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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 …

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 …

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 …

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? …