Tradroofing.com launches first Vlog. Lime putty mortar plus review of Old House Handy

Tradroofing.com launches first Vlog. Lime putty mortar plus review of Old House Handy

I open this note with a heavy heart.  You see.  I spend a fair amount of time online commenting and educating on various forums and sometimes we can get a little heavy handed.  I didn’t want to open with a critique but this is pretty important as it could have disastrous consequences if this recipe…

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Roof-to-wall, at eave. The Achilles heel of metal roofing

Roof-to-wall, at eave. The Achilles heel of metal roofing

This is a great shot of an often overlooked detail.  Notching the pan at this point will create a capillary trap. This inventive “spillout fold” eliminates the need for caulking, plastic underlayment, or any sort of goop to keep it dry.  Such a simple and elegant solution to an oft-forgotten problem.

Our very first metal roof pattern is online! Free Downloads.

Our very first metal roof pattern is online! Free Downloads.

  Hello everyone and welcome to Tradroofing.com. Folks, I feel like a proud mother… It’s been extra fun watching our first euro seaming student learn folded roofing through patterns I send him, and a little bit of guidance on the phone. In January, they contacted me looking to get certification for trad roofing. They wanted to…

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your building is a battleground.

your building is a battleground.

your building is a battleground. there are awesome women building window sashes in louisville. there are bricks, literally everywhere. lime is in the rocks. burn it and you have binder. ok we’ve covered walls and windows. trees… well, we have a ton of building stock so look for stuff to recycle, if you can’t find…

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Tesla Solar Roof

Tesla Solar Roof

Trad roofing is very excited about the Tesla solar roof. The tile is designed to be installed just as a traditional tile, meaning hand-nailed to a deck… They are also extremly durable meaning even if the PV circuits wear out, you are still protected by a fully functioning and I’ll say good looking “slate”. The…

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Sometimes, stopping to do some calculations can put things in perspective…

Sometimes, stopping to do some calculations can put things in perspective…

There are 135,580,000 housing units in america. If we assume an average of 30 squares per unit, or a total number of 4,067,400,000. Four billion and some change squares. Assuming a very generous rate of 2 squares/day, that’s 16,269,600,000. Sixteen Billion hours to roof every “housing unit” (at assumed 30 squares). There are 2080 hours…

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