Traditional Metal Roofing

We believe a building is only as good as the roof that’s on it.  For that reason, FHTC owns its own roll forming equipment for standing seam sheet metal roofing.  This allows us to purchase rolls of material and form it to fit the client’s buildings on the job site, whether the project is new construction or a restoration, and the pans we make are full-length, allowing us to produce work with no horizontal seams.  We work with Galvanized steel, Terne II, Copper, or pre-painted Galvalume metals.  We can form the necessary trim on site with our portable brake, and we can hand seam difficult jobs.  

Our roofs are finished with matching, historically correct half-round gutter and downspouts sytems which protect the building from storm water splash and ground saturation which can cause foundation failure.   

Any notable structural investment should be protected by a lightning suppression system.  We design such systems and install them using quality copper, brass, and stainless steel conductors.


Related Projects

Barn Roof

Barn Roof

Montgomery County
Maryland

Installing new standing seamed roof pans on Dickerson barn restoration project, as seen in the photo above. Located in Montgomery County, Maryland. 

Victorian Farmhouse Galvanized Standing Seam Roof

Victorian Farmhouse Galvanized Standing Seam Roof

Hagerstown
Maryland

This Victorian brick farmhouse had suffered roofing leaks for decades due to problems with the extensive additions which had grown over the years into a very complicated roof design.  The Client hired us to design a new roof that solved the various issues and tied the additions together more coherently,...

Residental Copper Roof

Residental Copper Roof

Hanover County
Virginia

This rambling gabled dwelling shows 20 ounce standing seamed copper roof performing in a detailed and high end setting. Project located in Hanover County, Virginia. As seen in the above photo,15 years later the roof shows a rich brown patina.  

Terne Metal Roof on Residence

Terne Metal Roof on Residence

Newmarket, Frederick County
Maryland

Installation of standing seamed terne metal over residential project, as seen in the above photo. Project located in Newmarket, Maryland, in Frederick County.

Copper Cupola Roof

Copper Cupola Roof

Frederick County
Maryland

This octagonal cupola was built as a ventilator for one of our timber frame buildings, as seen in the above photo.

Fitzgerald's Sheet Metal Roofing Services

Fitzgerald's Sheet Metal Roofing Services

Thurmont
Maryland

A handsome, historic and most durable roofing, standing seamed metal roofing was the material of choice for all types of structures for more than a century, including barns, churches, covered bridges and public buildings. Paintable, lightweight and rigid, this material is remarkably versatile due to its ability to install over...

1700's Farm House

1700's Farm House

Near Emmitsburg
Maryland

We worked with the owner and thier carpenter on this project as a new wrap around porch, second floor balcony (sleeping porch) and exterior siding were installed in conjunction with the installation of a new roof.  FHTC installed a new standing seam, galvanized metal roof which replaced the existing roof...

Gambrel Barn Roof With Cupolas

Gambrel Barn Roof With Cupolas

Frederick
Maryland

Enormous Gambrel Roofed Barn with cupola, as seen in the photo above.

Complex Tapered Standing Seam Roof Near Libertytown, MD

Complex Tapered Standing Seam Roof Near Libertytown, MD

Near Libertytown
Maryland

Complex Tapering Roof For Pool Building. New timberframe construction near Libertytown, MD, after completion (Photo courtesy of Fitzgerald's Heavy Timber Construction, Inc., 2007).

Historic District Skylights

Historic District Skylights

Frederick
Maryland

Skylights can be very tricky to make weathertight.  Using a traditional metal roof material like galvanized steel, Terne, or copper makes the job much more secure as the material can be soldered. This project was extra delicate in that it had to meet the appoval of the Historic District Commission....