Blog – Roofing

Custom Approach to Roof Deck Designs

Back in the 1970’s, a stately Back Bay mansion was converted to condominiums.  The roof was later divided among the two top level units for private roof decks.  In the days before the Massachusetts State Building Code got tough on …

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Don’t Let the Snowpocalypse Ruin Your Roof

By Wayne R. Lawson, P.E., SECB, MCPPO Since Boston is currently positioned in the top 10 Snowiest Winters of All Time (and Spring is still 37 days away!), we felt it necessary to remind people about the concerns of excessive …

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Be Pro-active and Remove Snow Build-up

By Wayne R. Lawson, P.E., SECB Owners who remember last year’s record snow fall remain concerned about the excessive build up of snow on roofs and structures.  The concerns are well-founded.  If left in place, snow can build up to …

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Shining a Light on Solar Panels

By Keith M. Bouchard, P.E. No matter what you think about global warming, the benefits of using clean and renewable energy sources are undeniable.  As technology stands today, the easiest way for municipalities, businesses, and homeowners alike to tap into …

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Slate Roofing, Outlasting the Competition

By Jonathan Stevens, Assoc. AIA, LEED BD+C Slate roofing has been around for hundreds of years and adorns many historic buildings.  Architects and designers choose slate because it is beautifully elegant and a highly durable roofing material.  Slate, as we …

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“Roof Leaks”

By Robert G. Wilkin, P.E., Associate Roof Leaks is in quotations because many roof leaks are not the result of leaking roofs.  Many roof leaks are caused by mechanical equipment, punctures caused by mechanical equipment, repairs, or other reasons.  After …

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Be a Brain about Your Roof Membrane

By Jonathan Stevens, Assoc. A.I.A., LEED AP BD+C A majority of commercial and multi-family residential buildings have flat roofs that use some type of membrane to serve as the weatherproofing for the roof assembly.  This membrane works to protect the …

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Roofs, “The Unseen Art”

By Jonathan Stevens, LEED AP BD+C It’s very common to hear someone say “at least I have a roof over my head” or “as long as I have a roof over my head.”  Roofs symbolize protection, strength, and security.  Roofs protect you …

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