Cool panoramic shot.
“St. Pete, Florida” Thanks Joe Marquis for sharing.
Sherlock Home Remedies from Wisconsin writes,"4sq, I think I'll save myself the delivery fee on this job”. Who needs weight training when you are a roofer?
Thanks for sharing this slice of ‘Roofing Life.
Justin Wolfer-Legge aka localbarrieroofer writes on Instagram, "An easy way to hold half bundles while shingling. Its quick and doesn't damage the shingles with the rubber grips.”
"Yes...that is an approved door for flat roof installation”
Thanks to @AVelco Roofing and Construction for showing us some innovative new methods of roofing!
"Finally laying them on”
Thanks @JustinJames Roofing for letting us share this Day in the Life image.
"Idag har vi platsbesök hos killarna i Eskilstuna, tilläggsisolering och ny papp från Trebolit! Grymt jobbat grabbar!”
"Today we visit the guys in Eskilstuna, additional insulation and a new board from Trebolit, Awesome job guys!”
Thanks to @Kempesinykoping for letting us share a day in the life of a Swedish roofer.
Thanks SRoofer for sharing this shot with us on Instagram.
Thanks to Durango Roofing for letting us share this fine example.
"Our 1st office.”
This simple image says so much.
Congratulations to @DurangoRoofing for taking the next step.
Do you remember yours?
CAUGHT DOING GOOD! Perkins Roofing Corp writes, “It was an honor to be a part of today’s Roofing Contractors Association of South Florida & @makeawishsfla Check Dedication Awards Ceremony! Today congratulated all of the sponsors and roofing contractors who graciously donated to the cause of granting ill children a wish. We are proud to say #TeamPerkinsRoofing was the highest donator to this year’s challenge- it is also the first year we’ve been members of RCASF! We are grateful and honored to play a part in this wonderful cause and give a pat on the back to our entire team for the incredible team work. #roofersgiveback”
"Cleaning and prepping the roof, 400 bundles with 2 inch thick ice to remove."
Thanks Richard Hooper in Kingston, Ontario Canada for this image of roofing in winter.
Trent Cotney, Cotney Construction Law, writes, "This shows that roofers have been dealing with lawyers since 1897.” Thanks for sharing Trent!
Gutter Hack from Marlin Thompson!
“It’s that time of year again to clean out gutters.
I though a easy way to get the leave and other things outta a gutter would simply be a old set of salad tongs.
Check your local thrift or food store”.
Great idea Marlin - Thanks!
Work Horse Contracting,LLC from Pennsylvania writes,
"Did a presentation at my kids school about construction, safety and roofing.”
How awesome is that!
Wilmer Roofing and Framing posted this shot on Instagram. “Gutters." Cant wait to see the finished product, or not see it!
R.I.P. Leak writes on Instagram,
"One virus free clad delivery, not exactly business as usual. Better safe than sorry. Caution via PPE."
What is worse than roofing a geo dome? Repairing it!
“What a pain”
Thanks to Stephen "Roofingman" Dean for sharing this with us on Facebook - We sympathize.
Advanced Roofing in Florida writes on Instagram, "A BIG #THANKYOU to all of our team members for working extremely hard to ensure the #safety of our customers, employees, and families during these tough times.”
“Here’s one of the most notorious joints I have made. It’s on 8 foot piece to match what was there.
Took over an hour to get it dead on and 3 hours to install the 38 foot of down spout with leader head”.
Thanks Marlin Thompson for sharing your work with us on Facebook!
Krystian Piatek from Poland posted this cool shot on Instagram.
So much is going on in this photo.
Tony West would love to know who made this 20-year old organic shingle.
“Not Certainteed! I’ve looked at every shingle image on the internet. It’s drive my crazy, help!”
Can someone keep Tony from going crazy?
Social Media has been promoting a 'view from my window’ lately. Roofers have the window of the world. Fields Roof Service in Kent, Washington writes on Instagram, "Beautiful view from the #rooftop”
"Duro-Last training for IBEX Roof estimators Cody Males and Sam Etter this week!”
Thanks to IBEX Roofing in Washington for letting us share, and congratulations to Cody and Sam for taking the initiative!
Jose and Jaime from Zatarain Roofing posted "Nice little pitch roof, to start of the week!”
Z roofing in Hialeah, Florida writes, "We tried but it won’t stop raining.”
“40Bunny" aka Paul Bedford shares this important message.
It’s a whole street!
"Before and after of the job we just finished up today. A lot of work went into these. We had to replace about 600’ of rafters, and 500’ of fascia. Left the owner with roofs that will last many years to come.”
Thanks The Roof Pros in California for sharing with us on Instagram.
Thanks to Offshore Shinglefrom Martha’s Vineyard for sharing this shot with us #ridgerider #viewfromtheoffice
Back To Work!
Slate and Copper Services from New England writes "The A team arrives on the block!”
This picture is proof that roofing is travel and adventure!
Our Roofing Heritage
Jeanking94 writes on Instagram
"People pass on, but they stay alive by the memories and impressions they left. Here is myself, dad, and our friend Mike, in 2015. I miss him.”
Roofing in England. Everything is the same... but different. T. Davies & Son Roofing writes on Instagram, "Loading up for the day ahead.”
"What instrument do you play in the band?
Here's our lead guitarist smashing a solo!”
Thanks to Aaron Pearse “TheRoofingLife” on Instagram
Bert Roofing from Dallas, Texas writes "What color cast does an #owenscorning preferred contractor get?"
Wayne Pietila from Facebook writes “Good morning from the Oregon coast”
This is all kinds of wrong!
Good job Smith and Sons Roofing on your half and Thanks for sharing this with us on Instagram.
How Roofers Tear-off in the Winter
This wintery work day photo was sent to us by Melissa Luque with The Roofing Company in Colorado.
Slavin Home Improvements from Connecticut writes on Instagram, "Todays job was an extraordinary roof. An addition was built years ago and the architect created a difficult task for the roofer in a few prone areas. We used premium grade flex ice shield in those areas to ensure this roof can withstand the worst weather. The roof shingles we used are Owens Corning designer in Merlot color.”
Off Shore Shingle from Vineyard Haven MA writes "Junction #20 four Gable ridge termination Yowzzaaa”
Thanks for the share on Instagram.
BertRoofing from Dallas Texas writes "Estimated 160 yr old roofing nail from the historical restoration we are working on.”
What’s the coolest thing you have found on a roof?
Send it in for us to share!
Our RCS Coffee Mug ended up in good hands. Our Instagram friend Vicky Blanco with Z Roofing shared this picture with us.
Thanks Vicky for the support! Gracias Vicky por el apoyo!
It smells like money!
Lehto Rakenne Oy a Roofing company from Finland posted this shot of their new trailer on Instagram. It’s a sentiment we can relate too.
R.I.P.Leak writes on Instagram, “Social Distance Safety Meeting”
June 1986 - "Raphael Horvath from Community Roofing putting shingles across a peak of Taylor Hall, Racine, Wisconsin”.
32 years later only the safety gear has changed.
R.I.P. Leak writes on Instagram, "Architects design things that they don’t have to deal with”.
Spotted this on Instagram about TDS Roofing in The Daily Star in the UK.
Thank you for giving roofers (and humans) a good name!
Aaron Pearse aka TheRoofingLife on Instagram writes, "Spent the day breaking ribs”.
They take their safety training seriously!
Thanks to Antis Roofing and the others below for the inspiration.
"To Move Forward, Give Back! Thank you to our Friends from @seabreezemgmt#CMSmanagement & our employees who are helping to complete the 29th @habitatoc home built in Fullerton, California. With the help of @eagleroofingusa, #AntisRoofing has donated every roof installation for every #HabitatOC home since 2009. That's $1M in roofs donated in one decade! Thank you #Habitat Staff & Volunteers! Thank you for teaching us how to Give!
Thought for today. AdvancedRoofingMJ from Moose Jaw, SK Canada writes on Instagram, "Always lead by example, you never know who may be looking up to you.
ZRW Roofing writes "Craning & setting up a hoist in Downtown Miami”.
Cool Shot, thanks for sharing your REALLY early morning with us.
Jorge from J.Osorio.inc in New York writes, "Only took about 200 man hours for these 4 squares. #rooflife”
Joe Penyak from Penyak Roofing in South Plainfield, New Jersey sent in this great wave!
