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The Importance of Counterflashing on Masonry Walls

Counterflashing, also referred to as “cap” flashing, is the first line of defense against water infiltrating your building. Counterflashing is the piece of metal that is applied to the masonry wall designed to shed water off of the wall and down onto the roof surface. So, it’s critical that you choose the best counterflashing system Read More

Good, Fast, & Cheap

You’ve heard that phrase before, right? How about this version; Good, Fast, & Cheap… Pick any two. In other words, it’s hard to get all three of those items from the same service company. In fact, when it comes to roofing and exterior work, it may be impossible. That’s right. If a contractor tells you Read More

How thick is roofing slate?

It is important when purchasing a new slate roof or slate roofing repairs that the contractor is specific as to the type and thickness of the slate proposed…. Standard Thickness: Defined as 1/4″ slate of nominal thickness, +/- 1/16″. Shingles are hand-picked to be of uniform thickness with no more than 1/8″ variation in surface Read More

What size Gutter do I need?

The roof is one of the most essential parts of a building as it protects, occupants, contents, and the interior of the structure from the elements. The roof drainage system (gutters) is equally important. Factors that must be considered in the design of roof drainage systems are the area to be drained, size of the Read More

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