From left to right: Greg Perkins, president of Performance Roof Systems Inc., Kansas City, Mo.; Sen. James Talent (R-Mo.); Eric Kirberg, vice president of marketing for Kirberg Roofing Inc., St. Louis, and chairman of NRCA's Government Relations Committee; and Chris Boland, president of The Quality Roofing Co. Inc., Kansas City.
Fallingwater, Mill Run, Pa., was was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937.
Photo courtesy of Christopher Little.
Roofing workers used chipping hammers to remove debris down to the concrete deck.
Photo courtesy of J.L. Robinson Inc., Pittsburgh.
Because of the damp environment in Mill Run, Pa., and Fallingwater's design, which allows water to flow over the building like a waterfall, terraces feature waterproofing materials (above). Fallingwater's low-slope roof systems feature Siplast Paradiene 20 TG S, Paradiene 20 TS, Paradiene 20 EG and Parafor 50 LT.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fallingwater as a series of cantilevers, or supporting shelves.
Flagstone pieces were photographed, mapped and numbered before they were removed for terrace restoration work. This ensured all flagstone pieces were returned to their original positions.
To get warm, workers often use temporary heaters, such as the propane heater shown here.
Taylor, president of All-Star Roofing Inc., Amity Harbor, N.Y., with his wife, Rosemary; stepson, Michael; and daughters, Ashley (left) and Olivia.