Thanks for sharing DurangoDrake. “I do it all for my people”! What other trades have to do quality installations in such precarious positions? Be careful out there!
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”
On the job training - Nothing like it. (Second best thing, our new Learning Hub™) Thanks to ZRW Roofing for sharing this post with us.
RoofDude on the RCS Forum found this video. Could be the coolest video we ever saw. Just wait, it’s starts out slow, he makes his own clay roof tile with his own two hands and a rock!
“How do you work around that?” Last Winter Peter Cabonana in New York sent us this photo "FROZEN Drain Lines”
Ah, The Olden Days. When we could put a lift-bed on anything. Thanks Don Lewis for sharing.
"This mess - somebody help these roofers”. Thanks Jorge Cruz for sharing this with us on Facebook.
Fastest Roofing Install Ever. 30 Square in 2 minutes - please watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIIyqlOIrA4
How ironic that RCS attended the MRCA Convention and Trade show and work was getting done on the roof! We can spot a roofing project anywhere. We loved being with the MRCA’ers. Great organization.
Ever done this at night? Working by flood lights? Thanks @RuffRoofers of Instagram for sharing.
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!
To All The Great Moms That Made Us What We are Today!
Looks like Joe Ward Roofing is on the job! Thanks Joe Ward…
Is is a prerequisite that church roofs are dangerous! Is it to entice roofers to pray? Grace Lutheran Church, May 1971, don't know where.
So glad its Spring! "Winter roofing in Holland Michigan” Thanks Kevin Turner, we feel your pain!
"Holy Cow, I count 10 guys!” Thanks to Charles Herald for sending this Photo of roofing in Ohio.
Maryland’s RUFF Roofers posted this photo of their work on the Walters Art Museum. More photos of this project on Instagram.
"Beautiful work by our craftsmen on this copper dome restoration in historic Mt Vernon.”
“How can you work like that?” Thanks Richard Hooper for the great photo.
Another skilled craftsman making us proud! Thanks J Bennette Roofing Co. for sending us this photo!
Trad Roofing posted on Instagram “We are at HKC Roofing in Ohio. Today I taught them fillet eves, standing pinch seam, and gang scribed a whole stack of pans for the ridge fold! Great Org and great crew.” Metal Roofing Craftsmen!
Since it was a church I would have prayed I DIDN’Tget this job. “avelcocompany" on Instagram writes - “Finishing up the Bell Tower on Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.”“My crew didn’t even complain once. Some people truly love the thrill and adrenaline of the challenge.”
“Roofing In Winnipegs Winter Months” Thanks to Michael Samms for sending us this one.
Roofing and Mountain Climbing skills needed. Makes me weak in the knees!
Amazing! Wins the prize for worst access ever. Talk about having to load the roof by hand. It’s loading the roof by sea! Thanks to Peter Martin for this Amazing photo .. "Roofing by boat. removal and install. Execution Rocks Light House. In the north shore waters of long island.”
Nice Job! Thanks to Dan Sanders for sending this one to us. "168 squares in 2 days ... New construction, 22 guage B decking, 2 layers of 2.5" iso with 1/2" dens deck, rhino bond."
Thanks for sharing AskARoofer! - He wrote... "I like it. I have never owned a pair of roofing brackets like this, suspended from a rope and hook. Anyone seen anything like this in the States?"... We wondered the same thing.
Roofing Around the World - Hey Japan, Nice Work!
Vickie.Roofer from Coral Gables Florida writes,
"El inspector dise primer mujer que be trabajando en los techos en 36 años de inspector” translated,
"The inspector has seen the first woman to be working on the roofs in 36 years of inspector”.
The RCS is so proud of you guys! Real Roofers Wear Pink! Thanks K & D Roofing Jacksonville, Florida. #K&DRoofing #RoofersCoffeeShop #RoofersForum #RoofingContractors Please ShareThe RCS is so proud of you guys! Real Roofers Wear Pink! Thanks K & D Roofing Jacksonville, Florida.
The most daring roofing photo ever! I am afraid to ask what is the worst thing you've ever done in case OSHA or your local licensing bureau is reading this.
Thanks to AskARoofer.com for this great photo "Interesting slate roof application."
Kinda makes you weak in the knees doesn't it? Many thanks to Dick Raboin from Somerville, MA for providing us this photo. "This was taken in the 1980's on the Boston Armory. For years Old Timers Slate Rfg. featured this in their booth at the Boston Home Show. 7 of the Raboin brothers worked on this job. Thought you might like it...."
Amazing Before and After posted on Instagram
Aaron Roethle writes,
"Been laying mad cuts for the last two weeks out here, deep in the valleys and all over them hips! More zippers than Michael Jackson’s wardrobe! Can’t even take it anymore lol”
Starting Those Roofers Young!
