Advantages of Cedar Roofing

What is cedar and why is it a good choice of material for your roof? It is one of the most common materials in roofing and it is used for both commercial and residential buildings alike. It is this versatility that makes cedar roofing such an excellent choice of material when you consider the finishing touches on your home and …

Advantages of a Slate Roof

Slate is made of highly compressed clay and volcanic ash that has settled for millions of years.  The foliation allows it to be cut into thin sheets of rock, perfect for housing and other outdoor uses.  There are several reasons of why slate is a great option for roofing but we are going to list the four we find most …

Faking a Copper Roof is Easy

It’s actually pretty easy to fake a copper roof.  You can get metals like aluminum or steel that have been colored to mimic the copper look.  The other option is to coat steel with copper (which doesn’t save as much money as you would think.) So why would we post this to our site?  Because it is easy to copy …

Importance of Copper Flashing

“Flashing is the waterproofing material installed under shingles or tiles where two roofs intersect. Flashing is also installed where the roof ends or abuts a wall. And you’ll see flashing used around chimneys and vents that penetrate the roof.” –http://www.copper.org/applications/plumbing/restools/cu_brchrs/why_bldr_chse_cu_flshng.html Flashing defends against water to keep moisture from getting inside the building. Obviously, water penetrating into unprotected parts of a …

Copper Roofs are Cool

It’s true. After R & E and ORNL tests by the Copper Development Association, it has been determined that copper roofing systems can be energy efficient and cost effective. Many factors – especially the make-up of the entire copper roofing system – easily make copper an established part of long-lasting architecture. The Copper Development Association took the testing further with …