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Located on the eastern side of downtown Cleveland, is one of the original landmark designated churches in northeast Ohio. The board of trustees recognized the need to start a restoration program for their historic structures. We were contacted to review the existing condition of the main church steeple and devise a long-term strategy for the renovation of the steeple. Due to the age of the existing building and the historic significance of the church we were required to work with many agencies to assure the historic character of the main steeple was not compromised. This project helped Absolute win a 1st place award for Commercial Exterior in 2008 at the annual NARI awards Ceremony. Click here to see the entire project.
Euclid Avenue Church
Euclid Avenue Church is an old style urban church located on the East side of Cleveland that has been around for 150 years. We were contacted by the church because the roof was failing and various other repairs were needed around the building. The joints between the stones were cracking and a masonry sealant needed to be applied to assure many more years of service. Copper cladding was used atop the building to insure a well sealed roof.
St. John Bosco Church and School is a community located in Parma Heights, Ohio off the metroparks. The school and many other buildings around the property were in dire need of roof replacements. The first roof on the agenda was the school roof, which had a failing foam roof system. The previous roofing system was covered over with fiberboard and replaced with EPDM rubber. Many other roofs around the property were repaired with tar roof coating. Click here to see the entire project.
The Metroparks Zoo of Cuyahoga County contacted us after hearing about our on-going relationship with the Cleveland Metroparks. We have done various small and large projects all over the county for years and the Zoo began a renovation plan which included their roofs and other tasks around the park. This included the main entrance tear off, gift shop tear off, and tree top cafe renovation, among many others. Click here to see the entire project.
Lakewood High School Natatorium
The Lakewood High School Natatorium roof was in terrible shape and was in dire need of replacement. Because of the persistent problems with standing water, a new approach was used in the design for the roof drainage. Absolute Exteriors, Inc, the installing contractor, enrolled in a new program entitled The Certified Drainage Program (CDP). The CDP Program was used for the first time on a roof project in Northeast Ohio and proved to be an extremely successful approach to drainage. Click here to see the entire project.