"...The client had told me a sad story about an old painting of her river house that had been stole from the home while they were away. She was very sad. So, I carved/scraped a quick drawing of her home on a piece of reclaimed slate that i was reinstalling back on her home. This piece of art will never be stolen and will remain with the house till the roof has to go." Many thanks to Dave at DVC Roofing of Kintnersville, PA for Sharing his story on RCS
I don't think I will be complaining today about how hard my job is.
1 Righty and 2 Lefty's.
We had to Share this- Albert's Specialty Roofing in Richmond Virginia Posted this on Facebook- "...These gals cut slate, popped necessary holes in them, carried them and shingles onto the roof and cleaned up after me. I normally charge huge fees for the schooling, but these students were avid learners, so I didn't even charge for the classes, and even gave a break in price."
I stole this great photo from somewhere. I can't remember who to give credit too. It was too good not to post. Please forgive me you brave man!
by Ingwald Johnson, Plymouth, Indiana. "A few Years ago I took a hiatus and went to North Cyprus, an island about 40 miles off the coast of Turkey. A very interesting place and also an unrecognized country. I had a roofing business there for 4 years. Most of the work is done by the Kurds or Eastern Turks. As you can see from the photo they don't like to wear shoes! All roofs are concrete deck with torch down modified. It was booth a unique experience and an incredible adventure."
What a way to tear-off! Thanks to MrMojo's Roofing of Long Island, NY for sharing this with us.
This is Waldo Beck in Phillips Maine 1938 – He’s clearly on top of the world! Waldo was the founder of C.O. Beck Roofing. Since 1920 this 4th generation family owned and operated business has been based out of Waterville, Maine. Had he lived he would have been 100 this year. May we all experience a few of these moments on a roof. Thanks to Mitch Beck for sharing this special photo.
Phoenix roofing contractors specializing in tile, foam, and shingle roofing repair /installation services.
Roofing Contractors In Dove Creek, CO
For all you TarBoots out there. Thanks to Dan N Monica for sharing!
Such hard work! Good day to sling some gravel!
"Roofis" - the World's Greatest Roofing Dog, and His Son "Bullet". Thank you Jim Guindon from Roof It Right, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nev.
1980 - Caption:
“Continuing Education: Permanent employees of Joe the Roofer Company. Carl Nelson (left) and Randy Bickle are still learning the trade”.
Anyone know if they are still around?
Flat tar roofing by commercial roofing contractor, H. Klein Sons in Long Island.
Really cool shot of re-roofing the Portland Union Station in 1998.
The caption is "CL Roofing”.
Anyone know them?
commercial roofing contractors + melbourne
Back in the Hot OLD Days.
Varga Roofing “Swinging a hot mop” October 1971
Horizon Rubber Roofing | Baltimore Maryland Roofing Contractor
Women in Roofing is Nothing New
August 3, 1982 – Sherrina Williams, 25, an apprentice training in roofing,
works for the W.J. Butzen Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Franklin, WI.
She got the job through CETA a year ago and as been working ever since.
"The hardest part is cleaning up, afterwards," she said.
Tortoise Roofing Roofers
Thanks to Tresa Pate from Interstate Roofing in Portland, Oregon for sending us this example of roof climbing… we mean roofing!
Pier Luigi Nervi, Palazzetto dello Sport under construction, Rome, Italy.
How Roofers Work At Night!
Many thanks for Rob @N8verRoofer sharing this photo with us on Instagram.
Vintage Antique Roofers Forged Iron Pulley by tessiesdelight, $55.00
Thanks Gasper Pumila for sending us this great shot of roofing a Victorian in New Orleans.
What is the second thing you notice about this shot?
Thanks to Lifetime Roofing for showing us the similarities of mountain climbing and tearing off a roof!
The brotherhood of roofers has another sister, (and she mean’s business!)
Thank you @brydiewines for letting us share this great photo!
The greatest place on earth to catch a sunset. Thanks to C.O. Beck and Sons Roofing in Waterville, Maine for sharing this Instagram photo with us.
The best kind of ridge ornaments!
Thanks to @SafeguardRoofing, Long Island, NY for sharing this photo with us.
Jan-2013 My sis-in-law (3rd from left front row) helped form this group of North Carolina women who volunteer their weekends to roof houses for those who can't afford to pay someone. She is truly one of a kind! They were featured in People. See article here https://people.com/human-interest/north-carolina-women-roofers-repair-homes-for-free/
Fearless and Friendly! "Church steeple, 80 ft up, not for newbees”
Thanks to @roof_god in Port Townsend, Washington for sharing this photo with us.
I’d like to give a shout out to a great boss taking care of his guys!
