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November 17, 2018

 While at the International Roofing Expo this year we found a great innovation that we had to try out.  The Cougar Paw company which makes amazing slip resistant shoes for all types of surfaces had really outdone themselves with the awesome "Steel Walker" magnet shoe....

October 6, 2018

The 100 year flat roof! This 1880's French 2nd Empire, "Historically Registered" home on Orange St. / Baltimore Pike in Media, PA had a leaky corroded tin flat roof. The customer wanted to historically restore the metal roof but with a copper upgrade that will require...

September 10, 2018

     

     When it comes to maintenance free roofing, Kynar painted standing seam metal is an obvious, excellent choice for 60 years of hassle free waterproofing.  Other than being a solid wind proof and water proof titan, a metal roof can be an amazing heat r...

May 24, 2018

     Of all metal roofing applications, hand tooled, double lock copper is by far the longest lasting system.  All the details are crimped, turned, hand anvilled with minimum cuts and soldering.  For lower slope or decorative roofs, copper is historically accurate and...

April 16, 2018

We were very happy to speak at the 2018 Heritage Commission Seminar about the preservation of Historical Roofs.  Very interesting and educational presentations, learning about historical building dating by use of old maps and architectural dating by design. Throughout...

February 11, 2018

     Amazing, this year's technological advances in roofing that were represented at the 2018 International Roofing Expo in New Orleans!

     Robotics, machinery, UV stabilizers, copper advancements... the list goes on and on of outstanding advancements i...

February 3, 2018

     Architectural interior layouts can sometimes force roof framing to have odd gussets and low slope areas.  Roof slopes below 2:12 (2" of decline over 12" level) cannot be shingled as per the manufacturer's specifications.  These low slope details need to be roofed...

December 28, 2017

     Not all slates are created equal.  Slates are rated on 3 levels by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM):  S-1 has an estimated lifetime of 75-100 years, S-2 with 50-75 years, and S-3 is so poor that it's not used in roofing.  What gives this Metam...

December 23, 2017

     In this YouTube video we show step by step how we replace a flat roof skylight.  The steps include: removal of the old unit, chopping excess roof cement off the skylight curb with an axe, heat welding new Modified Bitumen membrane to the existing roof and lapping...

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