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Commercial Roof Project

We’re working on replacing the roof system on a 20 story high-rise building. This includes the complete removal of the existing (2) roof systems, down to the concrete deck. The new roof system is a Carlisle Fleece-Back EPDM and will include a...... Read More

Thanks to our Customers

We often receives thanks from our clients but sometimes we just want to share them. Thanks so much to our client, Jay Bookout, who took the time to write us this letter. We are proud to have served you and there’s no better feeling that to have...... Read More

Ornamental Slate Inscription

A couple years ago we salvaged a green and purple Vermont slate, from a chapel in Mt. Adams. The church was built in 1900 and the slate was still in good condition. We ended up using the salvaged slate to make a new roof on a home in Clifton, Ohio....... Read More

Restored Front Porch

We restored this front porch. This included a new slate roof, copper box gutters, finials and a hand-made copper crest. ... Read More

Cloisters Community New Roof

The Cloisters community was built in 1970 and is situated in Mt. Adams. The Frank-Lloyd Wright, style of architecture, is best displayed through it’s many roof lines and complex angles, allowing for some of the best river views in the city. To...... Read More

Hail Damaged Bay Windows

Another day, another bay…. window! We replaced this hail-damaged bay window in Villa Hills, KY. These types of bay windows are particularly difficult due to the concave design and having three sides. Its pleasing to the eye as all three sides...... Read More

Repairing Historic House's Yankee Gutters

We are honored to be working on such a historic house. We’re restoring the “Yankee-Gutters”. Here’s a little information on the Waldschmidt House, located at 7567 Glendale Milfrod Rd, Camp Dennison, Ohio, 45111. In 1794,...... Read More

Drone Video of Slate Roof and Box Gutter

Great video of a slate roof and box gutter restoration project we recently completed! ... Read More

Slate Roof and Copper Gutter Repair

Another restoration project is underway in Mt. Adams, Ohio, at the old Monastery on St. Paul Place. We are restoring the slate roof, copper built-in gutters and flashings. There will be a lot of custom sheet-metal work. It’s off to a great...... Read More

Certainteed Landmark Tri-Laminate shingle installation

Hyde Park, Ohio, – Certainteed Landmark Tri-Laminate shingle installation. 50-Year roof system! ... Read More

Slate restoration in Newport, KY

Slate restoration in Newport, KY is complete. We were able to get some cool pictures from a drone. ... Read More

Working hard on these hot summer days!

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Large Slate Restoration Project

A large slate restoration project, copper built in gutters and sheet metal work at a local church and a completed slate restoration, all in a days work! The year is off to a busy start! ...... Read More

Installing 125 Year Old Stained Glass Mosaic

Spent the afternoon helping a homeowner put up a stained glass mosaic that he found hidden behind a wall during our restoration project. The Mosaic is over 125 years old and was never installed on the gable when the house was originally built in the...... Read More

HKC Helps with Childhood Food Solutions

Childhood Food Solutions provides food for children in the 45255 ZIP code. Jamie and Jeff volunteered to make lunch bags for the weekend and also for the upcoming spring break. This ensures that food insecure children will have lunch while...... Read More

Curved Copper Dormer

Curved copper dormer! Our guys made every piece from scratch using old world techniques, including locked and soldered seams. Spring is almost here so give us a call for all your roofing needs. We can efficiently handle minor repairs on your shingle...... Read More

2016 Cincinnati Home and Garden Show

The 2016 Cincinnati Home and Garden Show is under way. Stop down and see us at our booth! ... Read More

Sheet Metal Roofing Training Course

We sent several of our foremen to an advanced training course on sheet metal roofing and sheet metal seaming methods. These roofing methods date back centuries and have proven to be the most practical for longterm waterproofing. We’re proud of...... Read More

Cathedral Ceilings Case Study

As winter sets in and we deal with snow and ice on a regular basis, consider how this affects your house. This case study, written by Craig Frondorf, explains how heat loss through various components in your house can lead to issues. This helps to...... Read More

Ornamental Copper Fixtures Work

It was too cold to work on roofs today so we’re catching up on some ornamental work! We have (8) of these ornamental copper fixtures to make for a 20 story building in Cincinnati, Ohio. The old metal pieces were destroyed over the years so the...... Read More

Salvaging Over 5000 Sq. Ft. of Vermont Purple and Green Slate

We’re back at it again…. salvaging over 5000 Sq. Ft. of Vermont purple and green slate. This building is set to be demolished to make way for new student housing in Clifton, OH. The slate is only 5 years and will make an exceptional roof...... Read More

Restoring Slate Roof and Yankee Gutters

HKC Roofing is restoring the slate roof and yankee gutters on this home in Fort Thomas, KY. More pictures to come of this beautiful restoration! ...... Read More

Protect Your Slate Roof From Ice Dams

Henry Mitchell of HKC Roofing in Cincinnati, Ohio, shows a method where the eaves on a slate roof can be fortified by increasing the headlap. This involves removing the slates along the eaves, then reslating the eaves with an extra course or two to...... Read More

How to find the RIGHT Roofing Contractor for your project!

