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Roofing

From Asbestos to Zinc, Roofing for Historic Buildings, Heritage Preservation Services, National Park Service

Park, Sharon C., AIA. Holding the Line: Controlling Unwanted Moisture in Historic Buildings, Preservation Briefs 39, Washington, DC: National Park Service, USDI, 1996. (Review with roofing in mind.)

Sweetser, Sarah M. Roofing for Historic Buildings, Preservation Briefs 4, Washington, DC: National Park Service, USDI, 1978.Ranon, Anath and Melisa Gaudreau. Historic Roofing Restoration, Page & Turnbull (case studies)

What is a Roofing System?, Owens Corning (for composition asphalt shingles, but provides a good overview of roofing as a system)

Baker, M.C.  Drainage from Roofs. CBD-151. Canadian Building Digest, Parks Canada.
Garden, G.K. Thermal Considerations in Roof Design, CBD-70. Canadian Building Digest, Parks Canada.

Handegord, G.O. Moisture Considerations in Roof Design, CBD-70. Canadian Building Digest, Parks Canada.

Baker, M.C., Ice on Roofs. CBD-89. Canadian Building Digest, Parks Canada.

Sheet Metal

Soldered Seam Copper Roofs, Traditional Roofing, Issue #3, Fall 2003

DeLorenzo, Josephine. Historic Metal Roofing, Roofing Contractor.

Follansbee Steel

  • Terne II , ZT® alloy, a combination of zinc and tin (with Rapidri paint, water-based acrylic emulsion polymer).
  • TCS II, 304 architectural stainless steel, coated with Follansbee's new patented ZT (zinc/tin) alloy.
  • KlassicKolors, prepainted Terne II zinc/tin coated roofing sheet available in 20 colors.

Revere Copper Products (Architectural)

  • Ultrapan, engineered copper specifically designed to produce exceptional roof panels using portable pan formers
  • Leadtex, lead coated-copper (LCC)
  • Revere Freedom Gray, standard architectural sheet copper coated both sides with a unique, patented Z-T alloy (tin-zinc alloy).

Slate

Collins, Allison and Philip C. Marshall. Slated for Preservation. presented at The Roofing Conference and Exposition for Historic Buildings, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 17-19, 1999.

Levine, Jeffrey S. The Repair, Replacement, and Maintenance of Historic Slate Roofs, Preservation Briefs 29, Washington, DC: National Park Service, USDI, 1992.

Slate Roofing Contractors Association

National Slate Association

Joseph Jenkins, Inc. (slate roofing services)

Clay Tile

Grimmer, Anne E. and Paul K. Williams. The Preservation and Repair of Historic Clay Tile Roofs, Preservation Briefs 30, Washington, DC: National Park Service, USDI, 1992.

Hobson, Vincent H. Historic and Obosolete Roofing Tile (to preview or order)

Manufacturers and Supplier

Wood Shingles

Park, Sharon C., AIA. The Repair and Replacement of Historic Wooden Shingle Roofs, Preservation Briefs 19, Washington, DC: National Park Service, USDI, 1989.

Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau

Wood Shingles, Uniform Building Code Standard No. 32-11, Based on the Standards of the Red Cedar & Handsplit Shake Bureau and Material Standard of the International conferences of Building Officials, at American International Forest Products.

Reily, Brett. Selecting a Cedar Shingle. This Old House

CHEMCO Inc., Ferndale, WA (fire retardant treatment for wood products)

Built-up and Membrane Roofing

Hedlin, C.P.  Inspection and Maintenance of Flat Roofs, CBD-179. Canadian Building Digest, Parks Canada.
C.P.

Baker, M.C. Built-Up Roofing, CBD-24. Canadian Building Digest, Parks Canada.

Baker, M.C. and D.C, Tibbitts, Mineral Aggregate Roof Surfacing, CBD-65. Canadian Building Digest, Parks Canada.

Baker, M.C., Flashings for Membrane Roofing. CBD-69. Canadian Building Digest, Parks Canada.Handegord, G.O. and M.C. Baker. Application of Roof Design Principles, CBD-70. Canadian Building Digest, Parks Canada. (conventional, above-deck, insulated membrane roof system)

Commercial and Industrial Roofing Systems, Johns Manville

Koppers (coal tar built-up roofing systems for non-residential applications)