Hi Penyak team, stay safe up there!
Fun with Downspouts. J.R. Johnssons from Sweden writes, "Why install downpipes in sunshine when you can do it in the rain!”
Local Barrier Roofer shared this shot. We have 2-questions.
How Steep is That!?!
What would you charge for that repair?
Tecta America New England writes,
"When you work in commercial roofing and your fortune cookie has this inside... #fate”
Baker Roofing writes on Instagram, "When your squad rolls up this cool day to serve breakfast to our amazing crews.”
Some Safety and Some Smiles!
Now that’s some serious waves! Angel from Antis Roofing submitted this great shot for our contest.
“Safety and Smiles! Here’s our favorite Roofers Wave from volunteers at our Habitat for Humanity Orange County Team Build last October.”
"While on the road we FOCUS on driving.”
Great message for us all - Keep up the good work Advanced Roofing Inc. Florida
Sometimes it’s all about the view. Right, All Pro Roofing Inc.?
(Thanks for the share).
Thank you to "Margauxmoves" for sharing this great post with us on Instagram.
Love her smiling face!
"When your estimating roofs so big a tape measure just doesn't cut it. Big things to Come”
Cool shot Wood Street Builders In Colorado! Thank for sharing this with us.
There are some photos that just say it all,
"Is that blue sky? Steve hanging out on the edge.”
Thanks to Precise Roofing for sharing
FlatRoofTech from Houston, Texas writes,
“Yes, I promise it’s normal for me to drill a hole in your roof before we quote it.” It’s our favorite conversation starter and a great opportunity to eloquently shame our competitors that don’t core.”
Perkins Roofing Company in Florida writes, "Our team, our family, our heart, is multiracial, multilingual, multicultural, black, white, and all the skin tones in between. It never mattered then what color we are, and it doesn’t matter now, not ever. We are #TeamPerkinsRoofing.”
I think this counts as waving, don’t you?
Hilary Clark of Clark's Quality Roofing writes, "Here is one of our crews waving the 'L' for Libby Dam on this re-roof project we did.”
Be Fashionable and Safe!
Tami Brewer from Kudu Roofing in Colorado writes, "PPE at its best with some of our Flat Crew.”
Inked Custom Roofing in Canada writes on Instagram, “Beast!”
Even Roofers stop to smell the flowers!
Off Shore Shingle stopped to appreciate the wild quince flower. Thanks for the share!
R.I.P. Leak writes on Instagram
"Just another easy single ply roof.” Good luck R.I.P.!
A roofing love note! Charm City Roofing of Baltimore writes, "Really enjoy getting notes like this. We have a great group of installers!”
We think it’s terrific that someone took the time to do that. Well deserved!
Antis Roofing & Waterproofing in California posted this positive message on Instagram. Antis continues to inspire us. They show us how we can make a difference daily. With a recent blood drive, his work with RMHC, and Habitat he is an example of giving back. We love watching him celebrate his employees. Most of all we love that Charles is willing to share with us how to be our own ambassadors of good will. Follow him and his company on our site or on his social media. He will make you think
Only a Roofer Gets to Enjoy a Beautiful Sky Reflected on the Rooftop.
Korellis Roofing writes, "Good morning from Korellis! It's views like this that make us feel lucky to be #aboveall on rooftops and buildings all over Northwest Indiana!”
What a cool photo! Sky Top Contracting of Toronto writes,
"Too many irons and not enough fire."
Perkins Roofing Corp writes, "When someone interrupts you while you're working... You give them this look!” Training Day Funnies!
Don’t You Just Love Someone All Dressed Up in Safety Gear?
We may not see their faces but we know they are smart and they care about their team. In our book it makes them a pretty good looking bunch! Thanks to Nick Post for submitting this photo on behalf of KPost Roofing and Waterproofing out of Dallas, TX.
Love a Roofer Silhouette! Madsen Roofing & Waterproofing writes, “We believe #teamwork is vital to our success.”
Yep, so do we! Thanks for sharing.
R.I.P. Leak on Instagram writes,
"People really seem to like my ladder clamps”.
The Roofing Mountain Climber
Doug Hodne of Hodne Roofing & Solar writes,
“Here is where I learned to use ropes and jumar’s. Who knows what a jumar is?” From 1980.
Our First Annual "Roofers Waving Contest".
We have a Winner! Congratulations to the Crew at Carpenter’s Roofing and Sheet Metal in West Palm Beach, Florida!
Straight lines. This may be the most unappreciated skill a roofer has. Thanks to @the.roof.guy on Instagram for letting us share.
Roofers as Teachers
“We took advantage of the rainy-day Monday to get everyone together for a safety meeting.” Very smart of you Rempfer Construction – thanks for the great reminder and for sharing with us.
Roofers as Detectives.
Roofing respect for another skill a contractor has to have!
Great work from SeaBreeze Roofing and Sheet Metal in Florida.
Thanks for sharing!
Specialty Roofers Inc in Florida writes, "Stay warm today! Take advantage of this day off if you have it!”
Cotney Construction Law writes, "Proud to have sponsored lunch at the West Coast Roofing Contractors Association Charity Roof Project! The association put on a new roof for Jim Collins, who served in WWII with Merrill’s Marauders. Thank you for your service, Jim!”
If you look real close you will see something in the water… #hammerdown
Thank you Justin aka LocalBarrieroofer for sharing. Did you jump in after it?
Who has seen this kind of packaging before?
TDS Roofing in the UK, (aka T Davies & Son) writes, Delivery has arrived, ready for the job tomorrow."
Clark Roofing of Sacramento writes,
"What Roofing in the 4th Quarter looks like. What’s a good name for this Tarp Job?”
This picture shared with us from The Roof Medic in North Carolina.
How appropriate is the name of his company “Field first aid! Napkin and 550 cord!”
What a cool shot! What a big sky!
Refined Roofing in Nova Scotia writes, "Cirrus Clouds”
Antis Roofing in California writes, "Thanking Frontline Workers at Hoag Health!
Antis Roofing is proud to be part of the "californialovedrop" which provides meals to #frontlineworkers in our community to thank them for all their hard work! Join us for our next Love Drop! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when the next Love Drop is and join us for this rewarding experience!”
Congratulations North American!
"At North American Roofing, the safety of our crews and those around the jobsite very seriously.
This is why we conduct extensive training and awareness with every single person on our crews.”
We know the industry if filled with a tough bunch that work in any kind of weather, but how do you do it? Sherpa blood?
Slavin Home Improvements for Connecticut writes, "Barn roof completed out in Stafford CT."
Ah, if they could all be so close to the ground.
AdvancedRoofingMJ in Canada writes on Instagram, "Bringing this old barn back to life this week.”
This is a new roof shape for the books. What shall we name it?
East River Homes in Watertown South Dakota writes “Any shape, any size we do it all!”
Another Plus for Trade Associations - Invaluable Educational Resources.
"God Bless the Working Man”
Thank you to Angela Marimon on Instagram for sharing this photo of her dad Dave with us. Happy Father’s Day to Dave and all the other dads out there. Thanks for raising a proud #roofersdaughter.
Making A Father Proud.
Lauren Ellen from Coleraine, Ireland writes, "She just wants to be a roofer like daddy.”
Spotted on of Santa’s elves on Instagram last week. George J. Keller Roofing in New Jersey writes, "Santa Steve heading to the Marines to drop off our and some friends Toys for Tots!”
Oh My! A roof so thick you have to cut through it!
"Shingle roof layers removed with all new plywood in the Bronx, NY”
Thanks to Royal Renovators for sharing with us!
Lon Swartzwelder from I.C. Enterprises, Inc., Effingham, Illinois took this ‘beautiful morning picture”.
Thank you for sharing!
Flat Roof Friday - Finding the beauty of flat roofs everywhere.
Proud Dads and Future Roofers!
Katelyn L. writes, "Baby K and her Dad in the office at Interior Alaska Roofing, Inc.”
Taekkemanden from Denmark writes, (Translated) "Merry Christmas from the #coverman #horneby #racingteam. Now the engine must be serviced and kept quiet for a few weeks so that it is ready for next year's challenges - where more well-made thatched roofs need to be made.”
Where can we buy that shirt? "Too young to be on a roof but I think he is ADOREABLE!”
