TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

New Kensington church needs more funding for major roof repair project

Daily Photo Galleries

AlleKiski Valley Photo Galleries

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
 

Logan's Ferry Presbyterian Church has raised 70 percent of the cost of repairing the roof over the sanctuary.

A roof leak that likely began about 30 years ago in the cement and tile roof caused a portion of a roof truss in the rear of the sanctuary to rot away.

The truss separated from the wall, causing a second truss to crack. The walls on both sides of the sanctuary warped outward because of the lack of structural support.

It will cost about $250,000 to remove a portion of the ceiling, repair the damaged trusses and pull the walls back to where they belong.

Since May, the church, located in the Parnassus section of New Kensington, has raised $175,000 for the project through a grant from the Ira and Francis Wood Foundation and community and resident donations.

“I wish it were going better,” said the Rev. Bob Henry, pastor at Logan's Ferry.

But they still intend to start construction in April.

“We're stepping out in faith,” he said.

For now, the sanctuary roof is stabilized with supports in the basement that rise up to support the main beam.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read AlleKiski Valley

  1. 3 charged in East Deer home invasion
  2. Authorities investigating grocery store robberies Plum, Monroeville
  3. Return of Verona’s Doughboy statue delayed
  4. 4 plead guilty to charges of luring, beating man at Harrison gas station
  5. Valley reaches out to brighten East Deer cancer patient’s holiday
  6. Bed and breakfast proposed at former Liperote Mansion in South Buffalo Township
  7. Hays ‘eagle cams’ reinstalled for 2015 nesting season
  8. New Kensington-Arnold confronts ‘frightening’ budget situation
  9. Generous Leechburg boy receives Christmas surprise from secret Santa
  10. Harmar to consider offer to drill under township land
  11. Arnold Stop-n-Go robbed
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.