Selected Reading On Flashing And Sheetmetal

Procedure code:
760001R
Source:
Preservation Technology Source Book
Division:
Thermal and Moisture Protection
Section:
Flashing And Sheet Metal
Last Modified:
08/11/2016

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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.

Articles/Papers

  • Bock, Gordon. "Making Sense of Metal Roofs." The Old-House Journal, July/August 1992, pp.30-33.
  • ________. "Gutter Talk." The Old-House Journal, May/June 1990, pp. 32-33.
  • "Galvanic Corrosion (Electrolysis) Potential Between Common Flashing Materials and Selected Construction Materials." From Ramsey/Sleeper, Architectural Graphic Standards. 8th. Ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1988. p. 360.
  • Johnson, Walker C. "Copper Dome and Cornice Restoration and Reconstruction." APT Bulletin, Vol. XXI, No. 1, 1989, pp. 37-48.
  • Jowers, Walter. "Standing Seam Roofs." The Old-House Journal, March 1985, pp. 35, 44-48.
  • Leeke, John. "Half-Round Metal Gutters." The Old-House Journal, July/August 1992, 34-41.
  • O'Donnell, Bill. "Gutter Repairs." The Old-House Journal, March/April 1987, pp. 27-31.
  • Poore, Jonathan. "Flashing a Chimney." The Old-House Journal, April 1983, pp. 70-71.
  • ________. "Gutter Expansion Joint For Metal Lining in Built- In Wood Gutter." The Old-House Journal, June 1980, p. 71.
  • Poore, Patricia & Jonathan. "Old Gutters." The Old-House Journal, March/April 1987, pp. 24-25.
  • Sweetser, Sarah M. "Roofing for Historic Buildings." Preservation Briefs #4. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1978.
  • Technical Staff, OHJ. "Maintenance of Gutters (Part 1)." The Old-House Journal, October 1979, pp. 109, 116-118.
  • ________. "Maintenance of Gutters (Part 2)." The Old-House Journal, November 1979, pp. 129-130.
  • Technical Staff, TB. "Sheetmetal Embellishments", and "Sheetmetal Ornament Sourcelist." Traditional Building, March/April 1993, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 29-34.
  • Waite, John G. "Tinplate and Terneplate Roofing, Preservation and Repair." The Old-House Journal, March 1981, pp. 53, 68-69.

Books

  • Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds. Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of "Architectural Graphic Standards". New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.
  • Gayle, Margot, David W. Look, and John G. Waite. Metals in America's Historic Buildings. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1980.
  • McCampbell, B. Harrison. Problems in Roofing Design. Boston, MA: Butterworth Architecture, 1991.
  • Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Inc. (SMACNA). 1929 Standard Practice Sheet Metal Work. Vienna, VA:SMACNA, 1929; reprint ed., Vienna, VA: SMACNA, 1987.

Other References

  • Bleekman, III, George M., et. al. "Twentieth Century Building Materials: 1900-1950: An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.
Last Reviewed: 2017-08-13