Thank you to Naomi at Georgia Roof Advisors for sharing this shot with us!
Elite Roofing Inc. in New Jersey writes, "Nothing better than standing on a Freshly Completed Water Tight Roof with a beautiful sunset in the background.”
Greg Pullon from G.P. Roofing in Southern California (AKA pull_on on Instagram) writes,
“Love this kid. Never afraid of good old fashioned hard work." #prouddad #saturdayworkday”
Snakes On A Roof! The Roof Medic from Mint Hill North Carolina writes, "What’s the last thing you found on a roof that made the homeowner cringe?
This lady almost wanted to move when she saw this picture”
R.I.P. Leak writes on Instagram, "Today’s challenge is NOT covid-19, it’s making a thorough single ply material list from this information.”
It’s a Monster!
Juicebox Guy on Instagram writes, "Got a nice little start on this massive job.”
We don’t know about you but is there anything as fulfilling as a contractor?
Gasper Roofing writes on Instagram,
"These are pictures of before and after of a TPO job we completed in Merchantville, NJ.”
A View From the Roof
AVI Roofing from Colorado writes on Instagram, "There’s nothing like a Colorado sunset, especially on a roof with a view."
Top Gun Roofing from Ontario, Canada, writes "Thank you RoofersCoffeeShop for the respect lol."
That man can hardly wait to get the week started!
J. Osorio Inc, from New York tagged this #mondaysbelike #bossonthejob #onenew #oneold #mismatched #boots #lmao
Arya Roofing in Massachusetts wrote on Instagram, "Check out the detail on this small downspout.”
Ingenious! Tecta America New England writes on Instagram, "Service Superintendent Earl Adams and Service Manager Brian Young created another set of arrows for their service team to use on the roof. Rather than using car keys or other objects to point out deficiencies on the roof these arrows are used to emphasize the area where the repair needs to be made.”
It’s Flat Roof Friday. How would you caption this shot? Looks like they are all going somewhere - it’s a Roll-In!
Thanks to Black Square Roofing in Chicago for sharing this shot with us on Instagram.
Statewide in Minnesota writes, "I love it when the buyer brings you a water and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!"
Cool Shot! Matt with Future Proof Roofing writes,
“A small section of a 500l/m roof that was installed by us last week. She was steep and the weather was icy but we got her done.”
Lot’s of great messages in this post.Thanks for letting us share and congratulations Art. #roofingrespect
@newroofnomessnebraskaaka Nelson Contracting of Lincoln Nebraska writes, "Ten years ago today Art Dobrusky joined our team as a roof laborer. It was quickly apparent that he was going to be a valuable addition to our team and soon he was running a crew. Over the years he has consistently added to his skills, becoming a fantastic roof tech, crew leader and salesman. His diligence, determination, positivity, conscientiousness, and relentless work ethic are an excellent example of what we strive to be here at Nelson Contracting. We’re better every day because he shows up. Thanks for ten years Art!”
Thanks to Angel Beltran from Antis Roofing for his contest entry. "We just celebrated our 30th Anniversary and we got a cool shot from our photo booth. Instead of Roofers Wave… it would be Roofers (New) Wave."
Guy from Weathertight Roofing in Hemet California writes, "The photo is from 1937 or 1938. Pictured is my dad Joe Schembri’s brother Tony (Uncle Tony).”
How great that you could share your family history with us!
What roofers do when they are bored.
Maidstone Roofer in the UK writes on Instagram, "Thought I’d have a crack at a sweeping valley after a chat with bloke on here earlier first go with a bit of ply in the garden.”
TheNapkinGuy of Instagram writes, "So how did he fall to his death?” #safetyfirst
Wood Blocks are so last year!
Our friend RIPLeaks writes
"Here’s a little trick for you single ply guys. Use vinyl 2”X4”s to support roof conduits. What do you use?”
Delivering the Materials and the Message.
Thank you Kyle, with Roofline Supply in Azusa, California, for your hard work and courtesy to others!
Inspiring Words. Great Lakes Roofing writes "New Monday • New Week • New Goals.
Sometimes all you need to do is look at things from a different perspective.”
We love sharing the appreciation for the people in our industry!
Specialty Roofers Inc (Northwest Florida) writes,
"We love our veterans. You can see this through our work on their homes, the rebates offered to them and the employees we have. Kris Sherrow started with us after 24 years in the US Air Force, and we can't thank him enough for his service to our country and, now, his service to our customers.”
R.I.P.Leak writes on Instagram,
"When the salesperson sells single ply that ties into BUR."
Mmmmmm, PVC is Yummy!
Roof Medic in North Carolina writes, "It is very important to keep the trees around and over your roof trimmed in a manner that discourages animal activity on your roof! Squirrels eat plastic?
Squirrels are cute, rat ninjas! If given the chance they can damage quite a bit without you ever knowing it!
Check out this pipe vent that a squirrel went to town on!”
Trad Roofing writes on Instagram, “The process”.
R.I.P. Leak writes on Instagram,
"Kettle ‘Graveyard' Single ply is taking over the low slope world!
DK Haney Roofing from Texas writes, "Cheers to the end of another great week! A BIG thanks to our amazing service team and crews for continuously going the extra mile to do exceptional work and take care of our clients.” Same from us!
For those of us in a hurry when climbing up and down, we saw this on Instagram from Tecta America NE. Something to think about (every day).
"We've said it before, but it definitely bears repeating: Safety is Job #1 at Tecta America New England and WeatherGuard (NY). Because it's imperative that people using a ladder maintain three points of contact at all times, all of our service techs received new backpacks for carrying tools to the roof so their hands are free to hold onto the ladder.”
On Instagram IKO Roofing wrote, "What better way to start out your day than with a coffee and your daily industry news. Thank you for welcoming us to your community, @rooferscoffeeshop!” To which we replied, "@ikorroofing thank you for joining us!”
Nice detail! Slate & Copper Services from New England writes,
"Custom Copper Through Wall Scupper and Conductor Head.”
From our archives a long time ago!
Dobson Roofing and Sheet Metal in Florida writes, "We value our Employee's Safety #wearyourharness”
Thanks for reinforcing this great message!
“Its the little things…."
Thank you to Wilmer Roofing and Framing for posting this shot on Instagram.
Golden Group Roofing from Massachusetts writes on Instagram, "
Reinventing yourself can mean survival. We are not your typical roofer story. An entrepreneur on a mission of survival found skill and purpose in the roofing industry.”
IB Roof Systems founder, Larry Stanley and sons - Circa 1984.
A family owned and operated roofing contracting business that became a leading roofing manufacturer, founded in 1978 in Eugene, Oregon. Today, IB remains roofing-centric and is family owned and operated. Thanks to Eric Carlisle for sending this in.
Tecta America, New England writes on Instagram, "Over 35 years National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has received more than 4.9M calls, circulated billions of photos of missing children, and helped recover 311K children. Tecta America New England and WeatherGuard locations have trucks with a missing person magnet to aid NCMEC in their search. Director of Service and Sales Derek Couture has replaced the magnet on his truck, after the person on our last magnet was found safe.”
R.I.P. Leak writes on Instagram, "Covid Hair.”
ZRW Roofing in Florida writes, "Vulture Fest. First day on the job the vultures are all over the roof. We leave the property with #30 felt, second day we arrive the vultures have tore off the #30 felt! Never seen anything like this. Has this happened to any other roofer?”
Off Shore Shingle writes, "Truck bench Wrap it up Bang em on.”
Nice mobile shop!
David Kenney Roofing Services from the UK writes, "Not your average shaped roof. Used Kytum’s aluminium verge trims to act as a gutter and to also hide the cut edge of the double Roman tile. Finished it off nicely.”
Next time you see a roofer, look up to him! Many thanks to Teresa and the team at Frye Roofing in West Virginia for supporting the RoofersCoffeeShop AND their community.
Today’s inspirational message comes from Great Lakes Roofing in Chicago
“You can’t just hire people, you have to build a team. There is no substitute for the right raw materials - your people are your raw materials. If you get the right people on the team, it can make up for just about anything else. Build the team. Empower them."
Thank you to Great Lakes for sharing.
Reaching New Heights in Roofing!
Rain Guard Roofing from Idaho writes on Instagram, "Nothing quite like a roofers view. Jeremy, Jesse and Joey from the telehandler!”