"Taking a Gatoraid Break! It was hot today!" Thanks to @ZRWRoofing in Miami for sharing this photo.
The Good 'Ol Days. 100 degree days in the Summer of 1986. The way it used to be before we started caring about our health and safety.
Thanks to Jared Estes at Starkville Roofing for sending us this cool shot.
It combines many things we love, metal roofing, the sky and a roofer!
Sometimes Snow Day is Every Day!
Local Barrier Roofer aka Justin Wolfer-Legge writes, "A nice lakeside custom to start the new year off! I'll never get tired of these views.”
All in a days work!
Thanks @DurangoDrake416 for sharing.
OBTW Stay safe will ya!
Finished before the snow hit!
Ahh, to be young again. Remember when you could stand up straight?
Thanks for the share @RefinedRoofing!
"Roofing Supplier in the Olden Days"
Here Is To The Women That “Carried" Us!
"Four roofers for a one square job, 9 foot off the ground. You should have seen their safety gear".
Team member Kurt surveying the roof before a repair job!
Thank’s @IbexRoof - Stand Proud!
Patriotic Roof starring Interstate Roofing.
Thanks for sharing @DurangoDrake “I do it all for my people”!
What other trades have to do quality installations in such percarious positions?
Be careful out there!
What a massive project.
St. Mary’s Cathedral Nebraska. This reinforces my theory that all church roofs are steep!
"At least we got some done before this Nebraska blizzard hit.”
Thanks a million for @coppercricket for sharing this with us on Instagram.
From AskARoofer - Today I was asked by another roofer contractor how to frame a Canoe Valley and roof it with Cedar Shingles. In my attempt to answer his question, he became very confused so I googled it and stumbled across this video from Dovetail Roofing.
“Freshy696” on Instagram graciously let us share this picture of her.
We don’t think this needs a caption except.
Our roofers in action!
"Uniformed, harnessed, and professional.
Seen here is Vicky’s crew drying in a residential roof.”
Thanks to ZRoofing for representing!
Refined Roofing from Halifax, Nova Scotia writes, “That Friday Feeling!”
Jesus Alvarado shared this picture with us on Facebook.
“Super Roofer of Oklahoma”.
Caught saving the day as only a roofer superhero can!
Hey, my first entry in my Best Roofer’s Waving contest!
Meet Trey Norris, New South Roofing Inc., Tallahassee Florida - Hi Trey, Have a great day!
Food for Thought from our good friend Aaron in Washington,
"One good reason to use a push broom instead of a blower to sweep the roof deck after a tear off, this nail is 30+ ft from the house and not alone”.
Wave To Us!
Schenectady City Hall, December 1982: We love to see roofers waving.
This is Josh from Brockman Home Solutions.
See his great smile. Roofing must be a pretty good job.
Thanks Josh for sharing.
Off Shore Shingle writes “#secretstuff #dialingthemothership”. Another hat a roofer wears - mathematician!
You should check out Off Shore Shingles work on Instagram. He sure has a way with wood!
September 1991 - “Volunteers Lloyd Bertschy, Stu Neal, Pam Panchalk and others volunteer for a Habiat for Humanity roof in Medina City”.
Isn’t this a cool shot?
Roofers, or honorary roofers, using their skills just for the ‘good’ of it!
"Gotta hand plane every shake!! 1” thick” Thank you Real Roofing 242, Lyford Cay for sharing your amazing work!
Shadowman strikes again!
Andy Jennings in Folsom California sent in this great shot for our last photo contest.
"Thanks for what you do… My wife and I own Galaxy Roofing. I had been roofing for ten years before we started our roofing biz in 1994 I love to take photos and help my clients see where there roof is leaking and why. Here is a photo I took of myself yesterday morning before I started some dry rot repairs on the backside of a garage roof.”
“One Big Roof” Thank you to Robert Lennox for submitting this fine photo for our last contest. Taken in Taunton, MA
Tyler Cooper from Alberta writes, "Last weekend, first reroof of 2018”.
Thanks for the wave Tyler!
Major League Roofing of Texas writes, “Let’s do this!"
Great Lakes Roofing writes,
"All roads that lead to SUCCESS have to pass through HARD WORK BLVD at some point.”
Ibex Roof writes, “Safety first, tied off even on the flat roof!” Look at those happy guys, maybe tearing off roofs is not that bad… Nah it’s hard!
Thanks Ibex team for having such a great attitude.
The Roofer as a Mathematician.
Thanks to Kurtis @KWHord on Instagram for inspiring us to think.
Jesse Walker with J.R. Walker in Delaware writes,
"Brand new EPDM rubber roof is DONE!!!! #work #sun #spring #roofing
OH, Come On! This is so steep it should be a wall! What brave men!
