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Central Roofing Company Historic 1888 Masonic Temple

Historic 1888 Masonic Temple Gets New Roof

This project required intricate work to recreate the roof of an 1888 structure using modern materials.  Historic preservation projects are tricky. Holding history in one hand and the future in the other, Central Roofing Company has carefully replaced the roofing on many notable projects during the company’s 90-year history. One specific project, the ...


DaVinci Reroofing Frank Lloyd Home

1905 Frank Lloyd Wright Home Gets Updated Roof

By DaVinci Roofscapes. The new roof provided homeowners with the look of real cedar shake, but with the benefits of modern advances. When you think of Frank Lloyd Wright, you might think of the beautiful homes he designed. One such home in Wisconsin was in need of a new roof. And when ...


DECRA Preserving Historic Architecture

Preserving Historic Architecture With DECRA Metal Roofing

By DECRA.  A new metal roof preserves the antique look of the Hearthstone House while protecting the historic artifacts inside the house.  There is a treasure of historic artifacts to protect under the Hearthstone House roof since the first power switch was thrown on September 30, 1882, making the mansion the first ...


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World’s Most Stunning Homes Feature Metal Roofs: Hope Residence

This home in Palm Springs, California, with its striking copper roof, appears to rise from the mountains. For a home that is nearly as famous and unique as the American entertainers who inspired it, the Hope Residence in Palm Springs has been compared to a spaceship, a mushroom and a volcano. Whatever ...


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Creativity Shines in This Contractor’s Designs

By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. Unique metal roofing tiles create beautiful works of art on more than just the roof. Professional roofing contractors know that a beautiful roof job can be a work of art, or even a masterpiece. At RoofersCoffeeShop®, we see photos of thousands of art-worthy roofing work, but ...


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Custom Downspouts - The Art of Rain

Rain Gutters and Downspouts have been around to control water draining from our roofs for centuries. Rainwater can do much damage to landscaping or the dwelling if not controlled by downspouts or waterspouts directing water out and away from a building. Many architectural stone sculptures depicting some sort of animals can still be found ...


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Roof Art - A Mural for the Sky

Roof Art has been around for years. Normally the artwork is a theme of what the business is. Like different colors of shingles like that of a Minnesota barn, weaved into a 70-foot design of a brown and white dairy cow, or a bright yellow shark on top of a flat ...


Foo Dog Pack

Foo Dogs . . . . Up On A Roof

Foo Dog. An ancient Asian custom to use these on rooftops and entry gates to protect occupants inside from evils. These ferocious guard dogs come from a long pedigree, that interestingly can be found guarding homes in our modern-day neighborhoods. Just down the street from my house is a large pair ...


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Staggered Cedar Shakes

This is a unique installation for cedar shakes. A 20 % stagger or 2-inch drop gives a rugged look to a typical heavy shake roof. To gain the proper lay-out instead of running the shake felt at 10 inches, you would lay it out at 8 inches. With the 2 inch ...


Bracklinn Falls bridge

Unique Copper Covered Bridge Gets Facelift

By Bob McCrickard. Bracklinn Falls Bridge received a much needed rebuild after it was washed away in a flood. Editor's note: While Bob may no longer be with us, he is still sharing his love of roofing with others. Enjoy one of his previous posts Bracklinn Falls Copper Covered Bridge is a cool ...


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