Compare the old versus new roof for the Medina Baptist Church

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 August 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – I happened to take a picture of the First Baptist Church in Medina in late winter/early spring (photo at very top). You can see the church with its slate roof.

The church now has the asphalt shingle roof after the congregation hired Matt C.M. Contracting to replace the slate, which ranged from about 40 to 100 years old, depending on which section and side of the roof. (The slate remains on the church spire.)

Some of the slate on the big roofs was cracked and many of the nails that held the pieces had withered away. Church members worried the old roof was a safety concern and also needed to be upgraded to stave off leaks.