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A large and complex roof restoration project is underway in Joplin, Missouri, where two Victorian-era houses will be repurposed to create the Joplin Historical Neighborhoods living history museum. Thanks to the generosity of the David and Debra Humphreys family, the Schifferdecker and Zelleken houses will have new roofing systems that will utilize the same Buckingham Slate that topped the original structures.

Quarried in Virginia, Buckingham Slate is a durable and aesthetically beautiful material that can last up to 150 years. “What makes these tiles unique to other slates — and they are considered to be the Rolls-Royce of slate in America — is there is mica that is in the content of the slate that gives it a glisten or a sparkle that sets it apart from a Vermont slate or a Pennsylvania slate,” said Tony Raleigh, Historic Roofing Specialist at Renaissance Roofing.

In relation to finding the right clay tile roofing contractor in Evanston, you can find many tiles of many different colors, shapes and supplies accessible, which could make it tough to choose for the appropriate one in particular. Comparing the functions of distinctive forms of roof tiles will help you to locate the ideal decision for the house, so take a look at all of the components concerned. As an illustration, color need to match the style of the home and surrounding properties, the weight of tiles must be appropriate for the strength with the roof and they should really meet your spending budget at the same time being water and weatherproof.

Clay roof tiles can enhance the look of the house as well as boost its worth. Clay tiles are produced of 100% all-natural stone and they’re really sturdy. If a clay roof is installed and maintained effectively, it might finally last as much [...]

Do you need to replace your roof or have it repaired? Investing in your roof is usually a necessary expenditure. It is essential to be sure you do your analysis and decide on a respected, knowledgeable slate roofing contractor in Naperville to finish the work.

For a lot of property owners, the solutions can be so daunting. A lot of folks who get in touch with so-called qualified roofers are actually fly-by-night contractors, swindling home owners ahead, and then disappearing when work becomes complex for them.

So how are you able to make sure you are making the best choice for your roofing contractor?

When selecting a residential roofing contractor, make certain you keep away from these frequent errors:

Not Researching the Roofing Company’s Reputation. It is significant to perform your homework around the residential roofers you are taking into consideration. Make sure you consider their office location. Beware of door-to-door roofers. A reputable, well-established [...]

Do you know the best way to pick a slate roofing contractor in Wheaton? Home owners often ask themselves this question when preparing a roof installation. You may have to admit – it is considerably tougher to employ a trustworthy contractor than to have a great roof. Fundamentally, there’s no point in acquiring the most beneficial roof when the wrong persons set up it. Poor workmanship is among the factors for early roof failures. You wouldn’t want that, would you?

Your roof is actually a precious investment. Picking the best firm helps you make a massive distinction for the savings, security, and reassurance. In this article, we share some measures to assist you on the best way to pick a roofing contractor that you simply can employ and also you can trust.

When there are actually lots of roofing contractors that promote superb solutions, certainly one of the traits you need to spend focus to [...]

 

What are the key factors in determining whether you should repair or replace your Cedar Shake Roof?

Missing Shakes, Broken Shakes or Rotten Shakes: If you only have a few shakes that are missing or broken you can likely have those pieces repaired and the roof will function properly. Exception: Your roof is shedding numerous shakes on a regular basis and the replacement of these is shakes is becoming tedious and predictable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My wood shake roof is leaking. An isolated leak or two is not a problem that should [...]

Restoration of the copper dome and roof at the 115-year old courthouse is Cascade County, Montana is nearing completion, and residents are enjoying the beautiful new skyline as sunny weather returns.

As reported in the Great Falls Tribune, the project is expected to wrap up this April despite weather challenges over the last six weeks. The crew from Renaissance Roofing has been working on site for nearly two years, and is pleased to finally see the results of their craftsmanship. Project Manager Lon Gorsch said, “The guys are very proud of their work. They’re happy with how it’s turning out. The weather has been really rough… it was very difficult to work up there.”

The courthouse was built in 1903, and a 1913 article in the same Great Falls Tribune noted that “The Cascade County Courthouse has been the pride of the [...]

Attention Homeowners!

Winter rains when snow and ice dams are still present will likely cause significant problems to existing roofing systems. All sloped roofing systems are built on the concept that they are able to shed water. Sloped roofing systems are not waterproof, they are water shedding. So when we have rain that is dammed by snow and ice, it will find a way into the roofing system and into the house.

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Unfortunately, when these conditions already exist, damage is likely. There is little proactive action that can be done at this point other than clearing snow and ice from roof and gutter systems. The immediate goal is to provide a path for water to escape the roof and move away from your home. We offer a quick, efficient solution [...]

Are you suffering from winter roof leaks?

If you have a leak in the winter months and it is not being caused by an ice dam, there is another likely culprit:  attic condensation.

You may pay to melt an ice dam, only to see the damaging leak continue. What you’ll discover is an inside job: Water vapor from inside your home, which has found its way into your attic. As this warm vapor cools, the moisture condenses into damaging droplets all over the wooden surfaces. Picture a cold glass of water in the summer, with a film of water on the outside draining onto your table. That’s the interior of your attic. Eventually, enough condensation can cause visible leaks, rot, mold, and a host of other serious problems.

What causes attic condensation? Warm, moist air rises up from the living space below, and gets trapped in your attic space. Since it is much colder outside, [...]

Since the fall of 2016, Renaissance Roofing has been hard at work restoring the historic roof at the Cascade County Courthouse in Great Falls, Montana. Much of the project involves the remanufacture and installation of the ornate copper metalwork on the 115-year old, three-story English Renaissance Revival structure.

Last week, a news crew from local station KFBB captured the final steps in installation of new copper balusters. You can view their story here.

Cascade County Commissioner Jane Weber was interviewed, and expressed confidence in the progress of the project, saying, “we expect this roof to easily last 85 to 100 years. We have a lot of critical things inside this building… beautiful architecture we’re going to be protecting for another 100 years.”

Completion of the project is expected in early 2018, and will include restoration [...]

Last May, we began work at the historic Brown County Courthouse in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The scope of the project included restoration of the original copper dome, as well as repairs to the concrete sub-dome underneath.

We are proud to announce that the project is now complete, and was finished on schedule and on budget. The local news station WBAY recently aired a detailed story on the project that can be viewed here.

“There’s a lot of historic decorative painting and plaster work in the building we wouldn’t want damaged because of a roof leak,” said Brown County Facilities Engineer Doug Marsh. “It’s about maintaining the building, protecting its integrity and extending its life, so the new copper dome should last another 100 years.”

The Brown County Courthouse was built in 1908 and has been a fixture of [...]

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