Every historic building requires periodic repairs and, eventually, a restoration. However, as old building restoration can be an expensive and labor-intensive process, some owners of historic properties question whether preserving these old structures is worth the cost and effort.Read More
Replacing a roof is a costly and time-consuming project that all homeowners must undertake every few decades. Given the investment in time and money — and the essential role a roof plays in protecting your house — you want to ensure the job is done right, whether by you or professional roofers. By reading our guide below, you'll learn when your roof needs a replacement and how to prepare for a roof installation.Read More
Installing a new roof is one of the most expensive investments for a business owner. Just one square foot of new roof can cost up to several hundred dollars, so it is critical you don't just pick a roofing contractor at random — it must be one that is experienced and reputable. To vet a potential contractor properly, there are several essential questions you need to ask every contractor before choosing one to perform this critical service. Read our useful guide to learn what the most important questions to ask your contractor are and, based on the information you gather, how to make a final decision.Read More
Get away to an exotic location rich with visual appeal and culture by transforming your home with gorgeous Spanish clay tile roofing. Clay tile roofing is a classic construction material that has been used for thousands of years as a durable and sustainable roofing option, with early examples originating from China around 10,000 B.C. Today, clay tile is growing in popularity for home and property owners because of not only its design-conscious craftsmanship, but also its rich color, stunning appearance and long-lasting qualities that alternative roofing solutions don’t possess.Read More
Clay tile roofs aren't just a simple shelter from the sun and rain — they're a charming, durable and environmentally-friendly structure. Before buying a house with a clay roof, however, you should be prepared for the costs and labor it may require.Read More
With constant exposure to damaging elements like direct sunlight, moisture, storms and other natural elements, over time, homeowners may find signs of inconvenient, unattractive and costly roof leaks. This can be frustrating, because signs of roof damage and leaks aren’t always obvious, and avoiding roof repairs can lead to structural and water damages as well as unwanted mold growth. If you suspect your roof may be leaking from a recent storm or other event, you can quickly and easily examine your home and roof to find the source of the leak and prevent extensive and expensive damages.Read More
If you need a new roof for your home, estate or historical property, consider a custom metal roof. Metal roofs have many advantages over more traditional materials, and we have the expertise and experience to provide the information and quality work you need.Read More
With 40 years of experience supplying custom roofing solutions to discerning homeowners, we’re often asked, “Does replacing the roof increase the resale value of your home?” Of course, we’re not in the real estate business, but because we regularly observe both the satisfaction to homeowners and the value to properties that new roofs bring, we feel we’re in a unique position to objectively answer that question.Read More
As with any roofing material, you should factor slate roof pros and cons into your list of considerations when you purchase a home with slate roofing. For starters, you need to consider slate roof life expectancy in relation to the age of the house.Read More
For anyone who has needed to replace their roof, one of the biggest concerns is whether a different type of roofing will last longer and ultimately be more worth the investment. When a homeowner ends up replacing a roof on more than one occasion, the question becomes even more pressing. This leads people to ask about more long-lasting types of roofing, such as metal, slate and clay.Read More
This traditional residence has the perfect blend of elegance and distinction. Huber & Associates installed the copper roofing which has the highest durability and quality for performance. We always care about our customer's satisfaction which is why we dedicate all the time possible making each project special and important. This project was no exception.
When Huber & Associates was asked to provide the owner with a Japanese style roof using cooper roofing the answer was quick and design work was soon to follow. A "S" shaped copper tile with other Japanese style cooper accents.
There were challenges to creating the desired aesthetic with enduring function. First, a tile with a curved profile in hurricane zone meant firm attachment and ability to lock the tiles in place. Second, given the lower slope, dependable water shedding in wind driven rain. And third, the building design required an access to a large built in gutter at the roof's midpoint and obviously, walking on copper tiles would not yield a good result.Read More
The Spirit of Tuscany. Where the perfect atmosphere of the ancient world is combined with that of today created with the highest standards building and wind codes. The clay roof tiles were installed with old Italy in mind, incorporating: random stacking tiles, triple tiles at eaves, random exposures and courses, and finally a mortar-set look throughout the field tiles. Huber & Associates successfully engineered the roof to not only support the weight over open roof battens, but simultaneously met the strict Florida wind uplift codes as well. The charm is both obvious above, and warm and inviting below, with the tile visible on open battens.Read More
The Bryce Canyon Lodge was constructed in the early 1920's by the Union Pacific Railroad as a way to gain more tourists in the area. In 1987, this lodge was acknowledged as a National Historic Landmark, and today is the only national park lodge from the era to still be intact and actively running. Crowning this rustic lodge was a bright hunter green roof made up of cedar shingles with a wave pattern giving the whole roof a unique sense of motion. The last reroofing did not include the original roof pattern, but with preservation in mind the roof was matched as closely to the original as possible.
Arriving to Reroof
The reroofing process had to be done in the winter months during the lodge's off season. The crew arrived in January to a roof covered with snow!
Right in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina is Pack Square; named after George W. Pack who deeded the land to the people of Asheville a for a park in 1901. The name "Pack Square" entered the city vocabulary in 1903 and ever since people, cars and commerce have been busy crisscrossing this mid-point of the city. Additionally, Pack was motivated to erect a monument to his friend Zebulon B. Vance (d. 1894), state senator, three term governor of North Carolina, humanist, secessionist, and champion of the common man. That is the ‘Vance’ obelisk in front of 1 North Pack Square and the current roof restoration project.
The building is leased to various tenants but primarily serves as the headquarters of The Biltmore Company.
We had the pleasure recently to recreate one of the Biltmore's copper ridges. Consisting of over 900 individual parts, it took a lot of time and attention to detail to make, and even look for ways to improve, what was so beautiful and withstood nature for 120 years.
The entire process of carefully removing the old ridge, replicating it, and installing the new one took about six months to complete! To understand the magnitude of this home, this is just one of the many ridges that will need restoration in the future.