Roofing as Art!
Merlins Roofing In Quebec writes, "Double lock standing seam. 24G Burgundy.
This is how we finish the bottom of our ribs.”
JP Hunter Co in New York writes,
"Beautiful custom project in Westhampton! Custom standing seam metal roof and custom milled cedar siding. Project manager: Brian Billingham Specialists: Balmore,Gilmer, Carlos Leon”
Terrific Looking Job. Great work all!
The Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America, Inc. shared the beautiful shot on Instagram.
Hardin Roofing and Exteriors from Maryland writes, "Old style standing seam roof installation with seamed hips, standing seam valleys & eave tails. These details really make the roof look old fashioned and authentic. Yes, this can be done with pre finished steel using the right tools. No, it’s not any slower than the modern method. It would be great to see more metal roof craftsman here in the eastern US using these old details especially on historic properties receiving new standing seam metal roofing . In my opinion the modern style installations rob historic homes of their soul. It would also be great to see an educational program here that would promote and teach old fashion trades that are often overlooked and forgotten for the sake of preserving historic properties and architecture alike. At the least bring shop class back to schools for god sakes!
Black Square Roofing and Exteriors in Illinois posted this shot on Instagram. It’s one thing to flash something correctly. It’s another to make it look so darn pretty doing it!
Chris from CJ Ackroyd’s Roofing & Building in the UK shared this shot with us. So many awesome details!
Merlin’s Roofing from Ottawa writes on Instagram,
"Conical double lock seam. It takes some time to build things that last a long time.
There is nothing like the feeling you get building something that will last 100 years or longer.
Thank you to @bitthebeard and @ottawavalleymetal for making the cone!”
Kind of cool when you realize that you can still get custom tile like this today.
"You name it and we can probably do it. Architectural terra cotta.”
Thanks Ludowici for sharing this with us!
"When The Details Matter!"
Thanks to @RefinedRoofing for sharing this with us,
@wilmer_roofing_and_framing we are sure enjoying your work!
We can almost smell that cedar. Thanks for sharing with us on Instagram.
Look at the unusal detail on the ends of the chimney cap and ridge cap.
Thanks @BlackSquareRoofing for sharing.
Tile roof built in 1700’s Germany - No felt No leaks.
Thank you to that wonderful contractor that sent me this photo!
What a pretty tile detail. We love seeing how other contractors do things.
Thanks @everhartpeter for sharing this photo with us.
"Art-loc shingles installed over 31 years ago by Sherriff-Goslin Co. -- Pontiac, MI. The owner of this home bought the house in 1984. It had this roof on it when they moved in. Other than some algae streaking it's still in service. Now that's quality.”
Thanks @SherriffGoslin Co. for sharing these great photos with us on Google+.
It had better not leak now! It looks so pretty it’s a shame it’s hidden.
Thanks @IronBrian for sharing his fine work with us!
We wanted to repost this by @DVCRoofing - he wrote
"#TBT to the coolest homeowners we've ever worked with. The O'Briens let me use my creative imagination and allowed me to put an awesome design on their Philadelphia home a few years back. This is definitely one of my favorite roofs I've ever installed.”
All we can say is "Wow" what talent!
What a beautiful way to finish a rake edge. Roofer or Sculptor?
Thanks to @KMLeadWork for sharing.
Wow, what a tight mitre! Bee-U-ti-ful!
Thanks @nspicey for sharing this great photo with us!
Using gutters as art. Beautiful work!
Thanks @pjmetalcraft for sharing.
This looks so cool and industrial. What great work. Have you ever seen anything like it?
Thanks to @bardblikkas from Oslo, Norway for sharing this photo with us!
Details, details, details. Don’t you love all these details?
Thanks to @gpowers0602 for letting us share your photo.
“Snuck over to Olde Town East Saturday to do a quick EPDM job. Stopped over today to term bar and terminate before the cold comes.”
Beautiful Job - way to clean up a mess!
“Before picture, customers set on hip ridge rebedded. Don’t always go for the cheap “re-point” quote. There just covering up sh*t"
“After!!! A new bed and a nice strike to the pointing, nothing less!”
Thank you to @m_and_w_roofing of England for sharing this great example of some great repair work!
There is a detail we have never seen before - Can you say HEAVY DUTY!
Thanks Wilmer Roofing & Framing for sharing your work.
This is so pretty it makes us giddy!
