History of Roofing Rite Grade Red Cedar Shingles

By Bob McCrickard. Rite Grade Inspected Red Cedar Shingles on your roof in the early 1900’s meant you had quality inspected product prior to install...

Custom Downspouts – The Art of Rain

Rain Gutters and Downspouts have been around to control water draining from our roofs for centuries. Rainwater can do much damage to landscaping or th...

History of Roofing – 1923 Model T Roofing Truck

Compliments of The National Roofing Contractors Association Facebook page. Here is an example of an old roofing company truck. Charles Kirberg, the fo...

Snow Guards – History of Roofing

Snow Guards, when installed on a steep slope roof, helps keep large piles of snow from sliding off the roof and damaging your property or even injurin...

BIRD Shingles History of Roofing

Bird Shingles, one of the oldest manufactures of roofing products in the USA. Starting a business when George Washington was President of our country....

Slate Roof – History of Roofing

Can a Roof last 100 years? Slate Roofs are one of the longest-lasting roofs you could have and are found all over the world. It is not uncommon to see...

Foo Dogs . . . . Up On A Roof

Foo Dog. An ancient Asian custom to use these on rooftops and entry gates to protect occupants inside from evils. These ferocious guard dogs come from...

History of Roofing Barrett Asphalt Shingles

Today we have an old brochure from the 40’s. The Barrett Ranchline Shingles. These shingles were marketed as ” lowering the look” and making the...

History of Roofing – Hand Splitting Shakes

Hand-Splitting shakes with a mallet and a froe is one way to make shakes but I bet it would take a long time to make enough shakes to do a roof. Today...

REX Flintkote Roofing – History of Roofing

Better known as The Flintkote Company was founded in 1901 then incorporated in 1917. It was primarily manufactured of asphalt shingles but many other ...