Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’

Chimney Counter Flashings

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by editor

Chimney Counter Flashings

These photos were taken from a chimney project in Wayland, MA. The before and after photos of the chimney counter flashingsare at the lower elevation. This is where the chimney meet the asphalt shingle roofing and the vinyl siding.

Proper installation of chimney counter-flashings at roof penetrations can not be overstated. These roof weaknesses are most often where leaks and other issues will occur. On chimneys, the counter-flashing may involve cuttling into the brick mortar or stone of a chimney or wall. A properly flashed chimney is protected by the overlap between the base flashing and the counter-flashing.

At Landmark Roofing, we provide new construction and repair services. We specialize in slate, copper, shingle and flat roofing. We offer related home remodeling services such as masonry, gutters and historic restorations. With over 65 years of combined experience, we have earned a reputation for giving clients what they ask for and getting projects right the first time. Our industry expertise allows us to provide the highest quality roofing and renovation services while keeping costs low.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation
Phone: (617) 965-ROOF

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Copper Cupola

Posted on: November 6th, 2013 by editor

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Copper Panel Roofing

Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by editor

We are pleased to present this copper panel roofing job, recently completed in Newton, MA.

copper panel roofing

Builders will use copper because of its appearance, its weather-tightness, flexibility. and fire resistance. Copper is initially more expensive to purchase, but is seen as a wise choice for longevity. The popularity of copper in architecture can be attributed to its durability, resistance to corrosion, attractive appearance and ability to form complex shapes. Historically, copper roof panels have been soldered, overlapped or seamed together. The panels may have formed edges that will add strength while providing a simple, water-tight way of joining adjacent pieces.

Copper panel roofing

We sent Tom over to get this job done. Tom takes great pride in the work he does. Metal roofing, such as copper, is a very specific science. The installer needs to have a basic understanding of metal roofing science. WIth proper education, sufficient practice, and a scientific mind, the craftsman can reach a level of permanence and beauty you would want on your home. Tom is just the guy to get that done!

copper gutter

One of our specialties at Landmark Roofing is copper roofing. We offer installations to clients in Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury and throughout Massachusetts. Copper roofing can be a great way to reduce energy consumption, lowering both monthly bills and environmental impact. Your insurance company may even give you a discount for having a copper or other type of metal roof.
Aesthetically, copper roofs are versatile and can work with a wide variety of architectural styles. They also resist cracking and erosion, eliminating the need for maintenance in the future.


To talk to one of our staff and find out if a copper roof is right for your home, call (617) 965-ROOF (7663) with questions or to schedule a free estimate.


Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Wood Gutter Maintenance

Posted on: October 7th, 2013 by editor

The gutter system on your home is its first defense against weather elements.

As we know all too well, if a roof does not do its job, the home is not well protected. Your roof will capture rainwater that it must then channel away from the structure through spouts. If the gutters are clogged or damaged, the water cannot reach the spouts and will pool up on the roof causing expensive roof damage.

Your home may be a classic house in need of repair, or a new home designed in a more traditional style. Wood gutters can be beautiful, as well as functional in the protection of your home’s roof. Wood gutters can be shaped as V-shaped eaves troughs or in half-round styles which can be shaped and painted to match the trim. Wood gutters, however, may require some additional maintenance, and require specific skills to repair.

Often wood gutters are joined with flashings – seams, end caps, outlets, and miters. If left untreated, these failed flashings will ruin an otherwise good wood gutter. It is important that these wood gutters be cleaned and oiled regularly, and by someone who knows what to look for, and how exactly to repair. Wood gutter maintenance is critical for the integrity of the roofing system.

Landmark Roofing, with years of roofing experience under our own roofs, is expert at inspecting, cleaning and repairing wood gutters. Often, we are called upon to line wood gutters with copper which will add years to the integrity of the gutters.


Landmark Roofing – Installing the best – Repairing the rest.

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Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Masonry Meets Roofing

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013 by editor

With flat roofs, termination is likely the most critical piece that needs proper attention. A termination is anywhere the roof ends and something else like a brick wall, sided wall, junction to slate or shingles begin. In this case the siding was brick and required serious precision.

Roofing that will be repaired by Landmark Roofing


The “counterflashing” was torn up and leaking. It’s comparative to an old dental filling; it needs to be removed carefully and then prepared then finally replaced.

If these steps are not followed your roof is only half way done. This part of the job took Jim about a day and a half. The flat roof was completed in a little over two days by two workers.


Landmark Roofing Repairing roofing - "counterflashing"

Landmark Roofing takes measures to ensure the job is done right the first time. In situations involving termination, clients can be assured that every step is taken to properly repair and/or install flat roofs.

We handle general repairs, waterproofing, storm damage repairs, recoating and more.

If you’re in need of any repairs or improvements to your flat roof, please call or complete a contact-us form to schedule your free consultation.

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Lead-Safe Certified Roofing Contractor

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by editor

Lead-Safe Certified Firm

As a contractor, we realize that we play an important role in helping to prevent lead exposure. That is why Landmark Roofing has been certified as a Lead-Safe Contractor in the State of Massachusetts.


The EPA’s 2008 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule aims to protect the public from lead-based paint hazards associated with renovation, repair and painting activities. These activities can create hazardous lead dust when surfaces with lead paint, even from many decades ago, are disturbed. The rule requires workers to be certified and trained in the use of lead-safe work practices, and requires renovation, repair, and painting firms to be EPA-certified.


