Posts By: Jeffrey Fick

Job of the Month – May 2019

Estimator: Walt Willson Project Manager:  Andy Corn Crew:   Bryan Zielinski, Ralph Kuehne, Dan Puckett, Ryan Donet, Sam Scheltema,  Mike Kelly Description of Work:  Replaced the original 1879 diamond patterned flat seam tin roof on the mansard with 16oz Freedom Gray custom fabricated diamond flat seam pans to match the existing style and design, replaced (5) Read More

Job of the Month – April 2019

Description of Work:  Replaced all sloped roofing with new Colonial Slate colored Landmark Pro shingles installed over ice and water shield at eaves, valleys and walls and 15lb felt underlayment over entire roof, including areas where ice and water shield was installed. Fabricated and installed new custom .032 white aluminum eave and rake flashings, 20oz Read More

Job of the Month – March 2019

Description of Work: Replaced valley flashings on main roof level with 20oz copper V valley, replaced all flashings at chimneys and masonry walls with new 20oz copper flashing and 16oz copper counterflashing, replaced all vent pipe collar flashings with custom 20oz copper flashing and installed 20oz copper hip and ridge caps on all Supra slate Read More

Gutter Cleaning or Gutter Guards?

Many homeowners are looking for a miracle product that will free them from ever having to clean their gutters again.  Some companies are actually claiming they have this miracle product! There are some good gutter cover designs; however, every gutter guard system we have tested (and we have tested a lot of them!) has pluses Read More

The Origin of North American Roofing Slates

“These minerals constituting slate were deposited in bodies of water and erosion and deposition accounts for the different composition in successive beds. Other materials may have been deposited over the clays, and the pressure of the superimposed material may have gradually united the clays in shale. Shale has been described as ‘a laminated rock consisting Read More