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Roofing & Sheet Metal Highlights March 2012:: RD Herbert & Sons

We like to see what’s happening in our industry.  Here we pull together some new ideas, things people are talking about and what we’d like to see more of in the future.

Roofing

  • What the Hail: This article seemed appropriate since our recent storms brought hail with them. This link has photos showing hail damage on a slate roof.
  • State of the Industry Report:Roofing Contractor asked a variety of industry insiders and other professionals to share their insights on key trends they’ve identified in the commercial and residential roofing markets and offer advice on the key problems facing contractors in the year ahead.”
  • A concern with fiberboard insulation:NRCA has received several reports of corrosion of metal components with low-slope membrane roof systems containing specific fiberboard insulation products. Because this issue presents possible roof system performance and worker safety issues, you should be aware of circumstances that may pose safety concerns and ways to identify whether fiberboard insulation is problematic.”

Architectural Sheet Metal

  • Stainless Skyline: “The Harbor Drive bridge is the second major pedestrian bridge in the United States to use a significant amount of stainless steel in its structure. The main cable uses 2205 duplex stainless steel from Outokumpu Inc., Itasca, Ill., to support the bridge deck with tension cables through the pipe and the heavy plate railing posts.”
  • Metal Roofing Magazines Top 10 Products of 2011: “Right here, we present, the Top 10 Products of 2011, as chosen by you, through your requests for info.”
  • Contractors Survey: “For the 31st year, Metal Construction News has turned to its readers for valuable information about the state of the industry. Our contractor readers worked through a year that was substantially similar to 2010, but hold higher hopes for 2012.”
  • Energy-Saving Roofs:“From all perspectives, metal roofing is looking up with its cool, energy-saving properties and long, cost-effective service life. Whether selected by way of building owner and architect preference,green building rating systems, or code requirements, metal roofing is providing more options than ever with its superior performance, style and color.

Custom Sheet Metal Fabricating

  • Big Hubless: “Plumber Bryan Stalcup fabricated the Big Hubless chopper completely from scratch using scrap yard finds. The bike, which won the 2010 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Garage Shop Fabricator Contest…”
  • Upping the Ante: “The Air Conditioning Contractors of America has given its 2012 conference and Indoor Air Expo the slogan “Raise the stakes.” Show organizers are hoping to give attendees something to talk about, as well as knowledge that will help them propel their companies above the fray.”
  • Sheet Metal welders urged to train: “To operate a vehicle legally on a U.S. roadway, a driver’s license is required, and it has to be earned with time logged on the road, a written test and a live skills test. In the sheet metal industry, welding is under similar scrutiny, with skills tests and certifications necessary for a welder to be qualified to work most jobs.”

Green Roofing & Waterproofing

  • ECO-Structure’s Top 10 Articles in 2011: This is an overview of the top most read stories from the last year.
  • USGBC Launches Green Building Products Database: “The USGBC, in conjunction with The Home Depot, has launched an online products database at www.leed.homedepot.com that features products geared toward residential green building and that may contribute to points and prerequisites for the LEED for Homes program.”
  • The Hot 50 Products:“In this year’s Hot 50 list, you’ll find a heavy mix of trusted brands with a scattering of new players.  These products raise the bar a little higher for green products and work together in harmony.”

Nashville Building News

  • Hillsboro Village apartment project to kick off next year: “Nashville-based H.G. Hill Realty Co. announced today that it hopes to begin redevelopment of a high-profile, heavily trafficked section of Hillsboro Village in the first quarter of next year.”
  • Medical mart on schedule to open in 2014: “Despite rumors, plans to open a new medical trade mart in downtown Nashville in 2014 are still on track, according to officials.  The first of its kind medical mart will offer a one-stop shopping Mecca for the global healthcare industry.“ /li>
  • Metro offers HCA $11M tax break for new data center: “Metro Nashville will offer HCA Inc. a seven-year tax break for expanding in Nashville. HCA that includes a new data center in Antioch. The investment is to create more than 150 jobs over the next five years.” 

RDH News: Roofing Estimator

Steve Righter

Steve Righter: Estimator

Steve Righter,

Roofing Estimator,

Over the last thirty years, Steve held many titles including roofing installer, foreman and estimator.  He also owned his own roofing business for twenty-three years in Chattanooga prior to joining our firm as an estimator in 2007.  He has a Bachelors of Religious Education from Tennessee Temple University.

His overall estimating duties include sales and estimating, design and specification, supervision, approving submittals and work orders and developing and maintaining new and existing relationships with building owners, homeowners and General Contractors.

Achievements & Associations:

  • Tennessee Residential Building License-2004
  • Continuing Education Credit for Building License.
  • CPR Certified

Feel free to contact him:

Steve Righter Card

Steve Righter Card

Roof Repairs: Gutters & Downspouts

When should I clean out my gutters?”

Clogged Gutter

Clogged Gutter

This is a question we get asked often and the answer is twice a year, spring & fall, or more often if you have large trees in your yard.  Organic debris falling onto your roof mixes with shingle granules and then goes straight into your gutter and downspouts.  Larger materials like leaves or twigs gather at the downspout opening and prevent the rainwater from following the correct path.  Instead water pours over the front edge of the gutter potentially damaging the foundation or flooding a basement.  Or water backs up under the shingles sending water pouring down the interior walls of your building.  Excessive moisture to soffits, fascia, and wood framing causes rot and causes them to no longer be structurally sound.  Leaving organic waste in your gutters for years causes decomposition and creates slime perfect for growing  small plants and trees.  These can cause additional problems due to weight and root damage.

Watch for reduced amounts of water exiting your downspouts, water overflowing the gutters or algee or small plants as indications of gutter problems.

If you choose the DIY route for your gutter cleaning, use proper safety precautions including ladder safety, gloves and eye protection and our checklist.

Checklist for Cleaning Gutters

Clear the downspout

Clear the downspout

  • Clean out the gunk– focus on clearing the downspouts and use the organic debris for your compost
  • Check the gutter supports – replace any missing or loose spikes with OMG FastenMaster & fasten through the fascia to the rafters.
  • Repair leaks – chisel off the old caulking & allow to dry. Use new bead silicon sealing to fill holes or seams.
  • Downspout fasteners – rivets can come loose or be gone completely. Use a rivet gun to re-secure the rivets.
  • Thoroughly clean gutters and downspouts – Flush with water to eliminate any lingering debris.

We offer gutter cleaning and repair so you can keep your feet on the ground.  Call us today to have your roof inspected and gutters cleaned.

Featured on Sky Gardens

Westview Condos was featured as the Green Project of the week on Sky Gardens, the blog site of Greenroofs.com. Additional photos of the green roof, highlighting the four seating areas, are displayed also. As noted on the blog, this rooftop garden is available for occasional viewing by appointment only.  Click on link to see a complete case study on RD Herbert’s Website or visit Greenroofs.com for additional information.

The Westview Condominium Greenroof

The Westview Condominium Greenroof

Project Gallery

Check out our project gallery for a glimpse of our work.  These include projects from Commercial, Residential, Green Roof, Architectural Sheet Metal and Custom Metal Fabrication.  If you would like to see more on certain project, click on the photo and it will link to our website for additional photos and information.  Remember that this is only a small sample of what our company is capable of doing.

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