COPPER ROOFING FOR A LIFETIME

The most durable, trouble-free roof in nearly any application is a standing seamed, double locked copper roof. Unlike shingle systems, including slate, there is no way for water to enter the eaves area because of ice dams. Unlike single locked (or face nailed) metal systems, there is no way for the metal pans (sheets) to come loose or allow water to penetrate. This means that they can be effective down to a very low pitch, as low as 6 inches in 12 feet (NOTE: Meaning 6 inches of rise in 12 feet of run, a.k.a. .5/12.)

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COPPER ROOFING FOR A LIFETIME

Flood Prevention with Stormwater Drainage Systems

As we see and hear about the epic flooding and destruction in Houston, it's hard to imagine what the Boston area would look like if it suffered a similar storm.  We are located on the Atlantic coast, and huge hurricanes can happen here (1938 and 1954, among others). 

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Flood Prevention with Stormwater Drainage Systems

Deferred Maintenance, If Your Roof Could Talk

By Doug Hanna

Hey there, I'm your roof ... Hello?! Remember me?

Let's be open and both acknowledge that you don't usually give me the time of day until I start leaking.  It's OK, I'm used to being ignored. I noticed that you were a bit more attentive to my needs this winter, although only as it impacted you. Still, I like your involvement and new-found interest. But just to clue you in,  the other exterior components of  your house and I had it pretty rough these last few months. Known for the first hundred thousand years of human history as " the stuff that keeps water and wind out of the ... " ( and you can fill in the blank here: cave, tipi, igloo, yurt, hovel, house. double-wide ... ),  in the last 20 years we've somehow become your "building envelope." I don't know who thought we resemble a piece of stationery, but I guess I can see the analogy.

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Deferred Maintenance, If Your Roof Could Talk

Solutions to the Damn Ice Dams

By Doug Hanna

We're having quite a winter here in the Boston area. Here at S+H Construction, we are getting dozens and dozens of calls from unfortunate people who have water leaking into their homes from ice dams. Icicles can be beautiful, but they are an indication that some ice damming is taking place. 

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Solutions to the Damn Ice Dams