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Jana Hodúrová
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Photo of today

This shot does a great job of showing process and finish in the same photo. Every region has unique styles but they all follow the rules of trad roofing: full joinery. I’m a big fan of the transverse seams on the valley intersection.

Why is this superior?

  • There is no lap, anywhere. The entire functioning surface is fully in view. Just like a membrane.
  • If any individual piece is damaged: in can be removed and replaced without disrupting the remaining assembly.
  • All intersections are fully seamed, twice over.

Photo of today: Traditional Roofing in Virginia

An old roof I captured while in Virgina.

This roof is nearly 100 years old, has fully seamed details and is still functioning perfectly. How many times did their neighbors pay for asphalt re-roofs over the years as this proud roof continued to give a return on initial investment?

This is a wholly transcendent system: I can’t image why any honest roofer who assess their conscious could imagine doing anything other than this: every time.

Learn to fold metal roofs: Pinch (standing) seam intersection at 90

This is a foundation seam. With this technique you can construct standing hips, bread pans (the alternative to z strips), curbs, or any place where you want or need an alternative to a lay-down seam.

With some drafting/pattern making knowledge you can use the seam in the video to construct lots of unique intersections.

Meanwhile, in Kiev

Hello everyone. This is my first post on kiânke. I represent the company “the first roof workshop”, the city of kharkiv.

Our team just came back from Kiev, where we participated in the construction service festival. Where we were invited by our partners company “kverb”. for the exhibition, we brought the first in Ukraine a machine-template for the manufacture of salary salaries.

Impressions Sea!!! New dating. Masters from all over Ukraine gathered. And also the cool guys from Belarus. Hello everyone

A classic film showing the old-world metal roofing process

This is one of the first films I point people to, in order to show the difference between the american style of work and the traditional european style of copper or metal roofing. This is of special interest to those in charge of replacing historic copper roofing in america. If the goal is to re-create the look, and have durable successful results; it is best to avoid any american precedents and look for the preservation guidelines used by the expert guilds in europe for a baseline on how to conduct preservation work.

A great photo sequence that shows metal roofing joinery

It’s hard to write about joinery in plain english and properly translate the concepts that are important to understand. Most folds take several steps of planning and operation, they don’t look pretty during the process so it’s not very photogenic. It is also not so much fun to watch except for someone who is learning how to seam.

This is the biggest issue in America is education: There are so few roofers (even “historic” roofers) who understand how to seam, because the market is making money training people to do sub-par methods with caps, and sealant, and screws.

We don’t even understand fully the impact of what we lose by choosing to continue the “production” roofing methods. Mainly: lost wealth. This goes for the whole exterior of the house. We chose to put our wealth in the pockets of manufacturers: producing cheap windows, plastic and aluminum siding, and veneers. These products might give you a temporary “curb” appeal to the un-educated when they are new, but over time that initial investment will depreciate, and need “remodeling” in a generation or two. This means there’s a secondary market for disposable roofs, siding, and windows that you are locked into every 20-30 years.

The more prudent way to build wealth in a property is to restore the exterior (strip and paint if wood, tuck point with lime putty in brick). The windows can also be restored, and when properly restored with a storm window they function just as well as those plastic replacements which do not last.

Durable methods and materials provide a lasting true value that will not be chipped away at by future needs to repair or remodel.