"If theres a law against working dogs in america, there shouldnt be. He gave up faster than a teenager!!!!!” Thanks to Brandon Wilkinson at Real Roofing in the Bahamas for sharing this photo!
“Boy, this guys good! A great way to make a cool roof… Snow!” Thanks to John at Christina Roofing, Long Island, NY for sharing this photo with us.
“Have you met the new inspector?” Thanks to Bone Dry Roofing of Quincey IL. for sending us this photo.
“Where are your shoes? You can’t roof without shoes!” Adam Smith sent us this photo 12 stories up.
"Coupla sheets of gingerbread, a little icing and she’s good as new.."
“What’s the stupidest thing I can do today?” #OldTimeHandstand
“We Laugh At Your Bird Abatement!” -signed the Pigeons Three different kinds of bird control - Outsmarted!
"See, that's your problem right there—the roof is mostly sugar."
Roofer, House Books of the Nuremberg Twelve Brothers Foundation, Nuremberg 1388. Occupation and dress.
"There IS a Pot of Gold in Roofing!” Roofing at the end of the rainbow! Priceless! Thanks Shane Dooley for sharing on Instagram.
Track home in the Enchanted Forrest.
Shared this from our Friends at Contractors Cloud and Jorve Roofing. We agree, “This is never good”
"A little ladder safety reminder never hurts!"
"If a boat is meant to keep water out right side up guess it will upside down also. Nice roof" .... Thank you AskARoofer for sharing these photo's with us.
Is it still a safety violation since he is tied in? Please don't try this at home - or ANYWHERE! Thanks InterWrap for this amazing photo!
Darwin's Other Theory of Evolution!
Surprise - I just turned my back for a minute! Thanks Patrick Cadieux in Toronto for this photo!
GP Roofing shared these great photos with us on Instagram- “Nice little house we recently re-roofed in Westminster, CA. This one was very cool because the last time the roof deck saw sunlight was in the 1940's. We were amazed to see the tin shingles used back then to cover holes in the wood. Oil and coffee cans. “
This roof ornament is of a sleep walker, What do you think we should caption this photo?
Our late friend Bobby on his first roof repair in London 1974. (Look at that Face!)
The Dilemma. Many thanks to my friends at GoRoofTuneUp for sharing this photo with us.
What is the first thing you notice about this roof?
Sometimes you just have to improvise! On a hot TPO job Ovidio thought he should prevent heat stroke. They say its cooler- 82% reflectivity! Thanks to Z Roofing and Ovidio from Hialeah Florida for sharing this photo with us.
"So, I am driving down the street and I see a bear on a roof... a giant black shiny bear." What are the manufacturers specifications for flashing around a fake bear?
"Who Moved My Ladder?" 6/25/70 Wilmington Delaware "At least once in every man's life when he is descending from the roof tops, he experiences a short leg and ladder."
Honey, the roof needs mowing...
"Moe, make sure you fill every crack you see!" Thanks to Ask a Roofer for sharing this great cartoon.
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How does this keep happening? This sheep in Whales had to be rescued from a roof.
New roof idea
"Strange thing I found on my roof the other day"
"Thanks to OSHA, I don't have to worry about falling...just getting hanged!" Cartoon Courtesy of SouthCoast Shingle Company, one of the premier roofing distributors in Southern California.
I told you this would be a piece of cake. Wait till you see the view!!!! It is worth the effort!
Deer climbs onto roof in Kenora
Horses on the roof. The most extreme trail ride I have ever seen. Crazy to think that this was the origin of cross country/eventing.
Tomb of the Unknown Roofer #funnyroof #roofmeme
Josie the roofer
"You know how sometimes people see the Virgin Mary in a wall stain, or Jesus's face in a piece of fruit, Well, what do you think this means?" For more Great Roofing News, Stories and Photos Follow us at the RoofersCoffeeShop. http://www.rooferscoffeeshop.com/ #rooferssigns #roofingapocalypse #shingleimprint #rooferscoffeeshop #roofersforum #roofingclassifieds #roofingcontractors
Thanks to ottawa_roofer for this "All Fenced In" photo back in March 2009 ottawa_roofer: Wouldn't you call this hard access?
