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Buying Guide: Roofing & Roof Specialties - Historic Properties and Traditional Architecture | Traditional Building

Roofing & Roof Specialties

Bird Control | Lightning Protection | Metal Roofing | Roof Consulting | Roof Repair | Roofing Replicas | Roofing Specialities: Cresting, Cupolas, Gutters | Metal Roofing | Slate Roofing | Tile Roofing | Wood & Thatch Roofing | Skylights | Snow Guards | Steeples | Weathervanes & Finials

roofing buying guide

Traditional Building's Buying Guide to roofing & roof specialties, including repairs, consultants, and designers and manufacturers of bird control systems, lightning protection, roofing materials, skylights, snow guards, steeples, cupolas, and more. 

Buying Guide Spotlight

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Timberlane, Inc.

Manufacturer of custom exterior shutters: more than 40 historically accurate, customizable styles; available in premium woods & our own maintenance-free Endurian, along with the large selection of period shutter hardware.

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Bill's Custom Metal Fabrications

Manufacturer of ornamental metalwork: railings, furniture, fireplace doors, mantels, hardware & candelabras; handcrafted & hand forged.

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Bird-B-Gone

Manufacturer of humane, effective bird control products: professional-grade bird spikes, bird netting, electric bird track, visual, chemical & audible systems; stainless steel & polycarbonate spikes; Bird Net 2000, Bird Jolt Flat Track & Bird Shock Track; extensive base of authorized installers who are available for consultation & installation.

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Bridger Steel

Architecturally accurate metal roofing and siding; available in a wide range of colors including prints and vintage inspired patinas; LEED certification is available on some products.

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Glass House, LLC

Custom fabricator of mahogany-framed conservatories, glass-roof systems, specialty skylights & solariums: ornamental metal features, custom trim enhancements, copper cladding, true-divided lite sash & doors; available in aluminum.

Heather & Little's restoration of the Toronto Old City Hall required 113,900 sq.ft. of copper roofing, cornices, gutters and sheet-lead work. Photo: Heather & Little Limited

Heather & Little Limited

Fabricator & supplier of historical sheet-metal specialties & architectural sheet-metal components: finials, cornices, leader heads, cresting, metal shingles, pressed-metal wall cladding, cupolas, steeples, domes, reproductions; capitals & balustrades; Kalemein & lot-line metal windows & doors, statuary restoration.

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Historical Arts & Casting, Inc.

Designer & custom fabricator of ornamental metalwork: doors, windows, hardware, stairs, balustrades, registers, fences, lighting, gutters, columns, weathervanes, snow guards, cupolas, planters, fireplace tools & more; iron, bronze, aluminum & steel; restoration services.

The complex decorative stenciled patterns of Rodeph Shalom Synagogue of Philadelphia, PA, executed on fabric, were cleaned and conserved by Canning Studios, whose artisans also in- painted and duplicated patterns in adjacent areas. Photo: courtesy of Canning Studios

John Canning & Company

Decorative Painting -- European-trained master painter heads studio: major projects all across the country; restoration & new commissions.

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Ludowici Roof Tile, Inc.

Manufacturer of architectural terra-cotta roof tile & floor tile: Over 40 standard roof tile profiles including barrel, shingle, interlocking & shake & slate alternatives; customize shape, texture & color; historic renovation program; 75-year material warranty includes color.

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NIKO Contracting Co., Inc.

Custom fabricator & contractor of sheet metal & roofing: slate, tile & other roofing; storefronts, cornices, cupolas, domes, steeples, snow guards & leader heads; copper, lead-coated copper, zinc & stainless steel; metal ceilings.

This metal roof has been treated with a waterproofing, elastomeric Acrymax coating from Preservation Products.

Preservation Products, Inc.

Waterproofing materials for wood & masonry; Tin-roof restoration systems; AcryMax acrylic roof coating system. Also: Masonry coating systems, church work.

Spirit Ironworks

Spirit Ironworks, Inc.

NY based blacksmith company that is committed to upholding the highest standards in ornamental and architectural metalwork. Specialize in metal restoration, decorative metal arts, and custom work.

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Tile Roofs, Inc.

Importer & distributor of hand-finished European clay roof tile & fittings: custom manufacturing of clay roof tile & fittings to match existing; new & salvaged clay roof tile, concrete roof tiles & fittings; natural slate roofing for new roofs, repairs & additions.

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Vande Hey Raleigh Mfg.

Manufacturer of architectural concrete & slate roofing tile: 9 styles, 20 standard colors & unlimited color combinations; trim flashing, snow guards, copper gutters, cupolas & weathervanes; restoration & new construction.

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W.F. Norman Corp.

Manufacturer of sheet-metal ornament: hundreds of stock designs; cornices, moldings, brackets, pressed-metal ceilings, roofing, siding, finials & more; zinc, copper & lead-coated copper; duplication from samples or drawings.

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Wiemann Metalcraft

Designer, fabricator, finisher & installer of fine quality custom ornamental metalwork: railings, fences, gates, custom, hot-rolled steel doors & windows, lighting, grilles, bronze & aluminum entry doors; all cast- & wrought-metal alloys, finishes & architectural styles; since 1940.