Posts Tagged ‘Roofing Contractor Location: Newton’

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

Ventilation and Chimney Flashing

Posted on: October 7th, 2013 by editor

This project in Mansfield was completed in 1 day.

Preparing for Ventialtion and Chimney flashing roof work Proper prior planning prevents poor performance (the 6 p’s).Roof ventilation and chimney flashing
We spent only one day on the site. This took many resources to make it happen.

Roof ventilation and chimney flashing


The roof was only 17 years old. The classic “builder’s special”.


Landmark Roofing knows how to inspect, detect, and make our customers enjoy the minimum headaches.


Landmark Roofing – Installing the best – Repairing the rest.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation.

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

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

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

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

Problem Solved – Leaky Roof at Chimney

Posted on: April 19th, 2013 by editor

Problem: Chimney Leak

September 2012
Newton, MA residence

Customer reaction: “Landmark Roofing – very professional. Their staff took time to explain what needed to get done and how they would do the work. The work was completed in a timely fashion Most importantly, the always returned phone calls in a reasonable time”


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