On Top Roofing in Massachusetts writes “The steeple is getting shingled”.
Thank you for sharing this with us on Instagram.
Great Lakes Roofing in Calumet City writes, “FLAT ROOF FRIDAY”.
Thanks for the share. Now you have inspired us to institute our own Flat Roof Friday!
Mac Roofing in San Diego writes “Today's crazy tear off. After we get the old roof off this GeoDome we will be installing GAF StormGuard with a Reflector Series.” Wow, wonder if was as hard to tear off as it will be to install?
Another skill a roofer must have, roofing in awkward areas! Precise Roofing writes,
“roofing 40 more of these roof pieces. SURPRISE, 2-layer tear on all of them. Not so easy now ?.. never was easy anyway.”
Don’t you just love a roof so you can roof?
Nathan Spice Roofing from the UK writes,
"Couple little lead trays ready for the brickie. Shouldn't be long till we can lose the tin lid and let that sun in”.
Flat Roof Friday with a Mona Lisa smile
Thanks to Shane Dooley, aka shameless_dooley on Instagram, for sharing his view with us.
"NFLD and all its glory #Newfoundland #RRR #canada”
PNW Roofers writes, "It’s all about the end cap game!” Thanks for sharing.
Flat Roof Friday - here is our romantic shot of the month!
Thanks to Cobeck Roofing in Maine for sharing this shot on Instagram.
They titled this piece “EPDM Install.” Reminds us of all those late days.
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.
"My Saturday 70 square tear off. 1/2 dendsdeck, 4” iso, tpo mechanically attached & pvc that was layed over to cover damage caused by hail. Replaced with new 4”iso, 1/2” HD board, mechanically attached rhinobond system. Covered with Sarnafil s327 light grey.” Post courtesy of SoCalRoofer on Instagram.
Roofing School - thanks to IBEX Roof from the Pacific NorthWest for the lesson! "#wordoftheweek is #FLASHING".
Jose and Jaime from Zatarain Roofing posted "Nice little pitch roof, to start of the week!”
Steve aka stevejenks14on Instagram writes "When driving to work looks like the North Pole” It’s all part of a Roofers life, Steve!
Thanks to Aaron Pearse “TheRoofingLife” on Instagram for the sentiment. "The job is dirty but you can't beat the views."
And so it begins. Thanks to Ari “Jeanking94” for sharing “Ice Roofah” on Instagram
Thanks to Adan Lozono for sharing this Odessa Texas project with us on Facebook. Write your own caption. This shot will mean something different to everyone.
And so it begins. Thanks to Ari “Jeanking94” for sharing “Ice Roofah” on Instagram
Happy Monday from the team! Writes JL Roofing, Chino, California.
Hilary Ann Clark from Clark’s Quality Roofing writes "Me learning how to crimp metal, and why! Everybody has to start somewhere!” Keep up the learning Hilary, you are making us proud!
Very Clever Aaron aka TheRoofingLife! "Almost time for some new pad pockets. I love roofing but can't stand the strap on the knee pads so I just make pad pockets and slip pads inside works great” Thanks for sharing this ingenious idea with us on Instagram. If you didn’t love roofing so much you could start a new business?
So this is what a Roofers desk looks like! "I must remember to tidy my desk at the end of the day.” Thanks to Chris Ackroyd for sharing.
"We aspire to inspire the future of tomorrow. Thank you Samueli Academy for the opportunity to engage with sophomores about career opportunities, business etiquette and allowing them to exercise their interviewing skills.” Thank you for all you do Antis Team. We love your hashtag #LiveToGive #AntisRoofing!
"Congratulations to Linda & Rob Barlow on winning your new GAF Timberline roof!! Looking forward to getting this project started! Rob was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and has been unable to work so this will be one less thing they have to worry about.” J.R. Walker Roofing you make us proud. Thank you for letting us share.
Looks like a romantic sunset… To a Roofer! "930 sq’s down and only 70 sq’s to go” A great day of hard work. RIPLeak, thanks for sharing with us in Instagram.
See Roofing Warriors It takes a special breed to work in any weather. Our salute to Canadian roofers. Thanks to Durango Roofing for sharing.
Hi, Major League Roofing, (Imagine us waving to them), Have a great day on the roof. "Let’s do this!” writes Major League - thanks for sharing
"Buenos días con alegría y la bendición de NUESTRO DIOS” Translated “Good morning with joy and the blessing of OUR GOD.” Amen, Vicky from Z Roofing, a great reminder to start all our days of hard work with joy and blessings!
Love to see technical details in other countries with products we don’t see much of! Thanks Sam Machon for sharing with us. "I thought the lead was supposed to be under the thatch, but the thatcher told me otherwise!”
