Paul Saunders Roofing Company is continuing their hard work at the historic APVA John Marshall House, downtown, 818 East Marshall Street. The western roof is now almost half done. New support boards have been installed, tar paper placed and about one-third of the concrete "hendrix" tiles secured. After I finally made my way (carefully on the bouncing aluminum ladder----don't try this at home!) to the top, I was immediately impressed with the quality look of the tiles and their installation. They looked just like cedar shakes. It was at the end of the day, so just one young man was working on the chimney atop the roof at that time. Much of the exterior grout had worn away, so it was carefully replacing it with a special sand and mortar mixture common to the late 18th century. Today, the roofers may finish the entire roof side and will then begin the permanent installation of the chimney flashing. The final phase of this side of the roof will include placement of the gutters and downspouts. Call me at 804-339-6007-- Doug Welsh, if you have any questions. Anyone wishing to visit is welcome! Just let me know and I can plan a tour of the house for you.