Episode 10

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Published on:

29th Jan 2020

Roofing

Roofing

We all have a roof, but maybe we don’t think too much about it. If you are in a position to install a new roof, you’ve got options. 

Episode Recap

 What should people consider when they are getting ready to choose a new roof? 

 Do the roofs all have to be asphalt? Are there any other options?

 Why is metal roofing here so expensive but metal roofing is all over the place in rural areas north of us? 

 Shingles that reflect heat are available and will help with cooling an attic

Is it difficult to create a green roof?

Learning from the mistakes of others:

Roofing over existing shingles

Not replacing skylights at the same time. 

Using a contractor who doesn’t understand how the roof interacts with the rest of your home components. 

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About this week's guest: Walter Russell is an owner at Home Sweet Home Builders in Woburn, MA. They are full services general contractors but also specialize in roofing. Reach them at https://www.homesweethomebuildersllc.com or @HSHBLLC on Facebook and Instagram

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Are you planning a home renovation and worried that you don’t know what you are doing? Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven is an educational and entertaining podcast that will ease your fears. Join architect Katharine MacPhail as she interviews contractors, vendors, other architects and homeowners and gathers tips and cautionary tales about home renovations. Learn about materials, what to expect, what to avoid and how to make the most of the money that you will spend on your renovation.
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Katharine MacPhail

Katharine White MacPhail, Principal at dEmios Architects in Arlington, MA has been
working on residential projects of all sizes in the greater Boston area since 1996. She is
sought after for her ability to turn residential projects around quickly, and for her
competent yet light-hearted approach to architecture. Her specialty is transforming the
older homes so prevalent in Massachusetts, bringing them to the next level without
sacrificing their character. MacPhail shares her knowledge and experience through her
renovation seminars and now her podcast.
MacPhail is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a
Leed Accredited Professional. She received a Master of Architecture from Southern
California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in January of 1996. While at SCI-Arc,
she pursued projects and theory related to the study of the architecture of the
"everyday". Upon completing her MArch, Katharine was an adjunct studio instructor
for the Department of Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Katharine also holds a BA in Art History from Mount Holyoke College where she fell
in love with classical antiquities and later completed some graduate work in Historic
Preservation at Boston University before pursuing a career in architecture. MacPhail
has been involved with local politics for a number of years, and just finished 13
years of homeschooling her 3 children, plans parties and events for a number of
non-profit groups, serves as the Secretary for the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club and
plays with the Boston Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. She is the manager for the all-girl
Celtic string quintet Scottish Fish.