Dylan aka MadRoofer13 on Instagram, writes, “A rain diverter on a dome”.
Wow, could it have been built any more complicated? Great Shot.
A Different Kind of Tear-Off - Yikes!
Lisa Spriggs of M & J Construction of Moorhead, MN writes, "Attached is photo of what we are doing up north in Minnesota/North Dakota. With Winter Storm Gabe it brought a lot of wet heavy snow that must be removed from roofs.
This weeks Flat Roof Friday comes from our friends at Z Roofing and WaterProofing.
"Starting early today, rise and shine”
Thanks for letting us share!
What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?
"Went to a wedding, no shots of the bride or groom, but I have a great shot of the hotel roof! What a mess.” - Vickie @ RCS
Merlin's Roofing Corp from Ottawa Canada writes, "Progress on our double lock standing seam chimney assembly on Mackay Church. 20 OZ Lead Coated Copper.”
Aaron aka CopperCricket from Dubuque Iowa writes, "This little guy woke to a racket going on outside! From a tight spot between the roof deck and brick wall he squeaked and squeaked for us to - shut up! It’s the middle of the day for crying out loud! Bats are trying to sleep around here!
I’d have let him be, but factually he was about to get closed in. Trapped and left to starve. They’d find his bones in a hundred years on the next steeple renovation, like we’ve been finding them. Bones and beaks and feathers. That’s not a fun way to die.
So I coaxed him with the tip of a screwdriver - come on Mr. Bat , it’s time to evacuate. He hissed and showed his teeth, bit the tool but it was dirty with crumbled mortar. He licked his lips to get the sand off his tongue, and then climbed out.
We got one more smile out of him for the photo here, then he fell right back to sleep, no kidding."
J.D. Miles & Sons in Virginia writes, "Look who has her 24 hour fall protection! Proud of you!” Congratulations to Erin!
James Williams from Rainy Day Exteriors in Washington writes,
"Gearing up for safety to tie the bow on yet another beautiful new roof.”
Thanks for being safe James and crew!
In this 1968 photo Monroe Riviere, Albert Schubert and Rudolph Albadie are tearing off an old roof in New Orleans.
Not much has changed in 50 years. Still hard work.
Brockman Home Solutions in North Carolina writes, “Breaking Bread”. Happy Monday, have a great lunch!
Advanced Roofing Inc from Florida writes, "Congratulations to our 2020 ABCI Roofing Apprentice's. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. We are proud of you guys.”
If it’s been one of those days, please read today’s inspirational message.
KEEP CALM AND ROOF ON.
Feel Better? The Brotherhood has got your back!
Brought to you by Chase Construction Northwest.
LeadItBe from the UK writes on Instagram, "After 12 years, She's just about worn in to perfection.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and many giving contractors choose to support the cause, like this very charitable roofing company.
Antis Roofing writes "Throughout the month of October, Antis Roofing will be visiting partners to bring the @susangkomen #ThinkPinkcampaign to the forefront and deliver awareness through education. #LiveToGive #MoreThanPink”
Matt Stone from Pressure Point Roofing writes, "My crew just finished this church’s unique roof in Medford Oregon.”
Why are all church roofs steep? Is it a test of faith?
Thanks for the share Matt!
Fraley Roofing from Arkansas writes,
"Prior to each Fraley Roofing job startup, an informal safety meeting that focuses on safety topics related to the specific job, such as workplace hazards and safe work practices are mandatory.” What a great policy. Thanks for the inspiration!
J.D. Miles and Sons from Chesapeake, VA writes,
"Rolling out our version of the red carpet for one of our clients.”
Perkins Roofing Corp in Florida writes, "I love the feeling of a comfy fitting harness. I never want to take it off! said no roofer ever. But hey, safety is a priority at #TeamPerkinsRoofing, and we equip our team with top of the line safety equipment certified by OSHA to get the job done right and without personal harm”. Thanks to all of you that take the extra steps to stay safe. Your employers and your Mom’s appreciate it.
John Brett Lilly writes on Instagram "It’s a “zipper boot” party! Sometimes they’re hot! Not in the good way!”
Langlois Roofing of Illinois shared this Throwback Thursday 1989 Newspaper feature with us,
“We’ve had a good name in this town for 30 years and I hope to make it happen for another 30 years.”
-Rende Langlois. Congratulations Langlois Roofing looks like you made it.
Lifetime roofing in Utah posted this peaceful shot on Instagram.
"No filter here. It has been cold this year. Who else likes working in the cold?
John Brett Lilly writes on Instagram "Old & slow... but thorough, lol, love me some tile, old leaks are the best leaks."
Lifetime Roofing in Utah writes,
"A little morning safety meeting before re-roofing a grocery store in La Verkin, #Utah! Happy Flatroof Friday!”
Advanced Roofing Inc. writes on Instagram, “ThrowBackThursday. Last weekend we hosted a commercial roofing bootcamp at our Sanford office in Central Florida. Learn about the ABC roofing apprentice program at https://buff.ly/2YpEb31"
A3 Roofing from Lakeland Florida writes," Hurricane Michael just reminded us of Hurricane Andrew”.
Local Barrier Roofer writes on Instagram, “Just Roofing Away!”
Roofers are the first to know it’s fall
Arya Roofing from Winchester, Massachusetts took this beauty shot!
Rain Guard Roofing in Twin Falls,Idaho writes, "Skylight training on this rain day!”
How do you use your rain days?
IT’S FLAT ROOF FRIDAY!
R.I.P. Leak writes, “The solar guys made a mess of this Single Ply Roof. ChemCurbs for days!”
Total Roofing from Indiana and Illinois writes,
"The best things in life comes in twos! A few photos from our project manager doing inspections today!
There’s never a dull moment when it comes to homes!”
RCS asked What do you do to keep busy in the winter?
We got this response from Mr. Bill Chambers, "We still work, just much slower”.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) writes on Facebook,
"The Roofing Alliance’s continued commitment to provide roof repairs at each of our Ronald McDonald House programs in the U.S. helps support the children and families we serve. Thanks to Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal (West Virginia) for supporting families at Ronald McDonald House Morgantown!”
Happy Flat Roof Friday!
This photo courtesy of RoofCareUS on Instagram. Looks difficult and clean!
Thanks for sharing.
RIP Leak writes, "Old foam over copper standing seam”.
Great Lakes Roofing writes, "Employees ARE a company’s greatest asset.”
We couldn’t agree more! We have so much appreciation and admiration for those that are willing to work in these conditions!
Whatever the country or language quality work and training knows no barriers. Love to see their skills!
Savros School writes on Instagram, translated from Russian, "Reduction of two endows in a double fold …”
It’s Like You Are on Vacation!
Dusty the roofer from Indiana writes on instagram "#viewfromaroof Chatham Hills Westfield Indiana, hole number 4.”
Arya Roofing Somerville, Massachusetts shared this with us on Instagram, "Before and After”.
CSRA Roofing from Augusta, Georgia writes, "If it works, it ain't stupid... right?? Lol”
Advanced Roofing Inc. in Florida writes, "Lights. Cameras. Action.
Our crew was on hand to help make a low slope roofing training video at SOPREMA today”. Movie Stars!
Delta Innovative Service writes, "Don’t worry I’ve got a brother that can put that penetration in… "
Local Barrier Roofer on Instagram writes, "Let's get this week on the go!”
Nathan spice roofing in the UK wrote on Instagram, "Darth Vader's holiday home is finally coming together.”
Baker Roofing in SB North Carolina writes, "Planning for the week ahead! We thought we would start your day with a #MotivationMonday quote by Philosopher Simone Weil, “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”
Dale "Shoe" Shoemaker shared this with us on Facebook:
"Why we do our jobs…. not just for a sale, not just for a commission because you truly care about being the roof solution!
This is Jackson Murphy of Solution Source Roofing, helping Miss Patti, secure a new roof for their church here in Lakeland.”
What a nice way to think about things. There is a lot of ways putting on a new roof becomes a little bigger than pounding nails.
Cool and Colorful shot from Sea Breeze Roofing in Delray Beach Florida.
“Spanish S clay tile in progress”. Thanks for sharing.
Our friend Aaron Roethle writes,
"Expect all obstacles, but if for some reason you’re unable to anticipate ‘em all, you better be able to improvise, adapt and overcome with little to no warning”.