"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 sharing with us.
"To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.” – Great Lakes Roofing, Indiana
Here is what roofing in 1992 looked like with Brian and Frank.
Let’s give a shout our to other members of our roofing teams! The people that point us in the right direction and keep us going. "Almost 5pm on Friday and our team is still working hard!” Thanks Stone Brook Roofing for the reminder!
Love me a roofing silhouette! "Really cool pic a friend took the other day”. Thanks to TheRoofingLife for sharing this with us on Instagram.
"Slate patterns- Looking forward to getting my hands on the next slate roof” Cool looking roof, thanks to Chris Ackroyd for sharing!
Just like us! A world away from us in Japan a fellow roofer get’s just as excited about his tools as we do! “New Nail Bag” Thanks to Takisawa Roof Works for sharing. It’s a small roofing world.
Courtney Casey at Rubber Roofing Pros writes "What's the deepest built-up roofing you have tore off?”
"This home was struck by lightning during the thunder storm yesterday in Palm Desert. SHOCKING!!! Luckily the guys weren't working on this roof at the time.” Thanks Collin Pascale at BRS Roofing for sharing - Wow!
"Tarps Won't Always Get It All. That's Why We Double And Triple Check!” Those sneaky nails! Thanks Refined Roofing for the reminder.
"With a big mess and a lot of effort the crew jumped in and managed to eventually haul him out. He was on the verge of total exhaustion and had used up all its strength. After laying stunned on the shore he got himself back up and bounded off into the woods with a quick glance back at us over his shoulder.” thanks Tillia Builders
"Where my time has been spent the past few weeks. Finally getting the product installed and nearing completion soon.” Thank you Ryan Borkowski for sharing this project with us on Instagram.
John Hamilton writes on Instagram "22 footer out the back of the Ford. I didn't wanna cut it in half!”
"Here is a project we started last Monday. The tear off was an absolute nightmare as the upper roof had six layers of hot mop, and the mansard was made out of 1/8" steel held up by 1/4" angle iron. Pretty rewarding to see the finished product. We did a 24 gauge standing seam, with 24 gauge white fascia and an aluminum seamless straight faced gutter. On to the next one” Nice job D & J Roofing. Thanks for sharing with us!
"Being in the roofing trade my whole life, it is a constant chase of trying to beat the rain”. Thanks for to Jessie Walker for sharing. It’s how Roofers’ Gamble!
David Leclere writes "6 of shingles and a layer of cedar shake, have a nice day!” That do you think, 2500 pounds per square? Thanks David for sharing this with us on FaceBook, Good Luck!
Reaching Towards the Top! "My salute to Mt Shasta… Making some repairs on a hospital in Northern Cali just below Shasta” We Salute You Gregory Martin!
100 Years of Experience on One Roof! "TBT, MK1 flat roofing crew. Just completed Rosenwald Middle School in Algiers, Louisana. Over 100 years of experience on the roof.” Thanks to Mackie One Roofing & Construction for sharing.
Premier Roofing in Alaska writes,
“ #ThrowbackThursday Roofing in beautiful Sitka, Alaska (circa 1991)”
Great shot shared with us from Jessie at Great Lakes Roofing "These men 'get it'. Do it with passion, or don't do it at all!”
Excel Building from Ottawa Canada writes "Our man Lee on his last day. Back to school he goes!”
Girl Roofers Rock! Thanks to Freshy from Instagram for sharing with us!
Ryan Siebert aka Identity Crisis on Instagram writes, "Got this in my bin today said sprawling ranch and wasn’t a lie.” Ugh, what a take-off!
Thank you to David at Clover Roofing that posted this image in our RCS Forum. Another example of a roofing dilemma.
Your Industry Needs You! “Here's a photo from our company Lolo Deals LLC, scrambling at dusk for the finish!” Thanks to Lorrain Piccirilli for sharing this inevitable part of a roofer’s life.
In this 1986 photo Bill McFadden prepared to climb down for a break, “The crew from Community Roofing began the work on this 1867 structure several weeks ago and hopes to finish it early next week. The wood and cement shingles are being pulled off and replaced with asphalt ones”. Doesn’t this make your knees week?
1987 Debbie Godsy is notching a roof support in Portland Oregon. Another example of the support women give to the roofing industry.
1991 photo of Freeman’s Roofing putting a new roof on the Milwaukee Education Center. Makes you appreciate warning lines!
1989 - "Bobby Lowe, Vince Cardinal and Jeff Hancock on the top of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Birmingham repairing the roof” 16-STORIES HIGH! Wow, what brave men!
We’ve Come a Long Way Baby! Things are so different than what is seen in this 1984 photo. “Workers from Anderle Sons roofing company worked high above the hustle of Downtown Milwaukee."
