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What is a Cupola and How Are They Fabricated?

MARC JAMIESON On May 5, 2016 / ,
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 embellishment that it is in […]
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Benefits of a Lead Coated Copper Roof

MARC JAMIESON On April 15, 2016 / ,
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? Lead coated copper sheeting and flashing combine the […]
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The History of the Spanish Style Roof

MARC JAMIESON On March 5, 2016 / ,
The history of the Spanish style roof and Spanish roofing is characterized by gorgeous tiles used to create texture, color and detail where plain shingles would otherwise be drab and unappealing. Today, Spanish style roof options are more popular than ever and bring in exciting design elements that can add class to any home or […]
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8 Benefits of Using Composite Roofing Materials

MARC JAMIESON On February 11, 2016 / ,
When it comes to choosing the material from which a building's roof will be constructed, you have plenty of options. Some materials will suit your needs better than others however, and it's important to seriously consider your options. If you haven't considered composite or synthetic roofing materials, take a look at the following benefits, which […]
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Batten Seam Vs. Standing Seam Metal Roof Systems

MARC JAMIESON On January 29, 2016 / ,
When installing a metal roof on a restoration repair project, you have many options in regards to the overall design of the roofing system. What follows is a brief overview of batten seam vs. standing seam metal roof systems and how they differ in overall design. No matter what design you decide on, you will […]
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Choosing a Design for Your Stamped Metal Roof Shingles

MARC JAMIESON On January 25, 2016 / ,
There are many benefits to choosing metal shingles for your roof, but being able to personalize them is one of the greatest advantages. There are many methods to personalize your metal roof shingles, which can help you recreate an original metal tile style, or add your own style to your property. Classical Look Many buildings […]
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How Are Sheet Metal Roof Tiles Fabricated?

MARC JAMIESON On January 18, 2016 / ,
Decorative tile roofs are beautiful to look at and a cost-effective way to change the style of your home. The specific process used to create these unique tiles will vary based on the materials used. Keep reading to learn about the process for fabricating sheet metal tiles. The Right Fabrication Process Has Many Benefits Decorative […]
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How to Choose Historic Roofing Contractors

MARC JAMIESON On January 15, 2016 / ,
Finding the right roofing contractor is always a challenge, but when you own a historic home this task comes with a unique set of challenges. Learn the important questions to ask as you seek the most qualified historic roofing contractor for your home or business. What projects have you worked on in the past? Depending on […]
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Sheet Metal Statuary & Metal Repousse Technique

MARC JAMIESON On January 5, 2016 /
Repoussé, a French term meaning "pushed up", is the term used to describe a metalworking technique that creates an image in relief on a sheet of metal. The name hints at the general principle of the technique: the artist pushes the metal up from the reverse side to create the intended image. Chasing, derived from the […]
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What Are the Benefits of Sheet Lead Cladding?

MARC JAMIESON On December 20, 2015 / ,
Sheet lead cladding ranks among the most prestigious of the many available roofing and wall-cladding options, and yet, it is also virtually unbeatable in regard to cost-effectiveness and low environmental impact. It is commonly used on a wide variety of building-types, including churches, government buildings, commercial properties, and even some residential real estate. Besides the […]
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