In-depth reports examining the materials and techniques involved with roofing for classically-styled or historic buildings, including roofing repair, tile restoration, gutter systems, chimneys, vents and tile color matching.
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Faithful steeplework replicates timber spires in steel and new slate at St. Andrew's Catholic Church.
These gray slabs have been protecting roofs for centuries—we take an in-depth look at slate.
One of the most timeless of roofing materials – terra cotta tile – is as sustainable as it is traditional.
The historic Cloisters gets cleaned, waterproofed and re-engineered by Walter B. Melvin Architects, LLC, of New York City.
Building Conservation Associates (BCA) oversees the chimney restoration and stabilization at the 114-year-old Montauk Club in Brooklyn, NY.
Two churches, one in Ohio and one in Missouri, opted for synthetic slate roofing, citing its appearance and sustainability, as well as cost and weight savings.
Terra cotta roof tiles have been considered a traditional building material across the United States for centuries.
Given terra cotta’s long history as a highly mailable material, it’s only a short step to replicating the look of other roofing types.
While modern technology allows many manufacturers to basically make any tile profile they produced in the past, the project can get trickier when it comes to the critical component of color.
A church in Huntsville, AL, found that copper was the most economical and aesthetically pleasing solution when replacing its existing galvanized stamped shingles.
Traditional roofing materials continue to lead the pack when it comes to historic public buildings.
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