We are nationwide steeplejack company that offers church steeple repair and steeple restoration services in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Our steeple repair and steeple restoration services are offered in the cities of New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA - Chicago, IL - Houston, TX - Philadelphia, PA - San Diego, CA - Detroit, MI - Dallas, TX - Phoenix, AZ - San Antonio, TX - San Jose, CA - Baltimore, MD - Indianapolis, IN - San Francisco, CA - Jacksonville, FL - Columbus, OH - Milwaukee, WI - Memphis, TN - Washington, DC - Boston, MA - Seattle, WA - St. Louis, MO - Atlanta, GA - Pittsburgh, PA - Minneapolis, MN - Miami, FL - Tampa, FL
If you require the expertise of a steeplejack company for your steeple repair, or perhaps the craftsmanship of artisans specialized in church steeple restoration then you need the church steeple repair experts of Inspired Heights. Inspired Heights is the steeplejack company that specializes in church steeple restoration and steeple preservation. Contact Inspired Heights for your steeple restoration and steeple repair projects because Inspired Heights are church steeple restoration, steeple repair contractors. Church steeples are what we do.
Inspired Heights is located near Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI in the city of Rockford, IL but we provide our steeplejack services nationwide for steeple repair and church steeple restoration. In addition to our steeplejack services for steeple repair projects we provide complete structural steeple repair and steeple restoration. Our church steeple repair and steeple restoration services include church steeples, towers and spires.
Our steeplejack services are offered nationwide, offering church steeple repair and church steeple restoration in the following cities: New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA - Chicago, IL - Houston, TX - Philadelphia, PA - San Diego, CA - Detroit, MI - Dallas, TX - Phoenix, AZ - San Antonio, TX - San Jose, CA - Baltimore, MD - Indianapolis, IN - San Francisco, CA - Jacksonville, FL - Columbus, OH - Milwaukee, WI - Memphis, TN - Washington, DC - Boston, MA - Seattle, WA - St. Louis, MO - Atlanta, GA - Pittsburgh, PA - Minneapolis, MN - Miami, FL - Tampa, FL. As steeple painters, Inspired Heights provides church steeple painting, steeple maintenance, steeple repairs and steeple restoration services in all 50 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. So if you need church steeple repair or steeple restoration in our local areas of Chicago and Milwaukee give us a call. Looking for steeplejacks who specialize in steeple restoration outside of Chicago and Milwaukee then we're still the church steeple contractor for you... nationwide church steeple restoration and church steeple repair.
Steeplejack Contractor - Tower and Steeple Restoration
Though beautiful testaments to the neighborhood, church steeples, towers, finials and spires are often neglected due to the unique problems they pose for the average would be steeple painters or steeple contractors. As a steeplejack company our trained professionals are able to paint, repair and restore your church steeple with the hands-on approach that only a steeplejack could offer. In addition, the steeplejack services we use for steeple repair allow us access to your church steeple without the high cost associated with modern techniques (cranes, scaffold, etc). Inspired Heights, keeping the costs down on church steeple repairs.
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Inspired Heights - Church Steeple Contractors
Inspired Heights, Inc is a nationwide steeplejack company that specializes in church steeple repair. The company president, Tony Stratton, is a third-generation steeplejack experienced in the maintenance, repair and restoration of church steeples.
The comprehensive steeplejack services Inspired Heights perform on church steeples include more than steeple repair and steeple restoration. Our steeplejack methods offer affordable solutions to the high work often associated with interior and exterior church restoration. These techniques can be used on the high sanctuary / nave walls and ceilings, difficult church windows, high soffits, church towers, spires and etc.
Church steeple repair, steeple restoration and church steeple painters
The church steeple is a focal point of many churches, a witness to the neighborhood and an architectural design intended to lift one’s eye’s upwards, as towards heaven. Nonetheless, the church steeple is often neglected due to its precarious location and therefore the engineered treasure falls into disarray and does not receive the steeple repair it requires.
Church steeples, spires, towers and finials have dotted the skyline for centuries and yet church steeple repairs still perplex countless churches and confounds many would be steeple contractors, perhaps now more than ever. The basis of this turmoil is the inaccessibility of the church steeple coupled with a dwindling number of artisans who can perform as church steeple painters or specialize in the unique work of church steeple repair and steeple restoration.
What is a Steeplejack?
A steeplejack is “a person whose work is building smokestacks, towers, or steeples or climbing up the outside of such structures to paint and make repairs.” Merriam-Webster. The compound word steeple-jack is comprised of the two words steeple and jack. Steeple clearly defining the location and jack, often meaning a man, laborer or a sailor. Though the first known use of the word steeplejack dates back to 1852 the techniques are centuries old. It is believed that the sailors of the tall sailing ships are the original steeplejacks. They would come to port and during their time ashore they would use their rigging skills to climb and repair church steeples.
While over the centuries many of the tools and safety apparatuses of the steeplejack may have changed, the basic technique still remains the same. A bosun’s chair suspended from a block and tackle pulley system allows the steeplejack complete access to the church steeple. Sometimes the steeplejack would strap ladders or install a temporary “crow’s nest” to act as a work platform.
The steeplejack needs to be more than a master rigger; the steeplejack would need to be proficient in various steeple painting and steeple repair techniques needed for steeple restoration. These would often include several types of steeple roofs (repairs and installation), carpentry, tuck pointing, sheet metal work, painting and etc. The steeplejack’s methods are still used today under carefully adhered to OSHA regulations and can often save the church hundreds of thousands of dollars in their church and steeple restoration project. Yet, this is not the only benefit the steeplejack has over the high work alternatives (expensive cranes and scaffolds). The steeplejack is able to offer a hands-on, up close approach that other tradesmen could never duplicate, permitting the steeplejack to provide a superior steeple repair at a fraction of the price!
For centuries the specialized work of church steeple repair and painting was performed by steeplejacks; a master rigger who’s unique training gave them complete access to even the tallest of church steeples. To provide the numerous services that would be labeled as steeple repair the steeplejack has to be experienced church steeple roofers, church steeple painters, steeple carpenter, sheet metal steeple workers and church steeple masons to facilitate the various steeple restoration needs of the many styles of church steeples.
Today’s steeple contractor and steeple painters attempting modern approaches to church steeple repair would use scaffolding and cranes. These techniques are typically more intrusive and much more costly than the methods of the traditional steeplejack. In addition the steeplejack can offer a “hands on” approach to church steeple repair that the common contractor could never duplicate.
Inspired Heights is a steeplejack company specialized in church steeple repair. Our steeplejack services are designed for steeple repair and are offered around the country. Tony Stratton, the company’s president, is a third generation steeplejack who an experienced church steeple painter, knows steeple repair and steeple restoration. In addition, as a steeple worker, the steeplejack services offered by Inspired Heights can provide complete affordable solutions to your church's interior and exterior church repair and restoration.
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