If the golden dome on top of your church has fallen into disrepair, it’s not living up to its full potential. Your church dome is beautiful, but it just isn’t what it once was. Keeping your building immaculate is a full-time job. Wind, water and sun the weather will put your cathedral dome to the test.


Your dome is such a unique part of your building’s aesthetic appeal.

If you’re interested in preserving your church’s dome or restoring it to its former glory, it is important not to cut corners.

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Church restoration services come in many shapes and sizes.

You may find a lot of solutions to your dome refinishing needs. It’s important to weigh your options and weed out the bad ideas. A well-preserved dome is a key feature of your parish. But if poorly preserved your dome could stick out like a sore thumb.

A roofer can refinish your dome. You will find dome-refinishing listed under many roofer’s services, and they will happily give you a quote on the project.

Upon receiving the quote, you may be pleasantly surprised with the low price-point provided. Saving money from your bottom line is good for your whole parish, after all. It’s hard not to be swayed by a friendly face and a low price, but this may not be your best option.

What a roofer will do when refinishing your dome is not the standard for historical preservation or most church restoration companies. Roofers will refinish your gold dome with tar, rather than re-gilding. Gold tar may seem like a quick fix to sealing your dome and hiding those pesky cracks, but it will cost you in the long run.

This year your dome will be gold once again, and you will feel good about saving money. In the years to come, you will pay for choosing the quick, cheap-fix to your dome refinishing. As cracks and leaks develop you are going to be looking at a higher bill to re-tar the dome. Not to mention that over time taring and re-taring your dome will cause permanent damage.


Don’t refinish your dome twice in the next decade when you could just do it right the first time.

Preserve the integrity of your church with each restoration to ensure it will be there for generations to come.

When you hire a company that specializes in church restoration services, you get reassurance that the job will be done with care, to ensure the integrity of your church is preserved.

A professional painting contractor has the tools and experience to properly re-gild. We begin with surface preparation, followed by cleaning and repair then finalizing with painting and refinishing.

At Elias Painting we don’t cut corners, our highly-trained professionals bring not only experience but a passion for each project. Our goal is to delight our customers while contributing to the historical preservation of churches throughout our neighborhoods and throughout our state.

If you are considering refinishing your dome. Schedule a consultation with us today. We would love to bring our professional experience and industry knowledge to your dome preservation project.

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