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Forever Snow Guard Installation

Forever Snow Guard Installation

The pictures below document the installation of a Sieger heavy duty snow guard on a slate roof. While retrofit hook snow guards are quick and simply installed, there is a case to be made regarding the fact that the nail is already serving a purpose of...

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Stortz Seaming Pliers

Stortz Seaming Pliers

How do these pliers differ from what you may find at your local roofing supply store? Strength - The size and weight of the pliers allow for ample leverage on any metal.  The heavy duty models allow for a particularly strong grip and the handles offer...

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Making Curved Standing Seam Panels

Making Curved Standing Seam Panels

*note: Special thanks to Kevin Roselli (Metal Solutions LLC) for the photographs of the copper bell tower project in this post "Whatever good things we build, end up building us..." There is something fascinating about architectural copper work. The green patina of...

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Quality Roofing Tools, Masonry Tools, Hand Tools and More

John Stortz & Son, Inc. is a fifth generation American family of toolmakers located in “Old City” Philadelphia. Our record of longevity is still based on a commitment to our customer’s needs and their satisfaction. Behind every “Stortz” tool, stands our pledge to offer you superior quality products, competitive pricing and prompt customer service. We manufacture and distribute roofing tools, masonry tools, paint scrapers, other scraping tools, cooperage tools, and gardening tools.

Our well known line of slate tools includes rippers, hammers, cutters, and stakes. As the sheet metal roofing industry continues to grow we supply a line of sheet metal tools that include soldering irons and accessories, snips, standing seam tools, and many tools for general bending purposes. Our masonry tools include our unique Washington Pattern brick hammers, multi-purpose wall scrapers and our full line of brick pointing tools. The exceptional wood handled paint scrapers are preferred by the tradesmen because of the superior blade sharpness, overall strength and durability.

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