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Just a few weeks ago in the upper Midwest, we received over 12 inches of heavy snow in just one storm. It seems an appropriate time to share the important role of snow and ice guards in roofing systems where snowfall is an annual challenge.

Roofing materials such as slate, metal/copper, tile or synthetic materials will not absorb moisture as snow piles up, which leads to the danger of falling ice and snow. Sunlight, gravity and a warm attic will force the heavy snow off your roof in one dangerous event. Decks, sidewalks, landscaping, and other important property and areas of human traffic need protection from these dangers.

One important note: Snow and ice guards should not be installed on asphalt shingle low-slope roofs due to the risk of causing snow dams.

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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.

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 [...]

Are You Looking to Build A Career in Contracting?

Renaissance Roofing is not your typical roofer. We are a nationally recognized expert in Historical Roofing Systems looking for individuals wanting to expand their skill set and learn a highly rewarding trade. We will train you if you have a can-do attitude!

We have several positions available in St. Louis, MO:

  • Service Technician (diagnose, bid, sell and perform the repair work!)
  • Foreman for Tile/Slate/Copper roofing (run the job & lead the crew!)
  • Historic Roofing Specialist – Tile/Slate/Copper (a sales position in which you diagnose, bid and sell restoration work)

We offer competitive compensation, health insurance, paid time off, 401K, and opportunities for career advancement with a growing company.

To learn more about Renaissance Roofing, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t4yYHC0wL8

For more information, or to apply, please email dklaus@renroof.com

Renaissance Roofing, Inc. will not discriminate in hiring, promotion, compensation or discipline on the basis of one’s race, sex, national origin, religion, ethnicity, [...]

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