Thanks for sharing Wilmer Roofing & Framing
Slate and Copper Services in New England posted this on Instagram.
One of a kind!
Beautiful Desert scenery. Look at all those air conditioners! Thanks BRS Roofing for sharing this image of a job well done.
Look at this craftsmanship. Why do we never get tired of seeing the beauty in the details? “Alaskan Yellow Cedar swept valleys on Gunston Hall in Virginia – it's doesn't get anymore unique than this”. Many thanks to @Ryan-the-Roofer and Ruff Roofers for sharing this with us on Instagram.
Another pearl in the slop trough. 22oz annealed copper hand made chimney flashing. No solder, no sealants, all double folded. Respect to the man who showed me the way (@kwhord on Instagram).
Thanks to @RealRoofing for sharing his beautiful detail with us.
Kurtis Hord from Revival Roofing writes “Throwback! It’s been 12 years since I said yes to this commission, and my roofing and sheet metal journey began. Thanks to all the patrons, and students, who made the choice to do something bold and hire this solo, gypsy, punk rock roofer. Keep studying, never settle for 'good enough' and push the quality higher!”
Nice and Neat shot.
Thanks to Bill Chambers at BC Roofing for sharing this beautiful job with us!
Who else out there is a roofing geek? Admit it, you dream about great details like this at night.
Thanks to OffShore Shingle for continuing to delight us with your work.
All we can say is WOW!
Thanks Wilmer Roofing and Framing for sharing your job with us. It’s a postcard!
“Perkins Roofing in Florida writes "Custom Copper Chimney Flues!” - How fun!
Coil Management! Found this photo from Kurtis Hord, Revival “Trad” Roofing.
This guy knows how to improvise!
Chris Ackroyd writes, "I tried something different with this gable no real plan with the pattern. Can’t decide if I’m happy with it or not”.
Well, we like it!
Soooo Pretty. Another amazing detail from Slate & Copper Services, Newport Rhode Island.
Thanks for sharing.
We are sharing this image from UK based ZW Roofing and Leadwork Limited. "Pre made timber surround for a twin wall flue being installed in the new pannier weatherspoons barnstaple today. Front and back aprons welded strapped and piled on site, welted face panels dressed, strapped and oiled and fitted ready for cowling.” It’s like a different language. Roofing is the same internationally, but different!
"Ready for a long weekend” Very Pretty Whitney Roofing & Sheet Metal, Very Pretty! Thanks for sharing with us.
Geo Gargan from the UK kindly shared this with us on Instagram. Wow! "Ongoing..mix of MarleyEternit and Rosemary Tiles”
"Hand made copper panels on 200 yr old building By Steve Roberts Roofing in Ukiah, California” Great Work Steve! Thanks for sharing with us on Facebook!
Wow, They have some really cool accessory pieces in Norway! Thanks Bardbikkas for sharing this with us on Instagram
"Getting rolling on a truly enormous Western red cedar roof in Chester, Nova Scotia. Open copper valleys, proper air space and heavy duty material make for a roof that is both handsome and long lasting.” We can smell the cedar, thanks Tilia Builders for sharing.
"Pockets on swole! Clients with goals not budgets get planetary s**t. Copper crown 22oz annealed copper all hand made hand tools.” Thanks to Real Roofing for sharing.
When a roof tests ALL of your skills! "Kicking off TransformationTuesday with this showstopping barrel tile cone roof right on the waterfront!” Thanks Carpenters Roofing for sharing your work!
Roofer’s, sometimes don’t you look at somethings and find them beautiful? "Fantastic Valley work!” Thanks for Nathan Spicey for sharing.
We post so many ugly examples we though we would throw in a beautiful one! Thanks Wilmer Roofing and Framing for letting us share.
Our friend Shingleweaver shared this with us. It’s somewhere in Portland. First impression?
Another pearl in the slop trough. 22oz annealed copper hand made chimney flashing. No solder, no sealants, all double folded. Respect to the man who showed me the way (@kwhord on Instagram). Thanks to Real Roofing for sharing his beautiful detail with us.
"Pretty cool wood shake" — Dirk Blankenbeker in Edwardsville Illinois . Wow to have the time and money to get to show off your skills. Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful detail! "Every single one custom cut, custom copper interlocking drip edge with 'keystone' and custom copper ridge”. Thanks Real Roofing for sharing on Instagram.