When it comes time for you to find a roofing contractor to work on your home or business it’s imperative to find the RIGHT contractor for the project. In Cincinnati alone, there are over 400 roofing contractors listed in the Yellow Pages and...... Read More

New Delhi Ohio Roof

We just completed this roof in Delhi, Ohio! Looks fantastic! It’s not too late to get your roofing work done this year. Call before it’s too late! ... Read More

New Roof in Roselawn, Ohio

We’re installing a new roof in Roselawn, Ohio. This homeowner will be safe and sound for the next 30+, thanks to this new Certainteed Landmark Pro roof system! ... Read More

Power of recycling

This is a great example of the power of recycling. The guys worked hard to salvage a 115 year old Vermont slate roof from a local church. After blending the slate with other salvaged Vermont slates from our stock we were able to create a truly unique...... Read More

Golf Manor Permanent Projector Screen

We wanted to say thank you to our local, Golf Manor, police and fire department by donating our services. They were in need of a permanent projector screen for their training room. We couldn’t be more happy than to help these guys out! ...... Read More

Copper Sewer Vent Flashing

Here’s a “How-to” on fabricating a LIFETIME, copper sewer vent flashing. This will be installed on a slate roof. It’s a little time consuming but whats a couple hours of work for something that will last 100 years…. ...... Read More

70 Year Old Asbestos Tile Roof

We are working on a 70 year old asbestos tile roof. We’re fabricating a new copper chimney pan and valley to replace the old tin sheet metal. ...... Read More

Church Box Gutter and Cornice Restoration

We are performing a box gutter and cornice restoration on a church in Cincinnati. Most of the wood was already rotted away and the 125 year old sheet metal cornice was falling apart. The cornice details were intimidating but we were able to recreate...... Read More

Copper Chimney Flashing

Completed a copper chimney flashing on a Ludowici S-Tile roof yesterday. Great work to our guys! ... Read More

Installing a Vermont Slate Roof

We are wrapping up this 140′ high tower. Installing a Vermont slate roof with 13 different sizes creates a truly unique roof that will last for the next 125-150 years. Great job guys! ...... Read More

Box Gutter Restoration on 80 year old Ludowici French Tile Roof

We just completed this box gutter restoration on an 80 year old Ludowici French Tile roof. Now it can continue to perform for many years to come. Our guys did a great job! ...... Read More

Restoring Tower in Downtown Cincinnati

We’re getting busy restoring this tower in downtown Cincinnati. We are removing and salvaging the existing 100 year old Peach Bottom slate roof (to be used on another project). This tower is a staggered 150′ feet from the busy streets...... Read More

Custom Copper Ridge Crest

Today we made a custom copper ridge crest. This will be installed at the peak of a slate roof. Everything is made by hand and soldered together. The slate roof is new Buckingham black and reclaimed red slate. ...... Read More

HKC Roofing Attends 2015 IRE

This year the International Roofing Exposition was held in New Orleans, LA and featured three days of educational classes presented by industry leaders. The Expo drew more than 9,000 people, spreading over 52 countries. The massive convention center...... Read More

Cornice Restoration

There was a point in time, around the turn of the century, when every building was designed with unique custom details. Proud and skilled craftsmen poured their all into constructing buildings that would stand the test of time, and shine in a...... Read More

HKC Roofing Builds Roof-Training Facility

The roofing industry today has found itself in quite a predicament. Almost all of the skilled tradesmen have either past away or now are reaching retirement, leaving behind a young and typically unskilled work force. In addition, asphalt shingles...... Read More

HKC Roofing Invests in New Facility

HKC Roofing recently moved into a new 14,000 office/warehouse. As our business continues to grow we needed more space to accommodate our growing fleet of vehicles and large amount of equipment and supplies. Our new space includes brand new offices...... Read More

HKC Roofing Participates in Local Food Drive

February marks the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association’s annual food drive for local pantries. Last week, HKC Roofing and other local volunteers took park in organizing and distributing over $15,000 worth of food. In...... Read More

HKC Roofing Tours the Ludowici Roof Tile Plant

New Lexington, Ohio – A group from HKC Roofing set off on a trip to tour the Ludowici roof tile plant in New Lexington, Ohio. Ludowici is the name to know in the tile roofing industry, their manufacturing history dates back over 400 years in...... Read More

HKC Roofing Attends the 62nd International Federation of Roofing Trades Congress

Bucharest, Romania – The International Federation for the Roofing Trades held its 62nd annual Congress in Bucharest, Romania this year. A 3-day World Championship for Young Roofers was made up of 21 European countries showcasing each respective...... Read More

HKC Roofing Invests in State of the Art Equipment

Cincinnati, Ohio – HKC recently purchased a Roper Whitney Shear and Automated Press Brake. The Auto-Brake has the industries leading technology with a touch screen computer to drag and draw parts instantaneously. This is just one of many new...... Read More

HKC Roofing Attends the National Slate Associations Fall Conference - Quebec, City

Quebec City, Canada – HKC Roofing recently attended the National Slate Associations fall conference in Quebec City, Canada. The conference included architects, historic preservationists, slate suppliers and contractors. We took part in round...... Read More

Flat-Lock Copper Case Study

Flat roofs are the most difficult roofs to maintain long-term watertightness. When installing a flat roof there are many options available to you but not all are created equal.  There’s no better option than the flat-lock copper roof. The system...... Read More

Traditional Roofing Methods Drive Company

At HKC Roofing Co., newer does not always equal better. HKC has invested heavily in their mission to return to traditional roofing methods, employing the use of essential specialty tools and equipment, as well as state-of-the-art training for their...... Read More