Roofing Types and Services
● Single Ply Roof Systems
Single-ply membranes are factory-manufactured sheet membranes. They generally are categorized as either thermoplastic or thermoset and include EPDM (rubber), PVC and TPO. NorthStar having successfully completed over 15 million square feet of single ply roofing over the past 15 years with over 10 million square feet currently under manufacturer’s warranty.
● Roof Maintenance Programs
NorthStar’s Service Department can assist you with scheduling bi-annual or annual inspection programs that will help identify problems, changes and breakdowns of the roofing systems. These inspections identify timely repairs to systems before they can become major problems.
● Emergency Repairs/Snow Removal
Another dimension of NorthStar’s Service Department is that numerous field personnel can be dispatched to reach our customers with extraordinary problems.
● Complete Roof System Design
NorthStar has experienced roofing designers who work directly with you, your architects and/or general contractors to specify a roofing system that fits your buildings long term needs and your budget.
● Metal Roofing Panel Systems
There are three general categories of metal roofing systems used for steep-slope roofing applications: architectural metal panel, structural metal panel and metal shingle/shingle panels. The standing seam architectural metal panel systems are a traditional New England roofing solution that is both a long-term solution and provides special architectural beauty. NorthStar has the talent, equipment and experience to deliver a quality finished roofing system.
● Slate Roofs
Roofing slate is a dense, durable, naturally occurring material that is essentially nonabsorbent. The color of slate is determined by its chemical and mineral composition. Because these factors differ in various regions, roofing slate can be obtained in a variety of colors. NorthStar has the skilled craftsmen who have installed and serviced thousands of squares of various slate roofs.
● Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs
Wood shakes and shingles are generally manufactured from western red cedar, cypress, pine and redwood trees. Shakes are split to obtain a textured effect. Wood shingles are sawn on both sides with an even taper. These are an architectural specialty that require crews with the “know how” to provide a quality installation. NorthStar provides crew’s with these proven abilities.
● Standing Seam Copper Roofing
Standing Seam Copper Panels on a roof system are constructed of many interlocking panels that run vertically from the roof's ridge (the top of the roof) to the eave. An architectural favorite, with the beauty that is sought by the demanding connoisseur who wants their building to have that long term weather proof protection and special beauty – A NorthStar specialty!
● Tile Roofs
Clay tile is produced by baking molded clay into tile. Concrete tiles are made of Portland cement, sand and water in varying proportions. As a result, there are a wide variety of tile profiles, styles, finishes and colors available. This is a specialized application that the NorthStar craftsmen have been installing and servicing for years.
● Custom Copper Cornices & Gutters
A cornice is a decorative piece of molding that extends beyond a roof and is horizontally situated. Cornices are most commonly fabricated in materials that can be soldered such as copper, lead coated copper, stainless steel, terne coated stainless steel, and zinc. These types of copper work are a thing of beauty that last a lifetime and beyond when properly prepared and installed – at NorthStar we have completed thousands of feet of cornice and gutter utilizing our technologically advanced and fully equipped sheet metal shop.
● Flat Seam Copper Roofing
Flat Seam Copper Roof Panels consisting of individual “pans” which are held in place by cleats and then the seams are malleted down and soldered. A specialized roofing style mastered by only a select few tradesmen for very particular building applications – NorthStar has installed this roofing system on numerous roofs for many satisfied clients over the years.
● Masonry Restoration & Waterproofing
Chimneys, parapet walls and custom masonry cornices can be repaired and updated by NorthStar’s masonry specialists. Waterproofing is a special application, usually to concrete that may require special sealants, primers, underlayments and overlayments. NorthStar has the technicians with the proven experience to complete these tasks.