Such is the life of a roofer!
Langlois Roofing in Illinois writes,
"#tbt to our night gig for BCBS. We used 5 light towers, had to account for winter conditions [snow & ice removal] and counter rapid changes in temp throughout the night [equipment calibration & keeping materials warm]. Couldn’t be more proud of our hard working team from inside estimators accounting for every detail to the crew dedicated to working nights.”
Jorge Osorio from Connecticut writes on Instagram,
"Putting my #education into practice. #slate removed is organized in to piles.
Then the next row is turned 90° to keep in order #simplicity #worksmarternotharder
Any damaged slates stay in place so i know what size needs to be cut and swapped out.”
Great Tip Jorge, Thanks.
Shout out to the Guardian Roofing team from Washington for this “Caught doing Good” we found on Instagram!
"Guardian Roofing's HALO PROJECT is underway at our winner Cindy Lu Vaughn's home! Stay tuned for more photos and videos of this great occasion!”
Delta Innovative Services in Kansas City, Kansas writes,
"I’ve been on the roof for 5 minutes, this is what I’ve picked up so far.”
Everything About Working in the Winter Should Say: “Think Safety”
Toronto Roof Repairs from Mississauga, Ontario, writes "SAFETY FIRST. Even though you’re a professional please take the time to secure yourself. It only takes one mistake. Be safe out there!”
Johnbrettlilly on Instagram writes, "Out of town Roofing essentials…”
Justin Wolfer-Legge aka @localbarrieroofer on Instagram writes, "What's in your tool belt? I keep a chalk line, measuring tape, 3 knives, 1 chisel, metal snips,crayons, a marker, hatchet, carabiners x4 ,clamps ,gun hook, and while working a gun and lanyard/rope grab. These are essential tools for doing a roof properly. A few of them are for tricks and methods I use. Most are the average tools for our trade.”
Thanks to Lifetime Roofing for showing us the similarities of mountian climbing and tearing off a roof!
Bravo Roofing in California writes on Instagram, "For us, family is everything and we are blessed to have a family-owned business.“
R.I.P. writes on Instagram, “You think you are really good at your job then BAM, you see examples of other peoples work that make you think, 'damn, I’ll never be as good as these guys’ “.
Paez Roofing of Texas writes, “RoofersCoffeeShop, Never seen this animal before. Can you see what I see?”
Ibex Roofing from Vancouver, Washington writes, “ 'When you’re raised by a roofer, you don’t have much choice but to learn roofing at a young age.’ This is our service manager Trent. His work days are kept busy leading the service guys as they repair roofs, install gutters and remove moss. He has been roofing for 15 years. Fueled with Mexican food, his motto is to 'Say it how it is. It may be a little blunt, but leaves no grey areas.' When asked what’s something on his bucket list he answered 'I don’t have a bucket list. I have everything I need already.’ “ We love this guy! #RoofingRespect
ZRW Roofing in Florida writes, "Homeowner supervising our guys.”
You really need to check out this very cool project on Instagram @wagnerroofing!
"Next, we showcase a steep slope @ludowici tile restoration atop a historic residence in Washington, DC this afternoon. Phase 1 includes a finial restoration back in our @wagnerroofing custom sheet metal shop, which we’ll showcase later.”
Z Roofing in Florida writes on Instagram, "Installing @wausau_tile pavers over a 2Ply modified @soprema_international roof system.....happy Friday!”
Looks like they passed their test! Savros School in Russia writes on Instagram, translated: "Release 2020. 10 people. Shanghai, Rostov-on-Don, Pushchino, Pyatigorsk, Saransk, Odintsovo, Derbent, Ulan-Ude, Belgorod, Belarus. Thank you all for your work, all of you well done!”
Golden Group Roofing in Massachusetts write, "Culture? What’s your culture? Our culture is one of strength, hard work, doing the right thing, always and respecting the hands and the roof. The hands of those that put the roof on, and the roof of those who chose our team for the work. Embrace your culture, your team, and it’s many diverse faces. Roofing, we love you. Thank you for giving our team a home to work on and a place to connect and contribute.”
maximuswalker12, AKA Max W. Allen, writes on Instagram, "A little swim and cruise on this hot day!”
Korellis Roofing writes,
"...The Regional Director to Senator Mike Braun, surprised our roofer Brandon Reese with a letter of commendation. Brandon was honored for his work in the military and for the "Best of the Best" award he earned from the Roofing Alliance!.."
Look at this work!
Wilmer Roofing and Framing posted this impressive project on Instagram. Wow!
Koen Turk, aka Mr. Thatcher on Instagram is a Certified roofer from the Netherlands. A few nice images from his trip to Japan training the Japanese contractors. How international!
"Impressive trip to Japan. Invited by the Japanese thatchers."
Paulina is Just Like Us!
Paulina Menchaca with Menchaca Roofing writes, "You know you're bad when 1st thing you notice on your friend's vacation photo of Portland Maine is the needed roof repair.”
The Flat Roofer writes on instagram,
"Do you guys hand wrap your pipes or use a cone?”
Korellis Roofing in Indiana writes, "Please join us in sending well wishes to Jonah Rodriguez. He is a member of the National Guard and has been called into service. Though he has only been with Korellis for a short time, he has impressed us with his work ethic and positive attitude. We hope to see him back very soon! Stay safe!”
Iowa Skilled Trades writes, "Hardcore!!! Thanks to all those tradesman & women working through this brutal cold! We appreciate you! This masked man is our very own Paulino Farmer! He's out braving the elements to keep your homes warm and safe.”
Cool drone shot posted on Instagram by Carlson Projects in Nebraska, "New construction roofing? Yep we do that also! We just wrapped up this new apartment complex in north Lincoln.”
Specialty Roofers Inc. in Florida writes,
"Our newest billboard is up in Fort Walton Beach! Have you seen it yet?”
What a cool idea - great message!
The CRSMCA wrote on Instagram, "A cup of @rooferscoffeeshop with morning updates to start the day."
Thanks Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association for the shout out! Everyone should start their day with RCS!
As the sun sets… Matrix Roofing from Washington writes, "Another beautiful roof!”
Trad Roofing writes, “Fin”. How many of you leave a message in your work?
Pull-On writes on Instagram, "Can I get a moment of silence for this beast? Today was her last run, as she is off to her new home in Nevada. I had to sell her as she was no longer allowed to be registered. I don’t know what I’m more upset about… that I had to sell a perfectly good work truck or that she left California before me.”
D&M Kenny Roofing Specialists in the UK writes on Instagram, “Foam Party!”
Making Sure a Roof Gets in Every Picture!
Dan Drumond from The Roof Doctors in Maine writes, "I had to get a pic of the awesome view from the rooftop of this vacation rental home in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine on the Fourth of July 2019.”
TakisawaRoofWorks "NO ROOF NO LIFE” from Iwate, Japan posted this interesting image on Instagram.
(This was translated as best we could).
"The fence which is repairing the roof of the pension in Hachimantai city First of all,
from the rafter and field board of the wood base. #Belt so the roof scaffolding is formed. #SteepRoof”
Translated from this 1954 Swedish photo, "What can't a helicopter be used for? At Bromme airport, people thought about how to get the asphalt kettle and asphalt dish on the station building to get a new roof.”
NEF Roofing from Philadelphia tagged us on Instagram with this question.
"Okay roofer friends who else knows why the OG's used this???." We’re stumped how about you?
Our Fandana is Good for Repairs!
Henry Malkin, Frye Roofing, Inc., West Virginia writes, "Attached is the fandana pic you requested. I told our guy (Anthony) not to quit his day job for a modeling career. Lol. Keep up the great work!”
Roofing Alliance posted this on Instagram last week during the IRE, "Student teams donned hard hats as they embarked on pre-competition adventures in Dallas! We were in awe of all these talented young people. The future of our industry is in capable, talented, and hardworking hands!”
Ibex Roof from Washington writes on Instagram, "We are a huge fan of gutter troughs. This little addition can add some serious life to your roof where the downspout drains."
Another Chapter Begins. Andrew Courchesne writes on Instagram, "Last official roof for me. Tools are now retired. I will hang this hatchet along side my original one bought in 1986. Family has been in the roofing industry since the late 60s. Installs for a while. Now sales. The house is my daughter home and now my son in law is part of the family business too. 3rd generation learning how to get things done.”