Alia Roofing let us share this Canadian project, "Reverse Sealing this 16/12 pitch and temporarily leaving the metal valley in to protect against the possibility of rain at any moment.”
"New IECC codes on insulation R-value result in some unique methods. Two layers of synthetic underlayment over 3/4 inch sheathing over 2.4 inch ISO in between 2x3 battens over ice & watershield over 5/8 inch sheathing over 1.5 inch rigid insulation over 5 inch metal deck. Top sheathing attached through to the metal deck with 7 inch screws and plates. Ludowici Americana in Clay Red will be the finisher. **Structural engineer approved** And this is how we have to keep it dry one day at a time.”
https://goo.gl/yW3Gcu Only a Roofer Would Understand. “Took this pic Friday on a tear off and thought I would share. I just love it! Work boot with a roof in the back ground.” Great Shot Matthew Jacquez from Colorado.
Cool Shot! "Wakefield Bridge Shingles. Installed in Wakefield Quebec.” Nice work Alia Roofing
"Be organized!!!” What does your work vehicle say about you? Thanks DryHome for letting us share!
"Kill it boys. 15 square of hell. Full ice guard “ Ugh, Thanks to The Roofing Life for making us grateful for our projects today!
Cool Shot! "We little protan roof taking shape!” Thanks CollierRoofing LTD
"This is an old photo of my Dad Roger Davis doing some steep roofing/Sidewall. Check out his custom Sidewall axe and nail stripper and no chalk lines or course boards. Total old school to hand gauge and nail each shingle. This is how I learned from him at the age of 10 years old.Thanks dad for teaching me the craft, the skill and a hard work ethic that has kept me in this trade for so many years!” Thanks so much Rory Davis for helping us acknowledge our dads.
We’ve Got A Winner Amber Perkins from Perkins Roofing in Miami, Florida submitted this photo for our GoPro Hero5 drawing. Thank you Amber for all the great shots and congratulations!
Celebrating Dads All of June In honor of Father’s Day, this month we celebrate the people in your life that have passed on the tradition of roofing. Meet Father and son, Mark and LeRoy shingling a steeple in the 80’s. M & J Construction is celebrating 50 years in business this year. We thank Lisa Spriggs for sharing this photo with us. RoofersCoffeeShop would like to honor those experiences with your special photos.
FATHER & DAUGHTER ROOFING Laura Dunn writes, “My daughter is 14 and already interested in learning the family business! The shirts they are wearing she helped design for our staff to wear the month or Oct for Breast cancer awareness and on the back says climbing the ladder for the cure. She is a great child.” Congratulations Laura on having such a great family. Can’t wait to meet her on a roof someday!
"Redoing A Roof That Was Poorly Done Just A Few Years Ago. Let Er Rip!” Thanks Refined Roofing for all your hard work!
When work is like a vacation! Thanks Laura Dunn writes from Jacksonville Beach Florida for sending this in.
This shot is making commercial roofing look like a vacation! “Laying down like a machine” - Thanks to Flat Roofing Pros for sending this in.
Perkins Roofing Corp working hard in Miami, Florida. Thanks to Amber Perkins for sending in this cool shot for our contest.
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
Mr. Seth Wallen really wants to win the GoPro Contest! Great Shot!
May 1977 "For Mother’s Day Peggy is helping her daughter Carol reshingle her home in Southwest Portland Oregon. They were aided by Carol’s children Eddie and Katrin." Happy Mother’s day for all those Mom’s that inspire us!
"Finishing up the final details on this beautiful home. It's been awesome to work with one of the best contractors around and the best subcontractors around. The vibe on the jobsite is so good when we all act as a team and help each other out and the end product turns out amazing! Thank you to all of you guys.” Thanks to All-Star Roofing in Utah for letting us share. You get what you give. Maybe you are pretty good to work with too!
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.
"While on the road we FOCUS on driving.” Great message for us all - Keep up the good work Advanced Roofing Inc. Florida
Silouttes and Sunsets makes on postcard only a roofer could love. Thanks to Velco Construction in Texas for sharing, "Using up every moment of that light.”
"In this May 1990 photo Mr. Von Kaufman, 81 years old, states his Lake Oswego home last longer because he sweeps the needles." Any truth to that?
"Get some” Thanks to Aaron Pearse inNiagara Falls, Ontario for sharing on his Instagram feed @theroofinglife. You should have seen the rest of the images!
Did you every think about how many kinds of products are used as roofing materials - successfully? Thanks to Thomas Petersen at Taekkemanden in Denmark for sharing his thatch installation with us.