Falzmeister from Saint Petersburg, Russia, posted this photo on Instagram. There are no words necessary.
We get giddy over photos like this! We have never seen these particular detail in the states, have you? Thanks to Lohas Australia for sharing this photo with us on Instagram. All we can say is How Cool!
Thanks Ellerslie Roofing 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".
All we can say is "Wow" what talent! DVC Roofing wrote: "#TBT to the coolest homeowners we've ever worked with. The O'Briens let me use my creative imagination and allowed me to put an awesome design on their Philadelphia home a few years back. This is definitely one of my favorite roofs I've ever installed.”
Wow, a wood shingle detail done with asphalt shingles. How come we never thought of that. Great job Patrick at Inked Custom Roofing! Thanks for sharing with us.
Thanks to Nathan Spice Roofing in the U.K. for sharing this with us on Instagram. Love this roof ornamentation. He actually removed the ridge and reinstalled them, which makes this even more impressive.
The homeowner’s might not appreciate this attention to detail but we certainly do. Nice work Erb Roofing! “… We used Certainteed presidential shake and did the custom flashing as well!”
Before and after picture of a cricket flashing submitted on the RoofersCoffeeShop forum by Dennis M Crookshanks.
Saw this photo on Instagram posted by C.O. Beck and Sons Roofing Waterville, Maine and wanted to share. "This specific detail is a C.O. Beck Trademark. When done correctly a rain diverter helps with the function of a home.” Thanks for sharing this ingenious detail with us C.O. Beck!
Very Pretty! Thank you to Peter Martin for sending us this photo of beautiful craftsmanship!
Please join us in a round of applause for the coolest copper gutter work we've ever seen! Thanks to David at DVC Roofing in Bucks County Pennsylvania for sharing his craftsmanship with us.
Thanks to Carpenters Roofing in West Palm Beach, Florida for sharing their craftsmanship with us. "Windsong Too, a truly one of a kind copper ellipse designed by Kirchhoff Architects, Fabricated and Installed by Carpenters Roofing & Sheet Metal"
Salt Lake City Copper Roofing - Gorgeous! #SaltLakeCityCopperRoofing
Details, details, details. Don’t you love all these details? Thanks to Greg Powers for sharing on Instagram. “Snuck over to Olde Town East Saturday to do a quick EPDM job. Stopped over today to term bar and terminate before the cold comes."
Wilmer Roofing and Framing shared this with us. Wow, look at that copper craftsmanship.
On Instagram Koen_Turk from Denmark writes, "Making a figure in the reeds is a whole art. Here we have made an anchor.”
No kidding! If installing a reed roof wasn’t enough talent!
This beautiful detail courtesy of Wilmer Roofing and Framing. Beautiful detail.Thanks for sharing!
It’s not a roof but it works with water. It’s not a roof flashing but it was certainly made by a tremendous fabricating talent.
Thanks to Wilmer Roofing and Framing for giving us images of your craftsmenship so we can share!
We don’t know about you, but isn’t this about the coolest thing you have ever seen?!?
What a way to finish off a ridge. Weather Tight RoofingServices in the UK posted this cool detail on Instagram, thanks for sharing.’'
Prentice Roofing in the UK writes, "Maybe you have to be a roofer to appreciate this one? Its the finer details that matter to get an all over beautiful finish on a building. We worked with our client here who had selected anthracite grey pvc facias, we found them an anthracite tile from one manufacturer and an anthracite verge unit from another to perfectly tie everything together.”
WOW, This looks so sharp! Takisawa Roof Works in Japan writes,
"Installation of gable sheet metal and gutter of tiled roof today Thank you very much (Translated).”
Such beautiful work!
Off Shore Shingle from Vineyard Haven, MA, writes on Instagram "Cap transition # 9 cutting tips for the drop, always something."
We just found this post on Instagram from Precision Construction and Roofing, (in Texas?). Of all of the valleys we’ve seen this may be the #1. We thought it was a trick shot mirror image. True artistry!
Leaving a little reminder that a craftsmen was there.
ZW Roofing and Leadwork Limited in the UK writes, "Valley bottom detail with sweeping curves and a cast detail.”
Details, details, details! This looks so awesome. We found this photo from takisawaroofworks2012 who writes, "NO ROOF NO LIFE I am japanese roofer!”
Thanks for sharing your project with us.