Wagner Roofing in Maryland wrote on Instagram, "Yes, it can be rebuilt!” Look them up on Instagram to see more on this D.C. project.
In this 1989 photo, “Roofers on top of the Birmingham Chambers of Commerce building in downtown Birmingham repairing the roof. Bobby, Vince and Jeff from Birmingham Building Services 16-stories high.
Golden Group Roofing from Massachusetts writes on Instagram, "Holy Roof. Blessed on this Saturday to have the community trust us with their sacred place. Roofing is so powerful. The work we do, the places we protect from weather make us, roofers, such an essential part of society. If you see a roofer today, tell them how you feel.”
Great Message from Slavin Home Improvements in Connecticut. Zak wrote on Instagram, "Started from the bottom now I’m here (just kidding I have a long way to go). Some pics of the work trucks dating back to 2011 when I started Slavin Home Improvements with a dollar and a dream. Every day is a new beginning and whether it’s good or bad if you make the most of it you will always be moving forward.”
jrhimself302, Jesse Walker, J.R. Walker Roofing on Instagram let us share this moment in time.
Today RoofersCoffeeShop wants to honor all the dads in our lives...
Dads, Grandads, Step-Dads, New Dads, Adoptive Dads, Dads-in-Law, Expecting Dads, Dads in Heaven, Pet Dads and Honorary Dads.
DustyTheRoofer (Elk Roofing in Indiana) writes,
"The decision to roof this or not to roof this is difficult due to the fact that another trade will come and walk all over the new shingles. I think I'll just roof it now and fix it later."
Tecta America New England posted this message on Instagram. We are really proud and grateful!
"The RoofersCoffeeShop website has become the place to celebrate the roofing industry and the great people that work in it. They have done an amazing job promoting respect for the hard work roofers do, and we're proud to place their "Roofing Respect" sticker at the entrance of each of our locations.”
Sympathy for our Brothers!
Jerry Geyer from Performance Roofing in Florida writes, "While on an annual ski vacation in Vail, CO, I saw this guy who made me glad I live in Florida and do not have to shovel a few feet of snow off of the roof just to do a repair or reroof!”
TectaAmericaNE writes on Instagram, "Our Portland, ME service techs have joined forces with our Billerica, MA crews by placing missing person magnets on their trucks. We're proud to be a part of this important program from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to raise awareness and hopefully help locate missing and endangered children.” Good Work Tecta!
Ibex Roof from Washington writes, "We make sure we have a fun time working! This was taken by a homeowner in their kitchen while our foreman Fransisco was replacing a skylight.”
R.I.P. Leak writes on Instagram, "Don’t you love when the architect puts chimneys in the valley?"
Who remembers seeing these shingles? Photo courtesy of AskARoofer.com - Coming Soon!
Roofing Products as art!
Thanks to Sans Roofing on Instagram for sharing this photo.
For some of us, we spend half our days in our truck…
So, what does your truck office look like?
AH Roofing Sales in Texas writes, "My dang truck looked like an Office Depot threw up in it today!”
How about you? Are you organized or do you keep all your papers crunched up in the dashboard of your truck? This is a no judgment zone, there are plenty of us out there just like you.
We just thought it would be fun to see how everyone operates their offices on wheels, where many of us spend our days.
Every once in a while you have to call the game!
Guardian Roofing in Washington writes, "Snow Day today! In order to keep our Team safe we are closed for service today. As soon as the snow melts Team Guardian will be out in full force.”
Stefan Francois aka Juicebox_Guy from Winnipeg writes on Instagram, “Well #storm in #manitoba cannot stop us #evolutionexteriors #healthcenter #roofing we killed the last 2 days #thebest #weareawesome big push #2mancrew
To all the great guys out there that guided, supported and taught us, thank you.
Happy Father’s Day!
Justin Wolfer-Legge AKA LocalBarrieRoofer on Instagram writes,
"My daughter is a master of the roof as well. #luckydad #lovebeingadad”
A Different Kind of Roofing Tool!
Master Thatchers Ipswich In the UK writes on instagram,
"Side Pin, Set Pin, the Stabby Stabs, whatever you want to call them…“
Brittany Wimbish from Fields Roofing in Washington writes, "Curiosity Career Fair at Stewart Elementary. It was great to see so many trades represented!” With all of these great people promoting the roofing trade imagine how much talent they are building for our future. Thank you Brittany for your hard work on our behalf. #RoofingRespect!
Out with the old, in with the new!
Matrix Roofing and Home in Washington writes on Instagram, "We are proud!” Yes, we roofers are a proud bunch. Justifiably so!
How Roofers Sightsee!
John Kenney from Sutter Roofing in Florida writes, "Stopped in at this Bavarian style town in the Cascades, Leavenworth, Washington. While Meri was shopping look what I found."
R.I.P. Leak writes on Instagram, "What are all you single ply guys doing about clad delamination?”
There are roofs that are supposed to look messy and then there are roofs that are just a total mess! Mark Anthony Construction and Roofing in San Diego posted this photo of a job they are starting. "Talk about #motivationmonday. Today we are in Carlsbad to prepare for a Boral tile roof.”
Good Thought for today. Great Lakes Roofing from Illinois writes, "The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching...do the little things, They matter.”
Precision Construction in the Midwest writes, "Within 72 hours of the Derecho that swept through Iowa/Illinois we were here to save the day for this church! Shrink wrap will ensure this church stays watertight while the new Ludowici tiles are being made!”
Chase_2_hook_em tagged us in this Instagram post,
"They called and said it was leaking.”
Assured Pro Roofing in the UK writes on Instagram, "New flat roof wire outlet guard.”
Another Roofing Hazard For Next Week's Safety Meeting.
"Stealing my lunch” – submitted by William at Local 154.
Charlie Wigg from Wisconsin sent in this photo: Homeowner said during attic inspection, “I think there are enough vents in the attic.“
Thanks for the chuckle Charlie!
Roofer Vicky writes on Instagram, Translated "We must all thank God for our work and think of those who do not have it, we will work with good optimism.”
Mr. Frank Albert of Albert’s Specialty Roofing - Richmond, Virginia
Frank was our Photo Contest winner in April and won a Go-Pro!
Frank’s contribution was actually photo sequence showing how to make hip and ridge come together without any cutting, soldering, or exposed nails, caulk, etc.
Although the winner was picked at random (too many great images to judge), I think the universe picked a good one.
We have these pictures posted on our Forum.
Many thanks to all that entered!
"Interesting climb to measure it up.”
Thanks to Joe Dzienkowski at Eau Claire Roofing for sharing this with us!
Off Shore Shingle writes on Instagram,
"One hardworking 100 year old white cedar shingle. Rest easy, old timer, your work is done.”
Advanced Roofing in Saskatchewan, Canada writes on Instagram,
“FYI, Jordan has come back to us ready to continue his roofing career." Jordan, you might as well face it - Roofing get’s in your blood! You can check out but you can never leave.
Sometimes Vacation Roof Pictures Remind Us of How Lucky We Are.
Thank you to Dave at Interstate Roofing in Oregon for making us grateful. "While on vacation we saw a roof that got a lot of attention from the tourists. It was a little taco restaurant that served up the best tacos in Playa!”
Thanks for sharing @JRWalkerRoofing.
It’s nice to find out we have some great family roofing out in Delaware!
Wow, how scary and intriguing. It’s rusty so it’s been there a while.
Another hat for roofers to wear - Crime Scene Investigation!
"Actually found a loaded gun on a roof this morning”.
Thanks to @JFHimself for sharing.
"Old roof tile neatly stacked"
Apparently it’s pretty precious - They are keeping it indoors!
Thanks Weathertite Roofing in Hemet, CA for sharing.
Antis Roofing in California writes on Instagram, "Build the bridge to everyone, no matter what! We're honored to have Antis Roofing & Waterproofing techs and trucks be part of the Harvest Truck Brigade. Thank you Second Harvest Food bank OC, Waste Not OC and OC Food Bank, for taking the lead to keep our community fed during these unprecedented times.”
Ahhhh, winter time.
Thanks @toninski_1 of Härnösand Sweden for this great photo!
We saw this on Instagram from Cold Hollow Contracting from Vermont.
