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Ice & Water Shield – What is it and Why is it Important?

Whenever we at Connecticut Roofcrafters install a new or replacement roof on a residence here in Connecticut, what we actually install is a roofing system. Roofing systems consist of four key elements:  the structural framing of the roof, the roof sheathing –... read more

The Art of Roofing – Half-Round Gutters

Often viewed as the red-headed stepchild of a residential roofing system, gutters are an integral part of your roof and the first line of defense against water damage to your home or foundation. But what if your gutters played more than a functional role in your roof... read more

The Art of Roofing – Bending Cedar

When you install as much cedar roofing as we do here at Connecticut Roofcrafters, you are bound to run into jobs where straight wood shingles must be manipulated to conform to roofs misshaped by age (as in many of our historic restoration projects), rounder roofs... read more

Hail Damage – Emergency Inspection and Repair

One of the crazier things a Connecticut Homeowner can endure is a mid-summer hail storm. You’d never think to see ice falling from the sky in early July but that’s exactly what a hail storm is and it can be as damaging as it is surprising. When this... read more

Open and Operating Safely during the Covid-19 Crisis

On Sunday, Governor Ned Lamont issued executive order 7H, which calls for all non-essential workers here in Connecticut to remain at home for the foreseeable future until the threat of COVID-19 has diminished. His “Stay Home, Stay Safe” policy is meant to help limit... read more

The Art of Wood Roofs in Connecticut

Before the mid-19th century advent of bituminous roofing materials – asphalt shingles, in layman’s terms – slate and wood roofs were the most prominent materials used for both commercial as well as residential buildings. Because trees were plentiful when... read more

Post Winter Roof Inspection

Even after a winter as mild as the one we’ve just had, it is still advisable to do an early spring roof inspection. The passing of itself increases the likelihood of a development which could cause either near-term or represent the beginning of a longer-term issue... read more

The Language of Roofing

Every profession or trade has its own language which, until you understand it, can make even the most straight-forward ideas seem foreign and complicated. This is absolutely true for the roofing industry.  In the hopes of educating our customers and prospects about... read more

Thoughts on Roofing and Siding in Connecticut

Michael Young, Owner of CT Roofcrafters

“Having grown up in this business and run my own company for close to two decades now, I’ve learned a lot about this business. This Blog is where I will share some my observations, interesting anecdotes and helpful hints.”