Heights recently journeyed to the charming town of Easton, MN, nestled an hour south of Mankato and approximately two hours from the bustling metropolises of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Our mission? To rebuild the iconic church steeple that graces this tight-knit community. At Inspired Heights, we’ve made it our mission to serve communities like Easton by offering a comprehensive range of services for church steeples across the nation. Whether it’s a historical restoration project, routine maintenance to ensure your steeple stands tall for generations, or the construction of a brand-new steeple from the ground up, we approach every job with dedication and precision. Our commitment to preserving the architectural and spiritual significance of church steeples drives us to travel far and wide, ensuring that these beloved landmarks continue to inspire and stand as symbols of faith and tradition in communities big and small. Let Inspired Heights be your partner in preserving, repairing, or building new church steeples, wherever you may be.