We recently came across an article in Traditional Roofing Magazine. The article explains how to build a snow apron on a slate roof by installing soldered copper flat-lock pans. Our service department manager, Dave Berg, really liked this idea. Our repair crew was called to a home that had been experiencing extreme ice damming because of an improperly installed concrete tile roofing system. Dave thought this would be a perfect opportunity to put the snow apron to use.
The repair crew began by removing all the tiles at the low slope roof area. They then removed any water damaged decking and supports and replaced it with heavier 5/8” plywood and installed ice and moisture guard on the entire decking area.
Once the area had been prepared, they installed and soldered the copper snow apron pans over the entire low slope roof area. Each horizontal and vertical seam was completely soldered and then the lower slope roof was tied into the existing concrete tile roof. This creates an eave assembly that is completely waterproof, thus solving the previous ice damming issue.
In addition to the copper pans, our crew performed various other maintenance repairs to the rest of the roof system and upgraded the leaf protection system on the front gutter.
This repair and replacement took time and detail but it will be a permanent and long lasting solution for the homeowner. Our service department takes pride in finding your roof leaks or other home issues and implementing the best solution for you and your home. We have many years of experience doing maintenance and repairs and are always coming up with new and innovative ways to solve our customer’s problems.
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