The Home of Linda Rossin Studios

Not Just Your Ordinary Roof Replacement!

Insulating the building’s interior in the usual fashion was not an option for me since I wanted the natural wooden beams and trusses to remain visible throughout most of the studio’s inside. The only way to achieve this was to insulate from the roof up, and that’s exactly what was done.

My husband and I did a lot of research on this subject and were very fortunate to be directed to a product approved commercial roofer, Nutek Roofing Systems located in Lake Hopatcong just a hop, skip and a jump from the studio.

As you will see from the following photographs this installation was not a simple application of just shingles. There were layers of insulation boards offset with vented insulation nailboard panels, an ice shield, deep fascia's, vented soffits, shingles, roof vents and heavy duty aluminum cladding and gutters. We are very pleased with a job well done, expedited in a timely manner by a very professional and warm owner and crew.

Material delivery
Insulation board and vented nailboard insulation panel.

Shingle removal
This was the easy part!

In the upper left corner of this picture you can see Lake Swannanoa. The lake is not visible from the road because of the dam that Ringling erected. This was done so that he could produce electricity for his estate.

Cones and a boards were placed at the nearest corner to the road to protect passing vehicles.

Fascia Boards
This photo was taken at the rear of the building where you can see the fascia board being installed against vertical spacers. This will allow for air movement from the eaves through the vented nailboard and out the ridge vent. The depth of the fascia gives you an idea as to how thick the insulation is. I’d like to mention that everything was screwed into place (not nailed) with special 7” long screws!

Vented Insulation Nailboard Panel
A layer of plain insulation panel (not shown) was laid prior to the installation of the vented nailboard. The vented nailboard was then set on top of the first layer of insulation. All seams were offset so that there is very little or no chance for heat to escape.

Here you can see one of the vented insulation nailboard panels, which is resting on the roof’s surface behind the crouched roofer. The ice shield is being unrolled and laid over the insulation panels.

Ice Shield
Looking from one end of the studio to the other you can see the ice shield application in it’s entirety. The rectangular shapes on the left are packages of shingles.

Once all of the insulation boards and the ice shield were installed, heavy gauge aluminum cladding was used to cover the new eaves and rakes of the roof. This is difficult to see because it was ordered (brown) to match the existing trim.

The completed back roof.

The finished roof! You’d never guess that there is 4” of insulation under the shingles.