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You were using it wrong, anyway…

You were using it wrong, anyway…

i’m all for erasing historic status symbols, most of our “historic” building stock are failed copies of better stone buildings in europe. america is the architectural equivalent of 4k rims on a 83 caprice still in primer. i have plenty of respect for history, as a historian. i recognize the history of hired labor and…

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And now, you know a little more about me..

And now, you know a little more about me..

hello everyone. before they turn the lights off on Facebook, i thought i would use this tool for good and do a little introduction for folks who may or may not know me closely. spoiler! there is sensitive material included so… hide your kids, hide your wife, etc…. Now this! i’m kurtis (or brick, if…

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Tradroofing.com certified!

Tradroofing.com certified!

Folks, after a bit of hiatus in publishing I’m happy to announce we’re back with some exciting content.  Over on the trad roofing discussion group on Facebook, we trade photos of trad roofing, and mistakes from american roofing all the time.  this little community has grown from the original “roofing without gooping” discussion group I…

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Travel Blog: Teaching Metal Roofing in Massachusetts.

Travel Blog: Teaching Metal Roofing in Massachusetts.

Hey folks! What a month it’s been.  My brilliant Webmaster, and agent: Savvy, and I launched this little roofing blog back in January! Our first student was Adam Miller, a timber framer.  He is building a Giutard, which is a super fancy awning to show off his carpentry skills.  What better roofing, for the Compagnon…

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Hallelujah! First Tesla Solar Roof Installed.

Hallelujah! First Tesla Solar Roof Installed.

First Tesla solar roof customer installation is now up and running – feeding the grid and Powerwall Ok        @elonmusk      I’m really proud of your effort at sustainability.  I have a few critiques of the Tesla solar roof. Let’s start with the obvious omission of trad roofing details to make the assembly truly permanent.…

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Spotlight: Metal Solutions LLC

Spotlight: Metal Solutions LLC

Back in November, I was contacted by Kevin Rosselli, of Metal Solutions, LLC in Andover New Jersey.  He installs a lot of wood shingle roofs and asphalt, but his customers were looking for some extra value.  Folded flashings are re-usable even on roof systems that must be replaced, adding seamed roof flashing pieces to even an…

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Free downloads! New roof patterns for irregular hips

Free downloads! New roof patterns for irregular hips

Hello everyone, we are happy to announce we have our first irregular hip patterns!  this pattern set is for a 6.5:12 face intersecting a 6:12 face, which alters the sheeting angle, and therefore the intersection angle of the seam.  These patters are for the 6.5:12 face, there is a different set for the opposing face…

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Re-cap: The first week

Re-cap: The first week

Hey everyone.  Thanks for stopping by!  We launched just a short 10 days ago with our first patterns and examples of what you can do with folded roofing.  I have received some great feedback, and we have several students booked for the coming weeks, along with my next location: which will be Bardstown, KY.  …

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