Look close at the hole, its looking back at you!!.The photo of the month April 2009 comes from William Robinson in Austin Texas. .... Sometimes you never know what you are going to run into."
Two roofers take a break for lunch, balancing on a girder high above the streets, as relaxed as if they were in their own front room. The spire of All Souls Church, Langham Place is seen behind. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1940
pink and green pitched roof house. Is it real?
Found on a German Website – they have got some great ornaments. Now if we could figure out how to buy them!
"Taking Green Roofing to a whole new Level" Our friend on the RCS Forum, Old School, posted this in July 2009. Believe it or not, the tree is growing from the roof top and was not intentional.
Somebody is going to get a talking to... Aren't you glad you this wasn't a job you did!
Whatever it takes! Came across this photo today that was taken in Equipter's hometown.
1960's Dog on a roof.
"Dogs on a roof" Thank you to Omar Orellana and his roofing crew in Frisco, Texas for sending us this photo. Krooky the dog has been doing roofing with them since he was one year old. Every morning he is the first one inside the truck to go to work. Krooky is one loyal dog!"
"There was a foot of snow on the roof today..." courtesy of Varga Roofing Pittsburg PA.
Using gutter as art.. beautiful, but is it practical??
Bobs Roofing Photos From Ask A Roofer
roof gardens: New York´s 5th dimension
Giant QR Code on Roof of New Facebook Headquarters
Fans of the WHO Farm Project and other crazy green bus projects will enjoy Bus Roots, a green roof system designed for buses by Marco Castro Cosio. Ethereally speaking, it grounds the urban, metallic inflexible atmosphere of modern transport with the essence of nature. Logically speaking: it’s a green roof for a bus.
White Roof Project: Greenpeace's new ad campaign to promote painting roofs with reflective white paint to conserve energy and cool down local environments.
roofing a birdhouse into your tile roof.
I've worked with a few of these contractors in the past.
Went to a Roofing Show in Arizona. View from the Hotel Balcony. It’s a Roofing Life!
Zack Gemmer at Wildwood Construction and Roofing, St. Louis Missouri writes
“Someone was hungry” - Thanks for the share!
Message left to roofers from the great beyond. Thanks to Aaron Roethle for sharing this fine discovery.
Flat Roof Friday - RIPLeak from Instagram writes,
"Our new dedicated spotter, hahaha”
You can’t miss that! Anyway to stay safe.
John Brett Lilly shared this interesting “innovation” with us on Instagram.
"Ya, haven’t you seen these? It’s the new “cluster” style multiple pipe flashing!”
R.I.P. Leak writes, “Got Poop?”
Shane Miles Roofing from the UK writes, "Clogged guttering? We can help!”
Browns Roofing Inc in Indiana writes,"When your customer calls and tells you he bought a building and wants to bring old traditions back...well you run over there with a rope and pull a huge star and all the fixins to hang it. Happy to do something out of the norm today.”
What Roofers Do in the Snow.
It’s hard to roof when it’s snowing.
Ground Floor Roofing! The safe way to roof.
Thanks to Jetts3175 for sharing this with us on Instagram.
Got the Monday morning roofing blues?
Roofs are not meant to be driven on just because it has gravel on it.
Let alone a home for accident prone cars!
Respect the Roof!
Thank you to Jim Bennette for sharing this with us on Facebook.
WELL, HELLO THERE! What did you notice first?
The three different kinds of shingles or the the man’s head sticking out of the roof.
Thanks Reader Roofing Heating & Cooling for making us smile.
Even little roofs need love.
Thanks to @LondonRoofing for sharing this “Little Detail Today!”
Can you believe this is a doll house!?! Must have been a roofer that built it. Amazing!
"Our mascot Roofus stopped by to hang with the guys on this fine Friday afternoon” - @FischerCompany.
