The Dallas Morning news reports “A half-year rally to save a piece of Plano history came to an end in December when Irving-based Eco Roofing donated labor and materials to replace the roof on the century-old Andrew Wetsel House. “We are pleased to be involved in a project of this nature to preserve part of the history of Plano,” said Richard Lack, owner of Eco Roofing.” Read the rest of the article here: Wetsel House Article
November 29, 2010
Wetsel House, a 100-year-old Victorian home in Plano, is getting a new roof tomorrow.
The Wetsel House, built in 1910, is one of the oldest structures in Plano. It was moved from Avenue K in 1990 to its current location at 607 E. 16th Street to make way for the Plano Municipal Complex. The home now sits on property owned by the Mitchell family.
Restoration of the Wetsel House started after Haggard Park neighbors and friends decided to save the 100-year-old home from demolition.
The new roof, which is being donated by Eco Roofing of Irving, will be completed by Thursday, December 2. Richard Lack, owner of Eco Roofing, said “We are pleased to be involved in a project of this nature to preserve part of the history of Plano.”
Construction begins tomorrow morning at 9am, involving removing the current roofing materials, replacing almost 5000 square feet of decking and installing 35-year asphalt composition shingles. The shingles are being donated by Gulf Eagle Supply and the work crews, labor and decking materials by Eco Roofing.
Re-roofing the home is the last stage of the project to “mothball” the structure, a process which focuses on wood repairs, boarding of window and door openings and roof repair to preserve the structure. This process falls under the guidelines of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s standards of preservation pertaining to historic buildings.
Local historian Janice Cline is spearheading the project with the aid of 5th-generation Plano resident Clint Haggard. Donations can be made to the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation. For information, contact Janice Cline at firstname.lastname@example.org, Clint Haggard at email@example.com or Richard Lack at firstname.lastname@example.org.