Essig Templeton Residential

Lightning, fire, smoke and water damage repair in South Roanoke, VA.


This beautiful 1930’s Federal-style home, in an upscale Roanoke neighborhood, was struck by lightning during a severe storm. The chimney was blown apart by the strike and the slate roof and copper flashing all had to be replaced and rebuilt. The roof caught fire and the home sustained substantial fire, smoke and water damage on all four floors. The family was relocated to a nearby condo during the duration of the project.


Building Specialists was charged with complete stabilization, demolition and reconstruction from attic to basement. Due to the age and historic detail in the home, it proved to be a complicated restoration and renovation project. Eighty percent of the plaster on each floor had to be removed and replaced. Hardwood floors were removed and restored. (The highly detailed dentil moldings, Chippendale railings and trim details were reconstructed to original perfection, all meeting today’s building codes.)

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114 Day Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016

Hours: M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM

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Phone: (540) 982-8200