(You have a mascot - where are you going to get a hardhat to fit him?)
Thanks Jamie Robillard and Bucky Beaver of Facebook for sharing.
"The Nightmare before Christmas shingle”
(If you watch the movie you will get it).
Thanks to @Excel Building in Ottawa for sharing this mystery piece of something.
Is no place sacred?
Look who Codyridd found on a roof today! Happy Friday and Happy Hunting!” Thanks @RooflifeofOregon for finally showing us what the heck a Pokemon is!
Don’t you hate following these guys?
“Going over a bridge in New York, looks like 3” iso board"
Thanks to Jason Barber for sharing this with us on Facebook.
One way to heat up your frozen caulking on a cold day. Thanks to Mitch Hoover for the great photo.
"This roofin cat wants tile right meow!”
Thanks Copper Cricket for sharing this image of bring your cat to work day!
Now there is something you don’t roof everyday - A Potty Chair!
Thanks to Clyde Conley for sharing this image.
We need a caption for this!
Just when we thought we'd seen it all! We need to put this in some kind of museum.
"This is not the proper way to install a pipe FYI" A Million thanks to @jongraney for this classic photo.
Did you hear the one about the roofer with one step on the ladder and the other on a banana peel?
"Not gonna fall for the banana at the top a the ladder... LOL!"
Thanks to @AaronRoethle for sharing this with us
Thanks Dustin Leinen for sending us this one on FaceBook!
"This guy is #relentless…”
A roofers life! - Thanks again to @AaronRoethle who let’s us share the best pictures!
"Fearing insurance rate increases if he had another accident claim, Dave tries a new harness system.”
This can't be real. How much weight is that?
Thanks for @FlatCapChris for sharing.
"The roofer said he would repair it if my check for the new roof clears the bank.”
"Just when I thought I'd seen it all. I see that Rubbermaid has started making Power vents. Just another day at A+roofing.”
Thanks Charles Herald for sending us this photo.
“You’ve got the Shingles”
Either we have a burned out string of lights or our roof is in need of some serious repair.
“Claus & Bros. Roof Repair”
“Bloody Solar Panels!”
“Shingles Bar… No Tiles allowed”
“Now just lie there until I see what our insurance covers.”
Check out the RCS Classifieds for even more positions!
“Rodin’s Roofing Contractor”
Ah, The Olden Days. When we could put a lift-bed on anything.
Thanks Don Lewis for sharing.
This cracked me up!
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County "Roof Tile Early 1800’s”
Roofing in a Museum? Even on vacation you can’t get away from Roofing!
OK who is still measuring like this?
New form of roof reinforcement? fabric, fiberglass, mesh, paint brush?
"I think I found out what happened to the last roofer's paint brush”.
Thanks to @Jetts3175 for sharing this with us on Instagram.
"I Don't Think That Blob Was An Unusual Roof Design, But A Coffee Stain.”
Ah, a favorite type of innovation - pipe flashings!
"3ply pipe boot flashing?”
Thanks to @Blacksquareroofing for sharing this on Instagram.
Do you think it will come to this?
Look at the new jumbo size shingles. Only two pieces per square!
Thanks to Paul Meissner from Iowa for sharing this shot with us.
“Someone forgot to nail this properly” – No kidding Paul!
"Roof rider requesting a fly by... Affirmative Roofrider, the pattern is clear!” #TalkToMeGoose
Thanks to Integrity Roofing in Washington and Aaron Roethle for the visual.
What Is A Roofing Geek?
Roofing Geek [rrü-fiŋ ɡēk] noun: Someone that looks at every roof when driving down the street.
Someone that watches movies and points out the parts of the roof and notices if they mention roofing.
A serious roofing geek takes pictures of roofs instead of their family on vacation.
Making your tool one of a kind! Now don’t leave it anywhere.
Thanks to localbarrierooferaka Justin Wolfer-Legge for sharing this with us on Instagram.
Thanks to Jason Putt in East Sussex, UK for sharing this cool shot!
