Cairnwood Mansion

Cairnwood Mansion

Our work on the Cairnwood Mansion, the Beaux Arts style residence designed by Carrere & Hastings in 1892 for the industrialist and founder of Pittsburg Plate Glass, John Pitcairn, was nominated for a Gold Circle Award for “Outstanding Workmanship – Steep Slope” by the National Roofing Contractors Association. The slate roofing is highlighted by the use of custom formed copper capping at the hips and ridges,creating a striking and unusual detail.

Slate Color(s)
Unfading green

Quarry Region
Vermont

Slate Size(s)
18″L x 10″W x 1/4″ thick

Type of Hip
Custom formed copper cap

Type of Ridge
Custom formed copper cap

Type of Valley
open

Courtesy of
Timothy Spillane, Inc., Glenmoore, PA

Quarrier/Distributor
Camara Slate Products

National Slate Association’s Mobile Field Guide

Slate Roofs Design and Installation Manual

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