"A very happy birthday to Chad Corbett, co-founder, artist, father, technical guru, problem solver extraordinaire, pace maker, vibe setter and tireless inspirational force at CHC. Limitless love and respect to this fearless visionary. “No, we’re not done yet.” " Happy Birthday from RCS and all you other inspirational forces out there!
Be the Model of Safety With RCS!
Joe Metrando from JAM Associates, Inc. in New York writes, "Tanya sporting the Fandana.” Thanks Tanya you wear it well!
38 and rain... Roofing in the great northwest!
Thanks @AaronRoethle for sharing this great example of roofing life with us on Instagram!
"I fell through it was funny though”.
If I was your mother, your wife, or your BOSS I wouldn’t be laughing.
Please use this as a friendly reminder to use a little extra caution this year.
Sometimes these things are unforeseen so perhaps a silent nod to the Big Guy should be added to all future safety meetings.
Thanks for @J_Tonche for sharing with with us on Instagram.
We saw this post on Instagram, Caught doing good! "November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month at KPost. Having individuals at KPost who have been personally impacted by this disease, KPost is aiming to raise hope and awareness to one of the most deadly and least funded cancers there is.”
Can You Guess This Slate Installation Hack?
Whitney Roofing & Sheet Metal in Pennsylvania writes, "I’ve got to say I was a bit skeptical at first but it does actually work quite well, what’s your trick?"
Someone at @UltimateHomeServices got on the wrong end of a hook blade.
Thanks Ultimate for letting us share to give you a sore reminder.
This can happen to the best of us. Just don’t try to be “the best of us" today!
"Smoke followed by an explosion is definitely not good.”
Sorry for your loss @Ripleak!
I am sure it was a faithful piece of equipment RIP.
Sure Sign Of Winter! (Frozen)
Thanks @RISFinest for sharing this with us.
Cambrie Morgan with JL Roofing and Siding in Pennsylvania writes,
"Sometimes I would rather be in the pool instead of staring at it from the roof. But I love my homeowners and love my job.. #ladyroofer"
On the job training - Nothing like it.
(Second best thing, our new Learning Hub™)
Thanks to @ZRWRoofing for sharing this post with us.
James Latter from Cornerstone Roofing writes, "Seattle is not known for its snow. Here is what our trucks look like this morning. They were clean last week!"
Ahh, that finish line feeling!
Jesse with J.R. Walker Roofing in Delaware, (aka jrhimself302 on Instagram), writes
"I made it to the top!”
Thanks Mathew Jacquez for sharing some of the highlights of being a roofer!
This kind of work sure makes life interesting!
"Opened this baby up to build a cricket,
-This is what I found, an old pan plugging this hole, and a wall that 1' 1/2 wide!
-All insulated and done the right way”
We had a huge response from our post about building a chimney in a valley. Steve Allen from Alabama posted this clean looking example of a similar situation on Facebook, "Had to build a big ass cricket.“
"This mess - somebody help these roofers”.
Thanks Jorge Cruz for sharing this with us on Facebook.
Wood Street Builders from Colorado writes on Instagram, "The fires have made these days a little eerie at times. Praying for those being evacuated and affected by these hard times.”
Chuck Kersten asks..
"Who makes this shingle? Told it was a 50 year product installed in 2001”
Greg Powers created a unique perspective with this photo. He saw something in this pile of nails and created an art piece. He calls this photo: "Getting screwed on a Sunday”. (Although he could be speaking of having to work on Sunday and we miss-read this all together!)
A Halloween roof for sure.
It’s a cut-up monster! North Texas Roofing writes on Instagram "Ready for tile!”
"Tore these off a house today way before 3 tabs”.
Who can guess the age? Thanks BA Propst for the share.
Roofing in other countries - The Same - But Different.
takisawaroofworks2012 writes on Instagram, Translated: "Create a gradient ruler. This makes it easy to make things on the slope. How are you ramping up?”
Another difficult detail. How can this be finished and still look right?
Want to see the entire ZRW Roofing Crew have a simultaneous Heart Attack? “Our 82 year old customer wanted to see what her finished roof looked like, by the time we knew anything, she had climbed up the ladder. I think she wants to be a roofer” Thanks ZRW for sharing this with us on Instagram. OMGosh, has this ever happened to you?
Graham Harvey Roofing writes on Instagram, "Landed and started following me on to roof”.
Wait until that bird starts to crow!
"Moss and lichens on a cedar roof is not a good thing people! The moss retains moisture which promotes wood decay and premature deterioration. I took this picture today while inspecting a cedar roof in Easton Pennsylvania along the Delaware River. The moss and lichens were so thick that they were actually growing lichen flowers I had never seen this personally so I had to share.”
Thanks to @DVCRoofing for sharing this with us.
Matthew Jacquez shared this great photo with us. He writes "This is what I get to repair today, house was built in 1901, at one time this place had five apartments”.
Z Roofing in Florida writes, "City of Miami Building Department”.
Ugggh, should have gone with color that matches “Walnut Droppings”
"Walnuts...mess up a new roof 5 minutes after installing”
Thanks @DustyatElk for sharing this with us.
Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! Thanks to Gabe Badgett for this photo! he writes "T locks and sheeting over cedar.”
Aaron Roethle writes on Instagram, "It’s that damn nice outside today in the great northwest!"
"Old BUR built-up roof thickness”.
If layers could talk on this 100 year plus roof! Thanks M and R Roofing for sharing with us.
Looks like @JoeWardRoofing is on the job!
Thanks Joe Ward in Jupiter Florida for sharing.
Francisco Rosario aka RoofTileGuy in Instagram writes "These boots are made for roofing .”
@Brydiewines keeping it cool! You gotta have a little ingenuity to be a roofer!
Thanks for sharing.
Every once in while someone notices - Congratulations @EstesRoofing for having such a special admirer!
"Awesome note from Home Owners little girl !"
Congratulations - You are now officially one of us!
"1st roof; did great” Thanks @KleckaBuilders for sharing.
Thanks Michael Angelo Scalze for sharing this with us on FaceBook.
"After estimating and inspecting commercial roofs I found this little gem. A local handy man fixed the leaking rubber roof with a car tire tube patch. Couldn't believe it when I saw it. But it worked and made me think of have a half dozen in my bag. Clean and cute.”
"I thought it was interesting to see the impact the sun affects the longevity of the roof.” This is Interesting!
Thanks to Mike Allen from Bruce Allen Roofing. Lake Forest, California for sending this in.
"That awesome panic inducing moment when I think there will be a small puddle after the rain and it's a 4 inch kiddie pool. That the room underneath is where the pool table, bar and TV room is !!!”
Thanks @mrctheroofer for sharing.
Saw this in a friends office the other day. Probably only 8 inches tall. Kinda cool, huh.
Thanks @EllerslieRoofing for sharing this one of a kind structure - At least we hope it's one of a kind!
"The classic roof funnel... Said no one ever! You don't see this, because it's ridiculous. But that doesn't mean we won't do a perfect job roofing it".
Weather “NOT” Permitting Days!
Brittany Wimbish from Fields Roof Service, Inc. in Kent Washington writes, "There's no business like snow business…” Looks like they need to catch up on their RoofersCoffeeShop® reading! It seems like a great day for learning, reading and catching up. Might not be all bad.
Nick Napier asks "Know anything about this?"
Makes us dizzy – how do you guys work like that?
Thanks to Peter Martin for sharing!
Perkins Roofing Corp from Florida writes,
"Definition of the word ‘perspective’: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. It’s always best to get a different perspective. This includes on roofs we inspect (hello, drone shots 🛸), customer’s point of view and the importance of educating them about their roof, and your own perspective toward roofers around the world who complete tough work we sometimes take for granted. Everyone can use a little refreshing of perspective once in a while. Challenge: next time you see a roofer, look up to them! @rooferscoffeeshop.”
#RoofersCoffeeShop #RoofingContractors #RoofersForum #RoofingRespect
Camelot Roofing said "22/12 pitch. our guys are amazing. I don't know how they do it."
- They have been to rock climbing school!
Uggghhh, how do roofers do it! Turning this mess into a watertight roof?
Thanks to Billybaggz for sharing this picture on Instagram.
Wow if this is not a powerful image that building owners need to see we don’t know what is!