Everyone Loves a Good Roof(er)
See? Even Cary Grant wanted to be on a roof!
Thanks to Louie Aguilera for sharing with us on FaceBook!
Who else loaded roofs in their socks?
"December 1980 - Sunco Roofing's Billy McNeese and Chris Fletcher take advantage of a recent warm spell to catch the sun with working on a home in Metairie.”
Courtney Casey from Rubber Roofing Systems Inc. Des Moines aka @RubberRoofingPros on Instagram shared this message with us!
Precise Roofing writes, "Go away seagulls”.
Wow, no kidding!
This 1999 image shows a painting contractor in St. Petersburg Florida painting a tile roof.
Ever tried painting a roof?
How can you look at this picture and not want to wave back!?!
Eskola Roofing Crew on top of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN, installing FiberTite.
What a good-looking crew!
Many thanks to Ammey Frank from Seaman Corporation for sending this in.
Jim Shoe shared this image with us on Facebook for our Best Roofers Waving Contest.
This also combines my second love. Roofers Silhouettes! Thanks Jim!
Share your photo of roofers waving - but wave Safely!!!
Thanks to Pugliasfalti Impermeabilizzazione Sostenibile (Pugliasfalti Sustainable Waterproofing) for sending this in!
"In this May 1990 photo Mr. Von Kaufman, 81 years old, states his Lake Oswego home lasts longer because he sweeps the needles.”
Any truth to that?
"Always entering my home without knocking. Sorry buddy a roofer has to do their job”
Thanks to Perkins Roofing Corp for sharing (and not being afraid of reptiles)!
"Weapons of mass construction” Very clever Chris Ackroyd, very clever!
How cool is this. RCS has some Russian followers on Instagram and Savros.ru kindly allowed me to share. The caption in Russian was loosely translated: “Savros House, the roof on which is made by the students of the children’s school Savros. The work was done by children aged 10 -15 years. installation was carried out by the older students. The whole workpiece was made on the Edelweiss mini machine.”
This important message borrowed from our friends at South Coast Shingle, Long Beach and Laguna Niguel, California.
The invisible roofer! SoCalRoofer writes, "When I’m not single plying, I’m hot mopping.”
Thanks for sharing.
Excel Building from Ontario writes “Our newest employee”
Funny place to get your picture taken!
Don’t you hate when the entire family has to inspect your work?
In honor of the Royal Wedding?
Thanks to Refined Roofing in Nova Scotia for sharing, “Silly Hat Day! Happy Friday Everyone!”
Flat Roof Friday -
Must be "Work Like A Pirate" day!
Thanks to R.I.P. Leaks for sharing.
Erik Boffin from Spokane, Washington writes
"I don’t condone drinking on the job. But a neighbor last Friday sent me a cold Coors Light by drone. I took that as a signal to pack it up and have a cold one!”
Don’t roofers tackle enough challenges? Now they need to be snake wranglers!
Jim Shoe from Hamilton, Ohio writes
"This was half in the Attic half out when I stomped my foot it sucked itself back into the Attic!”
Meet the Inspector, Jonathan Livingston Seagull!
Thanks to Web Roofing Solutions in the UK for sharing this shot with us.
Aaron Roethle from Washington writes, "Believe it or not these are the same shoes! This is what putting your feet through 10,000 rounds in the octagon looks like... roofing’s tough on everything lol!”
What a cool thing to do! Very Nice Langlois Roofing! (Kankakee, Illinois)
"One of our new digital billboard designs. Catch it on either Route 50 or Route 45/52 billboards!”
Best Roofing in Florida writes, “#waybackwednesday Showing these hard-workers the appreciation we have for them, makes a big difference!! Roofing is our superpower, what’s yours?” Great looking crew! #roofingrespect
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!”
Really cool shot we found on Nearmap’s website.
Hint: Most of the world is waiting for it to be built!
A fun photo for Flat Roof Friday.
Total Roofing and Construction in Illinois got a new toy!
