Posts Tagged ‘newton’

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

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

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

Installing the Best, Fixing the Rest

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by editor

Last week Jim and Donald found themselves in Newton Center installing a new hip cap to a slate roof building. “Hips” refer to the ridges on roofs that connect each section starting from the outer corners to the point of intersection at the top.

Jim and Donald installing hip cap

There are many ways junctions of slate roofing can be joined. The most cost effective solution when repairing them is to remove the existing materials and install a brand new metal or copper hip cap.

 

To complete this in a safe and efficient process Landmark Roofing uses it’s own fully equipped sheet metal fabrication shop. The project also requires some careful staging up to and on your slate roof.

 

Careful staging in preparation for hip cap

 

By installing the best and fixing the rest our clients gain a revitalized structure made to last.

 

Hip cap installation on slate roof

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.

View our past projects from over the years, and you’ll see that our work tells a story of fine craftsmanship and of care put into even the smallest details.

Contact usfor more information about our services or to request a free estimate on your roof repair project.

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Performed in a Timely Manner

Posted on: June 12th, 2013 by editor

A West Newton customer required trim replacement, flashing and waterproofing along with masonry work on her chimney.

“We are exceptionally pleased with the professionalism of Fred Lavitman and the Landmark Roofing team. The immediacy of the decision as to how to solve the roof problems and the accomplishment of this in a timely manner with a fair cost was outstanding!”

 

Chimney, flashing and trim repairs

We, at Landmark Roofing, are proud of our many satisfied clients throughout the area, who often recommend us to others.

Please visit our Testimonials Page to view more.

 

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Working in Tight Quarters…

Posted on: June 5th, 2013 by editor

Landmark Roofing recently found itself in a tight job site but with some innovative thinking the lack of space was not a challenge for the workers.

 

Working in close knit neighborhood

 

By structuring the tarp over one whole side of the house and the surrounding area the residence as well as the fence was entirely protected.

 

Using tarp to prevent damage to residence and landscape

 

With the combination of working with a busy household, neighborhood, and tight space coming up with a clever way to get debris down ensured that the lawn and landscaping went unscathed as well as prevented major disruption to neighbors and our client.

 

Clever way to clear debris

Landmark Roofing is a name the local community trusts because we pay careful attention to what each client is trying to get out of their project–what their aesthetic tastes are, their functional needs for the space, and other considerations.

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Flat Roof Outfitted with Aluminum Gutters

Posted on: May 13th, 2013 by editor

Last week, Fred put the finishing touches on a flat roof on a home in Newton. This roof was outfitted with new aluminum gutters.

We also removed the siding to ensure that this roof is properly terminated behind the wall siding and the window sill.

 

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 (617) 965-ROOF (7663) today to schedule a free consultation

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Copper Roof Repair on a Tudor-Style Home in Newton, MA

Posted on: May 3rd, 2013 by editor

This is a photo of a Tudor style home in Newton. Fred is on the rear canopy. He is installing copper standing seam panels that tie into a flat locked and soldered “abutting wash”.

We are also replacing the base flashing, and trim boards.

Copper roof repair

Jim is on the ground at our “on-site fabrication shop”, working on new downspouts to replace those damaged by winter. Other downspouts are being added for greater capacity.

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

Slate Roofing Installations and Repair

Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by editor
At Landmark Roofing, we provide high quality slate roofing installations and repair services for our clients.
Slate roofing provides a natural stone appearance to your roof that’s both attractive and practical. This type of roofing is known to last one hundred years or more, as well as being fire-resistant and environmentally friendly.

 

 

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Copper Roof

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 by editor

Copper roof making a statement

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

In Their Words

Posted on: April 20th, 2013 by editor

From our client:

“Loved the work and was impressed by the attention to detail and willingness to work long hours. Also amenable to customer preferences and suggestions.Very professional crew.”
– Wiley McCarthy
Completed roof of satisfied customer
Landmark Roofing was built on principals of trust and down-to-earth communication with clients.
We take a very personal approach in doing business, and our owners make themselves available for direct contact, as well as personally managing projects on site.

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury