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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.
Snow and ice guards work by introducing barriers that impede the avalanche effect, preventing large amounts of snow from falling off the roof. [...]
“If it is’nt Tile it is’nt a Roof” – Detroit Roofing Tile Company
The Detroit Roofing Tile Co.
Is located on Springwells, a suburb of Detroit, where the company owns large deposits of clay peculiarly adapted to the manufacture of roofing tile. A spur of the Michigan Central R.R. is laid into the yards thus assuring prompt and ample shipping facilities.
The manufacture of roofing tile originated in Europe, where tile roofs are now universally used for all classes of buildings. Since its introduction into this country its use has become very general and as there is no other material available that will stand the test of time, these tiles must inevitably become the roofing material of the [...]
That terrra cotta roofing tile is now acknowledged to be the best product for protection of buildings from storm and rain has been proven by its increased and continued acceptance, and as evidenced by reviewing many of the modern structures such as residences, schools, libraries, universities, churches, railway depots, freight buildings, factories, stables, etc., where we find that the above material has been generously used with satisfactory results.
Looking forward to the expectant demand for this product in the future, The Mound City Roofing Co. was organized for the manufacture of terra cotta roofing tile with all the accessory trimmings of the most modern shapes, highest grade and superior quality in various colors and glazes. The [...]
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Here is our next installment in our campaign to spread our knowledge of historical roofing systems and materials throughout the century.
Old England’s hallowed roofs, softened in line, warmed in tone, gently mellowed with age are faithfully reproduced in Heinz Old English “Plymouth” Tile.
The delicate color tones are soft and restful—the texture has been produced by skilled craftsmen. And in both coloring and texture Heinz “Plymouth” Tiles closely typify the aged roofs of Old English. On a home of English architecture their mellowed beauty is immediately apparent and will add lasting charm and character to any design. Once you’ve seen this roof gracing Old English architecture you will surely say it is the creation of an artist—that it is indeed pleasantly [...]
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Renaissance Roofing is dedicated to historical roofing systems. Since 1992 our team has developed the systems and methodologies to restore your roof to perform for another century. To restore a historical roofing system back to its original condition you will need a company that is fully knowledgeable in the history of roofing installation and materials. This century old knowledge has been written and described in various mediums such as catalogs, brochures, flyers, poster and even books. To share this knowledge with you, Renaissance Roofing, Inc. has developed a campaign to remember the past of historic roofing systems. Each week another century old brochure or catalog will be posted to show the past of our historic roofing systems across the United States. The first entry will be Peebles Ceramic Roofing Tile.
Peebles Ceramic Roofing Tile, “Iridescent as the Rainbow” has been developed in response to a definite, [...]