"Hoping to intertwine #360 cameras abilities within our process and more! Stay tuned.”
Thanks for sharing.
Where Are We Wednesday!
Courtesy of Nearmap. Yes it is a real building! Can you guess where it is?
RIPleak writes, "There’s always something wacky, new, or unbelievable in roofing. Check out this convertible roof for RV parking clearance!”
Thanks RIPLeak for showing us this unique invention!
Here’s a funny story. We didn’t want to run this shot because the guy wasn’t wearing a harness. Just realized now that this is a really great model! Happy Independence Day in October!
Premier Roofing in Alaska writes, "Happy Independence Day! What better pic to post than an old school roofer installing wood shingles on Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia; it was the site of the First Constitutional Congress in 1774. Yes, even when we visit historical sites we snap pics related to roofing.”
Thanks Premier and sorry it’s late!
Mackie One Roofing and Construction writes, "Not a recommended way to extend a ladder.” Thanks for the Reminder Mackie One!
A Singing Roofer “When the neighbor stops by with a present ‘for the man that sings on the roof.’” Thanks Excel Building for showing us a good days work is something to sing about!
Chris Ackroyd writes "On every building site you have the odd animal.” Got any critter photos to share?
Shout out to Best Roofing in Florida and their new Instagram page! @bestroofingcomunidadlatina
Wilmer Roofing and Framing writes "big work”. Doesn’t matter the size those guys are talented! Thanks for sharing with us.
Very funny! Jetts3175 aka Jimmy from Instagram writes "So the homeowner knows which house is his, I drew his picture on the roof.” Thanks for letting us share!
Hey, where did everybody go? Thanks to All Pro Roofing Inc for sharing this with us on Instagram! “Installing some BP Canada Mystique Taupe shingles to finish off the shingle/flat project”
OSHA would have a field day with this!
Savant Building Solutions in Ohio writes, "Slow down! 25 mph zone!” Apparently there are speed limits on a roof!
"Just picked up this infrared thermometer and was shocked at how hot the shingles got!" Thanks to Christopher Cody for shocking us too!
"These are some old school 3-tabs I come across from the cabin in north Joshua Tree CA. This is the brand. There super thick. Thought it was super cool that they were still in the package” They look suprisingly good, especially because Joshua Tree is in the Desert! How old are they? Thanks @EWinter of Instagram for letting us share.
Roofing Humor graciously provided by our friends at South Coast Shingle, Long Beach, California.
The best thing about visiting a foreign land? Seeing the different roofs! Forget the masterpieces. In Germany, if it’s asphalt shingles on the roof it’s this scallop design with metal edging - How interesting!
Found this little gem in Sisters, Oregon. Seems a group of quilters fixed up an abandoned building the only way they new how. Don’t throw those old jeans away. They could be the siding (and roof stitching) of the future.
Roofing is not just for Roofs anymore! What are some creative uses that you have seen?
“Bring on the storm!” Determination and daring! That’s our message from Excel Building in Barrhaven, Ontario.
We knew those roof Gargoyle’s were sneaking out at night. Thanks, JRHimself for capturing this shot of hiding!
Focus, Integrity, Ambition (and a deep love for Cheeto’s), these are qualities we look for in employees. Thanks to East River Homes for giving a look into how to retain the best employees - it’s all about the snack treats!
Where roofers go on date night!
Roofing Art Contest Winners! A really fun contest from the NRCA – keeping roofing in the family!
"Getting Him Started Early” To all the great guys out there that guided, supported and taught us, Happy Father’s Day! Thank you to Ryon Byrd for sharing this image with us.
Isn’t this a Great Shot? "Another Historic house on Baynard Blvd gets a roof renovation!” Thanks to Jesse Walker for sharing this with us on Instagram.
Thank you to Nurnberg Roofing for sending this photo to us. Very funny, (and thoughtful)!
What do you see first? Rocks on roof or Castle? We were taking pictures of the rocks on the roof, and noticed the castle when we got home. Roofing Nerd!
