Danforth Chapel Roof Replacement

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Danforth Chapel Brava Slate Roof
Danforth Chapel Roof

There is nothing quite like the satisfaction we get from being part of a project that restores beauty to an older building. The Danforth Chapel is a charming 1950's non-denominational located near the beautiful Iowa River. This chapel has been one of the go-to locations in Iowa for intimate wedding ceremonies.

New Roof Project Details

One of Brava Roof Tile’s most recent projects was a replacement of the roof at the Danforth Chapel, a charming 1950's non-denominational chapel, locating on the campus of the University of Iowa. The Chapel, which is located adjacent to the Iowa Memorial Union and the beautiful Iowa River, is used daily by students at the University of Iowa, as well as is the frequent site of local wedding ceremonies.

The Process

The project included removal of the existing cement-asbestos shingle roof system and installation of Brava’s synthetic slate materials. As part of the process, Brava worked with the facilities department at the University of Iowa and the Iowa Memorial Union to develop a custom color in line with the original aesthetic of the building. Ultimately, the design team specified the use of Brava’s Old World Slate for use on the main structure and Brava’s Select Slate for use on the steeple. Have a look at the before and after photos to see how Brava's composite slate revived the true beauty of the Danforth Chapel.

Danforth Chapel Roof Before

Danforth Chapel Roof After