"Had a call to fix a major leak today. We get up on the roof to find this lake. The drain was not up to code in any way, and had no dome to prevent pine needles from clogging it. Just to clarify this was NOT a D&J Roofing inc roof”
Thanks to "@the_roof_pros _” of D&J Roofing inc for sharing this on Instagram.
Nice Socks! We found this on Antis Roofing's (Irvine, CA) Instagram page. The socks are another way of showing their support for Ronald McDonald House. Looks Great!
Antis Roofing writes, "The More We Give, the More We Grow!"
Thanks to Lori Swanson from Guardian Home Services of Auburn, Washington for sending us this reminder.
"Old Roofer Chicks never Die! Lol! Still trying to keep up with the Young Guns on the Roof!”
Roofing Tip #221
Have your roofer add an extra piece of SBS or rolled roofing around Swamp Cooler/Aerocool walk area.
That way your shoes or techs shoes don’t take off granules and damage roof.
Thanks @TriStarRoof for sharing this with us.
RoofersCoffeeShop.com loves a good tip, if you have one you would like to share, send it in.
On AskARoofer.com- He Posted and interesting Question- Tell us what you think!
"Today I had someone ask, What is a PIG valley. Well I've never heard that phrase before. Below is an old photo I took years ago of what we call a HOG valley. Any one else use this term and know the roots of this phrase?”
Design and Detail Roofing from Canada writes, "We are open for business and following all protocols diligently.” Our new uniform for work?
"Has anyone else made memorable deliveries of cedar?” Thanks to Rick Kappler for this great photo.
Steven from Pickles Roofing Contractors in the UK writes: "Let’s just say this fall pipe was a bit blocked. It’s a good idea to get gutters and fall pipes cleared and checked every year.”
Real Cool Shot! - Thanks @jetts3175 for sharing this with us.
Drew at Clark Roofing in Sacramento writes, “It takes everyone on our great team to get these projects and see them through to finish. What makes our staff so special is all of our guys and girls take so much pride in their work; delivering Clients and Contractors a beautiful, strong product and getting it done in timely manner.”
It’s an Ice Rink!
That warning line needs to turn into something you can’t slide under!
Thanks to @RoofManagementInc for sharing this with us.
Frye Roofing Inc in West Virginia writes, "
We are proud of our safety numbers. Especially in an industry with one of the highest accident and death rates. Our goal is to get our guys home to their families EVERY night!!!” That’s a great goal! Keep up the good work.
Wow, a wood shingle detail done with asphalt shingles. How come we never thought of that.
Great job @InkedCustomRoofing Thanks for sharing with us.
Terry Gies wrote us with this Ask The RCS Community question:
"Anyone know who manufacturers these shingles, Impact classification"
“How do you work around that?”
Peter Cabonana in New York sent us this photo "FROZEN Drain Lines”
“The roof is easy access, don’t worry.”
Thanks to Metamar Construction from Charleston, SC for sharing this shot on Instagram.
Thanks to our Fathers for teaching us a great trade.
How many of you learned from your dad?
Thanks to @JasonPutt and his son for sharing this photo on Instagram
TheFlatRoofer writes on Instagram,
"Who else teaches their new guys how to weld on scrap material?”
The Most Interesting Roofer in the World
Sean Malone from Michigan, writes, "I don't wear masks, but when my customer says I have to, I wear my RCS mask."
"When you love your work... Its not work!!!”
Thanks @MorganRoofing And Siding.
Celebrating Women In Roofing!
See! We Have a Good Reason For Our Roofing Shots - History Lessons!
Joel Sharp from Geissler Roofing In Illinois writes, "Ironic that my wife and I were on our annual Kings Court trip, courtesy of Versico Roofing Systems, and I was blessed to observe and photograph (from the comfort of our cabana) some local roofers performing our passion 'the old fashion way’. Location: Grand Villas Resort-Riviera Maya, Mexico, Enjoy...!!!”
Thank You to @therealclayto from Holloway Contracting in New Jersey for letting us share this photo!
"Got a call the other day that a homeowner was having a squirrel problem and that they tried to fix it them selves but think that they should have a professional take a look at it and this is what I found”
This photo is screaming for a witty caption. Here’s mine: “Well, they really threw the book at that leak". What’s your caption?
Just another day delivering shakes.
(Hope it’s a small house) 'Delivering Western red cedar for roofing' photo from Rick Kappler via AskARoofer
Off Shore Shingle writes on Instagram,
"Bell curve situation. Good fun had by all.”
Surprise - I just turned my back for a minute!
Thanks @INKED_CUSTOM_ROOFING in Toronto for this photo!
Awesome shot! Our friend Bill Baley from CI Services in California writes, "Just wanted to share this photo of a large tile project we are doing for the city of Santa Ana Train Station! We asked our guys on the highest roof to wave hello to the drone. Hope you like the photos. Let’s keep this economy going!!!
Korellis Roofing from Indiana writes, "Yesterday was the 3rd Annual Construction & Skills Trades Day! This is an amazing event teaching the next generation of workers about all of the opportunities in union, building, and construction trades. Frankie Scardine, who's been roofing with Korellis for three years, was onsite representing one of our signatory unions - Roofers Local 26.” - Thanks for helping promote our industry!
Thanks to Tresa Pate at Interstate Roofing in Portland, Oregon, for sharing this photo with us!
Premier Roofing in the UK writes, “Here we go again”.
Love the Hip tiles!
Hey, Where Did Everybody Go?
Thanks @SansRoofing for sharing with us on Instagram.
Thanks to Kurtis at @KWHord on Instagram for inspiring us to think.
JR Johnssons in Sweden shared this shot on Instagram.
You really have to be a mountain climber sometimes!
There is an architect somewhere out there that should be slapped.
We applaud @Jarodbrown77 on Instagram for his bravery.
Has it really come to this?
Thanks to Drake at @DurangoRoofing for letting us post this shot of him in all his safety gear.
J.D. Miles & Sons in Virginia writes, "ProCertification hands on training. ProCertification prep test. Multigenerational. Several companies represented and working together to better our industry and the individuals who make roofing their careers.”
In honor of the last days of summer.
“Shoveling a lot of snow.”
Thanks to Joe at Eau Claire Roofing Co Inc. for this great shot!
Wagner Roofing in Maryland posted this on Instagram, “What’s your favorite season to work outside? It’s hard to beat a nice Fall day like today…”
Well this was unexpected!
"Lifted one length of ridge capping off this morning and this is what we discovered underneath.
Wrapped around the timber trusses was this healthy little beauty! Just an average day of a roofer!”
Thanks Master Roofing Australia for Scaring/Sharing with us!
Johns Manville writes, "We are so thankful for our awesome employees. Laurie in our Insulation Division out of Defiance, OH is making masks for firefighters and nursing home workers!” Laurie makes us proud.
It’s Summer - Stay Healthy!
Thanks to Branford Roofing Company for this important reminder!
"171 degrees at 10Am on the Epdm roof."
“This View Never Gets Old”
Thanks to Carpenters Roofing & Sheet Metal in West Palm Beach, Florida for sharing with us what we all feel.
Different roof, different products but same sentiment.
This Roofer casts a mighty tall shadow.
Thanks Jetts3175 for sharing this with us on Instagram.
“Training Day” Another important part of roofing life.
Thanks to Andy at Empire Contractors for sending us this photo.
Integrity Roofing from Ontario Canada writes, "There's no better feeling than using your own hands to fix and build things, it's even better when it is high on the roof.” A great shot and a beautiful sentiment!
Remember when you were unhappy working in the cold?
“This is a picture of Hugo steaming off ice dams in Steamboat Springs”
Thanks Luke Berlet for sending us this chilling reminder.
Wearing a Mask With a Message!
We now have to rely on our smiling eyes! Luckily we can see the smile on Joel S. from Geissler Roofing in Illinois. Thanks for the thumbs up!
And this is how the RoofersCoffeeShop.com got its name!
"Breakfast at the Gem Diner”
Many thanks to Milback Construction in Syracuse, New York for sharing.
We Love What You Are Doing!
We found this on Instagram posted by Iowa Skilled Trades @iowaskilledtrades,
"A great start to these hands on events across the state of Iowa! Great work by all involved!”
Oh Man! That is the gift that just keeps on giving.
"This was my present this morning when I took the felt off”
Thanks Brett Casey for reminding us that roofing is not for the weak.