Love, Laugh, Roof! Many thanks to Lori Swanson for reminding us that deep down we really do love our work!
"This is how we tar every shingle”. That's one way to brand your company! Thanks to Refined Roofing for sharing.
“You think when these new homeowners open their window for fresh air will get a surprise?” Thanks Travis Gilstrap for sharing. Pee-Whew!
Funny Story… A long time ago we were the Roofers Exchange but that wasn’t working out so we became RoofersCoffeeShop.com The reason is immortalized in the 1997 cartoon drawn by our friends at South Coast Shingle in Long Beach.
November 1992 - “Long Reach. Lloyd Free stretches from a cherry picker to work on the roof of an apartment in Coeur d’Alene. When asked if he had prior experience, he said ”Well, I've finished the other side”.
Revolutionary new anti-vibrating pads! How resourceful. Thanks to Zatarain Roofing for sharing.
Wishful thinking from @SteveJenks14 on Instagram #workinginthesnow #bloodycold #shortsinjanuary
Roof doodles. Thanks Jimmy aka jetts3175 on Instagram.
We Love Roofs & Roofers Happy Valentine’s Day from RoofersCoffeeShop.Com
This old buildings shake roof seems to be coating with some really thick gray coating. Almost looks like a simulated roof but for the randomness of the shakes. Wild!
Record breaking Icicle! Got one to share?
Victor Rubio shared this Summer message with us on Facebook. “I love roofing”. We thought we would post it now so you remember what it was like to be warm - really warm!
What interesting thing did you roof today? I would bet you didn’t install a snake roof.
Is it just us or is this roof…tilted?
At this time of year we would like to give thanks for all of the supporters of RoofersCoffeeShop Our readers, contributors, partners and all the hard working roofers out there. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. (Hey it’s got a roof and a turkey!)
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!
Have you ever noticed that besides the scenery this is the view you see the most?
It's rough out here.. Even my hammer's angry! (Thanks again Aaron Roethle for pointing this out).
Have you ever been on a roof that made you want to cry?
BE THE CATERPILLAR! "Like This Caterpillar, This Roof Will Soon Transform Into Something Beautiful!” Nice thought’s from Refined Roofing shared on Instagram
45' from the ground this morning we noticed our newest apprentice, Kermit the Roofer! I'm not inviting him back though...after he peed in my hand and my hat. Thanks Slator LLC for letting us share.
A New Eave Detail? Well that’s one way to do it!
OK who is still measuring like this?
"Adapt and overcome was something instilled in me as an apprentice!” Don’t worry OSHA, This is in England! Thanks to the Copper and Zinc Bar Company for scaring, we mean sharing, with us on Instagram!
"Just wanted to pass along a commercial I saw. My wife informed me that I am the only person that would ever notice the repaired valley on this home. I disagreed. Why would a commercial not find a miniature house with a uniform roof?” -Chase Kirby. Dear Chase: Not to start a family feud but pretty much everyone that reads anything from the RCS would notice that first.
"Organic - it isn’t black or white!” Thanks Joel Kelly for sharing this Algae example with us. Wow!
Every once in while someone notices - Congratulations Estes Roofing for having such a special admirer! "Awesome note from Home Owners little girl !”
Roofer finds inspirational message in his work - See if you can see it too! "Earlier today with the blowtorch" Thanks Arron Roethle for sharing this important message
The innovators over at S &K are genius, how has the roofing industry missed this opportunity!
Pretty funny! Thanks Western Colloid for Sharing.
Real Cool Shot! Thanks Jimmy Ettele for sharing this with us on Instagram.
"How would you like to be flying over this roof”
Thanks to A. Shaw Roofing @ashawroofing1 for sharing this “Funny” on Twitter!
We wonder if this is going to void the warranty?
From Don Lewis: "Grace, it's not just for roofing anymore.”
“Scupper-cicle” Scared to think of the ice rink they had up on the roof! Thanks to Jason Barbs for sharing.
This is legal, right? Thanks for sharing Ed Lebbon