"A fine removal and remix and reinstall of graduated, veragated slate. By Fergus Sweeney hard workenroofer!” Thanks to Merget Copper Work for sharing
See Roofers Having Fun! Our new friend Seth Wallen really wants to win a GoPro!
"CHECK THIS OUT- Single Ply Training: We are perfectionists at Best Roofing! With that being said, education and training will always be top priority!” Keep up the good work Best Roofing (South Florida) and thanks for sharing with us.
Krystian Piatek from Poland writes,
"This time picking up the roofing paper is thick” (Translated).
Thanks for sharing with us on Instagram.
Getting into repairs - Literally! Thanks to Perkins Roofing Corp 'Glad to see the sun is still shining here in Miami, Florida”
Early women in roofing. In this August 1952 image Russian women are working on the roof of the Mossoviet hotel in Moscow.
In this May, 1990 photograph Rick Rees and Charlie Tucker of Northwest Mono-Roof Inc lay felt in Spokane, Washington.
Justin Wolfer-Legge, (aka on localbarrierroofer) on Instagram writes,
"Working outside in minus 30 is not for everyone.”
We love seeing the old ways, "Re-Roofing a true barrel clay tile roof from 1927 in Miami Beach, they don't make them like that anymore” Thanks ZW Roofing for taking on such historic work so we can watch it on Instagram!
We are entering this shot in our new contest! Thanks a million for Durango Roofing for sharing. This shot is one of a kind, what should the caption be?
Slate Roofing Operation at the Playhouse This 1983 shot in Cleveland reminds us not much has changed about Slate roofing (except the harness!)
"The old nail through the low slope roof from below trick” Thanks RipLeak for sharing. Who would even notice that? Be careful out there!
Tear off shingle roof. This is how we care about your property. Thanks Cayeworks for sharing this shot with us on Instagram.
Witches hats in Kutztown, PA Thanks to Jimmy “jetts3175” for sharing your office view with us on Instagram.
Cool looking roof - too bad you have tear if off. Double “too bad” it’s asbestos! Thanks Wilmer Roofing and Framing for sharing this shot with us on Instagram
A friend of the RCS plunged through a soft spot in a roof a few months back. There are so many lessons in this image. It’s a reminder that accidents happen, that roofing is inherently unsafe, to pay a little more attention at the next safety meeting. Our friend Aaron is lucky, he is alive and will roof another day. His lesson for us “Make the best of everyday, and treat people good cause it could be your last.”
Perkins Roofing Corp in Florida writes, "Whatever it takes! Roofing is an art of fine detail. Sometimes it doesn’t always involve a hammer and nails, tear off bars or blade knives, but instead a good eye for detail and hands to fix the issue. They don’t call us Professional Roof Artisans for nothing!"
Ahh, the surprises we get when removing a roof, then another roof… "3" = 10 layers tearoff of Flat roof installation in South Richmond Hill, Queens NYC!” Thanks Royal Renovators for the share
"I roofed this by myself!” Congratulation Jorge Sevilla for tackling such a challenging project. Thanks for sharing with us on Facebook!
RubberRoofingPros posted this cool shot on Instagram. No caption, just a great picture of a bunch of hard working people.
Roofing For A Cause. Featured in the center on the right is Ellen Stanton of SRS Distribution in Georgia. Ellen and her team are participating in Habitat Humanity in this photo sent to us by Kristen Kuhns. Great work ladies! You make us proud.
How Roofers Stay Warm! Thanks to Jimmy (Jetts3175) for sharing this with us on Instagram.
Scott Reeves from Iverness Florida writes "You don’t see this to often - awesome timeline. Just wanted to share” The things you can find on a tear-off!
Z Roofing & Waterproofing in Florida writes, "TBT before Single ply technology. The good old days.”
We are also enjoying the Hat Helmet invention!
Jake Stanley shared this on the job shot with us. It sure takes many types of skills to be a roofer!
Roofing Under a Roof? How they roof in the UK – under a roof! Thanks to Nathan Spice for letting us see a glimpse.
Wish you were here? This is an actual vintage postcard. Who would you send this to?
Roofing is engineering! Kurtis writes "Window sill intersecting roof and counter flash”. A man with a plan!
DustyatElk shares “A view from a roof. Hand nailing in the cold” Can’t you just feel the cold?
"Celebrating the first day of winter in our own little slice of paradise!” Thanks to Carpenter’s Roofing for the share!
Wow isn’t this a beautiful job! "A proper deck for a wood roof. This one will be 1thick handsplit shakes. Thanks for Real Roofing for letting us share that sometimes what you don’t see is also important!
Ahh, roofing in winter – there’s nothing like it! Thanks to IBEX Roofing in Vancouver Washington for sharing.
What an tough position to work in! Roofers need more respect! Especially Brandon Powers hard at work in this shot! Thanks #IBEXROOF for sharing this with us on Instagram.
