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What Is Metal Fabrication?

Here at Heather & Little Ltd., we specialize in sheet metal fabrication in the USA and Canada. But, what is metal fabrication, exactly? Ultimately, metal fabrication refers to the process of building things using raw metal materials. The metal fabrication process often includes cutting, burning, welding,…

The Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing for Homes

Trying to decide which roofing solution is right for your home? If so, you will probably have wondered about the benefits of metal roof shingles. Below is a quick look at the pros and cons of opting for metal roofing for homes in the USA and Canada. …

Why Historic Building Restoration Is a Valuable Investment

There are so many benefits to historic building restoration and so many reasons why it is a valuable and worthwhile investment. Below, we highlight a few of these reasons and benefits so that you can make an informed decision regarding the project.  Historic Buildings Add Value and…

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…

Heather & Little were included in an article published in Period Homes Magazine, The Professionals Resource for residential architecture.

Metal Roofing Sheet lead and copper have been soldered into flat-seam roofs for centuries—long before Thomas Jefferson’s 1740s roof at Monticello—but the more common metal roof type is the standing seam. Here, long panels of metal 24” or so wide are first bent up about 1 ¼” along both edges.

When to Replace a Roof on a Historic Building

They don’t make buildings like they used to. While this is a phrase that implies durability and longevity for buildings made in previous eras, this does not mean that a historic building will last forever, at least not without the proper upkeep. When it comes to its sustainability, one of…