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How to Choose High-Quality Asphalt Roof Shingles

A new asphalt shingle roof is a significant investment. To get the most bang for the buck, you’ll want to consider the quality of shingles, the knowledge and skill level of the roofers you intend to hire, and also a few preventative maintenance guidelines. When high-quality asphalt roof shingles are …

Slate Roof Maintenance Tips

There are huge benefits to installing slate roofs, including their beautiful appearance, the fact that they can last a century if they are well-maintained, fire resistance, and environmentally friendly aspects. However, in order to get the full effect of these benefits, homeowners need to understand slate roof maintenance needs. In some …

A History of Metal Victorian Roof Shingles & Sheet Metal Tiles

The Victorian style building dominated architectural design between the 1830s and 1910s. Although the buildings of this 80-year period shared many similarities, there were also noticeable differences between Victorian era buildings constructed at different times. The most popular materials used for Victorian metal roof shingles also changed several times during the period. Let’s take a …

What is a Cupola and How Are They Fabricated?

Today, cupolas are seen on many older buildings and in some new construction as a stylistic element with limited functionality. If you have ever asked yourself “what is a cupola?” you may be interested to know that the cupola was designed for several different functional purposes before it became the …

The Meaning Behind the Lady of Justice Statue

Artwork depicting the Lady of Justice statue, whether in the form of paintings, sculptures, coats of arms or metal statues, is found throughout the world. If you’re in North or South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southern and Eastern Asia, and Australasia, you will likely see the Lady of …

Benefits of a Lead Coated Copper Roof

If you are looking for an ideal material to use on your architectural or heritage roofing project, lead coated copper is one of the most popular roofing materials. Here is a look at why you should consider lead coated copper for your next project: What Is Lead Coated Copper Roofing? …