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?
In this 1992 photograph Jerry Minichiello volunteering his time, is installing ridge vent in Reserve, Louisiana (Hurricane Andrew?)
“Here’s one of the most nortorious 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.
Don McCleary of Breckenridge, Texas and his bumper supporting the roofing industry and RoofersCoffeeShop.com. Thank you Don!
In this October 1972 image 18 year old Carman Seewald is photographed at work. Her roofing crew co-workers call her “Jim”.
Whitney Roofing and Sheet Metal from Pennsylvania writes, "Who else comes across copper nails like this?”
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.
WINTER REMINDER "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.
Thanks to Guy Hardy for sharing this cool shot with us. It’s a monster!
Monday morning. Thanks SRoofer for sharing this shot with us on Instagram.
Perfect silhouette. Thanks to Durango Roofing for letting us share this fine example.
Even little roofs need love. Thanks to London Roofing for sharing this “Little Detail Today!”
“It was a pleasure coaching the trainees from Taller San Jose Hope Builders while providing a dry roof for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove! Thanks Home Depot for donating the supplies!” Thanks Antis Roofing for donating your time for two wonderful causes at once.
“July 30, 1986 - On a recent hot afternoon, Jon Gimpl, who works for Winding Roofing Co., used a mop to spread hot tar on the roof of the Spic and Span Dry-cleaning & Laundry Plant” Remember hot mopping in the summer? Anybody know if Jon is still roofing?
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.
“Training Day” Another important part of roofing life. Thanks to Andy at Empire Contractors for sending us this photo.
This Roofer casts a mighty tall shadow. Thanks Jetts3175 for sharing this with us on Instagram.
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.
Thanks to Drake at Durango Roofing for letting me use this great action shot in some of our artwork!
It’s Summer - Stay Healthy! Thanks to Branford Roofing Company for this important reminder! "171 degrees at 10Am on the Epdm roof."
"When aesthetic meets functional. When you love what you do for a living, it exceeds beyond the 8 hours that you put in. Making people happy while protecting them from the weather is just the tip of the iceberg. The sense of accomplishment that we get from providing a great service to those whom really appreciate it, is more than enough of a reason to keep me coming to work on time” Thank you DeHart Roofing for putting into words what all of us feel!
Has it really come to this? Thanks to Drake at Durango Roofing for letting us post this shot of him in all his safety gear.
In honor of the first days of summer. A simple reminder of the working conditions just a few months ago. “Shoveling a lot of snow.” Thanks to Joe at Eau Claire Roofing Co Inc. for this great shot!
Lady Hot Roofers. Mrs. Jane Logan and Mrs. Barbara Hanning in this January 13, 1972 photo taken in Akron, Ohio.
Thanks to Kurtis at KWHord on Instagram for inspiring us to think.
"Interesting climb to measure it up.” Thanks to Joe Dzienkowski at Eau Claire Roofing for sharing this with us!
See the shots that won the RCS Go Pro Contest!
Happy Mother’s Day to the Women That “Carried" Us!
Shout out for the Craftsmen!
Slate and Copper Services in Connecticut writes, "Master Craftsman at work! Señor Willy Castro working on a lead coated copper wall cladding detail.”
"Old roof tile neatly stacked" Apparently it’s pretty precious - They are keeping it indoors! Thanks Weathertite Roofing in Hemet, CA for sharing.
WE HAVE OUR WINNER! Mr. Frank Albert Albert’s Specialty Roofing - Richmond, Virginia Frank 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 will have these pictures posted on our Forum in a few days. Many thanks to all that entered! Congratulations Frank!
“Hard Day” Thanks to Kenneth Hicks for Sharing.
Check out this great video about making roof shingles https://vimeo.com/69220711
"Estimating a roof for an apartment complex is super salesman Kirk K” It’s kinda like going for a hike. Nice Shot. Thanks to Ibex Roofing for sharing with us on Instagram.
Thanks for sharing JR Walker Roofing. It’s nice to find out we have some great family roofing out in Delaware! #FamilyBusiness #PopsWouldBeProud
Another Roofing Hazard For Next Week's Safety Meeting. "Stealing my lunch” – submitted by William at Local 154. Photo Contest winners will be announced April 15th!
38 and rain... Roofing in the great northwest! Thanks @AaronRoethle for sharing this great example of roofing life with us on Instagram!
"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.
I would like to give a shout out to Off Shore Shingle in Massachusetts for sharing this photo entitled “A proper felt lid”. What we thought was interesting was the red lines. I asked about it and they responded. “It’s nylon string stapled to the felt to help secure it for weather and for safe walking”. I have never seen this before but it makes good sense. Who else does this?