There are strict standards for renovation, repair and painting carried out in older homes and child-occupied facilities that may contain lead paint as well as for deleading operations. Contractors and other entities are required to be licensed by the Department of Labor Standards (DLS); their employees must be trained in the use of lead-safe work practices, and those lead-safe work practices must be followed to minimize occupants’ exposure to lead hazards.




Lead in Paint, Dust and Soil
The greatest exposure to lead from lead paint occurs as a result of swallowing or breathing in lead-based paint chips, dust and soil. Many houses and apartments built before 1978 contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health hazards if not taken care of properly. If you own property built before 1978, learn 5 reasons why you need to hire a Lead-Safe Renovation Contractor


What Is the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP)?
• The Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program is a federal regulatory program affectingcontractors, property managers, and others who disturb painted surfaces.

• It applies to residential houses, apartments, and child-occupied facilities such as schools and day-care centers built before 1978.

• It includes pre-renovation education requirements as well as training, certification, and work practice requirements.

Pre-renovation education requirements:

• Contractors, property managers, and others who perform renovations for compensation in residential houses, apartments, and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 are required
to distribute a lead pamphlet before starting renovation work.

Training, certification, and work practice requirements:

• Firms are required to be certified, their employees must be trained (either as a certified renovator or on-the-job by a certified renovator) in use of lead-safe work practices, and lead-safe work practices hat
minimize occupants’ exposure to lead hazards must be followed.

• Renovation is broadly defined as any activity that disturbs painted surfaces and includes most repair, remodeling, and maintenance activities, including window replacement.

• The program includes requirements implementing both Section 402(c) and 406(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). (
• EPA’s lead renovation regulations can be found at 40 CFR Part 745, Subpart E.


Training, Certification, and Work Practice Requirements.
• All renovators must be trained.
• Lead-safe work practices must be followed. Examples of these practices include:
– Work-area containment to prevent dust and debris from leaving the work area.
– Prohibition of certain work practices like open-flame burning and the use of power tools without HEPA
exhaust control.
– Thorough clean up followed by a verification procedure to minimize exposure to lead-based
paint hazards.


Landmark Roofing is a fully licensed home remodeling company and is Lead Safe Certified with the EPA. We’re proud of our many satisfied clients throughout the area, who often recommend us to others. If you’d like to find out more about our services or would like to request a free estimate, please call (617) 965-ROOF (7663) or complete a short contact form, and one of our staff will get in touch with you shortly.


Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Ice Rail Installation

Posted on: July 13th, 2013 by editor

We recently had a call to a homeowner who had experienced roof damage over the winter. Ice and snow which collected on the roof fell down on the lower canopy roof causing damage to the hip slates, field slates and nearly wiping out the family dog.

Visual of Lower Canopy Roof

Installing ice rails is a way of protecting people, pets, and property such as cars, shrubs, and deck furniture, as well as lower roofing. In the photo you can see the harm avalanching snow caused to the lower roof.

repairs to roof damage from winter ice and snow

First off, new copper hip caps needed to be fabricated and installed.

While installing the ice rails, and repairing the roofing and hips, we installed a gutter debris shedder. By installing this “debris shedder”, you never need to worry about debris clogging your gutters, downspouts, or getting into the “drywells”, or any underground drainage. Those sorts of clogs can do a great deal of damage, and usually at very inopportune times! And as soon as the gutters are cleaned, they begin to fill again. Avoid all that with debris shedders.

Another benefit of this debris shedder installation, is that snow and ice will not fill, freeze, and damage gutters, and downspouts. Gutters that fill with ice and snow get quite heavy, won’t drain well when things do begin to melt, and create an “anchor” for snow on the roof, which in turn begins the ice damming.

It is never to early to protect your homes roofing, flashing, gutters and downspouts, chimneys, and all the other components that keep the water out of your home.
Landmark Roofing fabricated and installed a new triple galvanized steel ice/snow rail retention fence and repaired the field slates.

This way snow and ice collect behind the fence and melt naturally and slowly off the roof. This avoids falling snow that would previously fall down and cause damage.


It’s never too early to start protecting your home or business for the winter.

Contact us now so we may inspect and protect your home for any reason in any season.

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Asphalt Shingle Roof Repair: Let Our Fingers Do the Talking

Posted on: July 9th, 2013 by editor

Before last month’s big rain, Landmark Roofing replaced an asphalt shingle roof in Wellesley. The previous roof flashing had not been installed with consideration for these rake trims and were damaged over time. We took advantage of this and replaced the old and damaged trims and fascias. The trim board that we used was a composite material. Unlike wood, the composite trim will not rot, bugs won’t eat it and it will never need paint. It can, however, be painted to match your trim color.


Asphalt Shingle Roof Repair and Replacement


As to not repeat the past, a new roof system was designed to better align the new trims. Careful planning and measurements will bring more years to this client’s roof.


Preparing composite trim for replacing wood trim

At Landmark Roofing we like to say “let our fingers do the talking”… More than promises we like to see results. We work with you to be certain your roof is part of the whole exterior system and will give you not only benefits for your roof but many exterior protection benefits as well. Let Landmark Roofing not only tell you how but show you too!

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury