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Customer Profile: The Manning House, Durham NC (1880)

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Pickard Roofing had the opportunity to work with  Jackie and David MacLeod on their beautiful historic home in Durham, North Carolina - The Manning House. It is always exciting to work with a family who loves their home, and remains dedicated to preserving its historical significance.

The Manning House was built in 1880 by the former NC Attorney General James S. Manning. The home exemplifies the Queen Anne Victorian architecture which has been maintained by generations of restoration enthusiasts. In the mid-1980’s, the house was featured in the movie “Bull Durham” – and remains a nostalgic memory for fans.

With the intricate details on this home and multiple types of roofing involved, Tyler Pickard explains:

“Pickard Roofing was excited to utilize the metal, slate and flat roofing craftsmanship on this job. And our customer, Jackie, is a metal artist and understands craftsmanship combined with up to date materials for historical project work.”

Jackie and David gave us a tour of the interior home, and let us tell you – it is no less impressive. The decorated high ceiling medallions, ornate mantlepieces, staircase and light left us awestruck. As an 80’s graduate of Duke University, there was no doubt “That is why Bull Durham chose this home!”

Roof repair is complicated even under the most ordinary circumstances. Repairing a historical roof, however, can be far more complex. Historical roofs are special. Old materials and antiquated installation methods make them one of a kind, so make sure you consult a historical roofing expert, such as Pickard Roofing, to preserve your beautiful piece of history 


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At Pickard Roofing, we think Design. Craft. Renew. We are experienced in all types of roofing systems- and provide the right roofing design and selective craftsmanship for renewing our customer’s assets. We invite sustainable building customers to give us a call for your free evaluation. For over 90 years Pickard Roofing Company has installed countless metal, tile, slate, TPO, EPDM, and all types of shingle roofing in the Triangle. Our services including residential, commercial, custom architectural metal fabrication, and historical renovation.