Historic roof restoration is a critical aspect of preserving the integrity and beauty of historic buildings. A skilled and experienced contractor is essential for ensuring that the roof restoration is done correctly and that the building is protected for generations to come.
One of the main reasons why it is so important is that these types of roofs are often made from materials that are no longer in use or are difficult to locate. For example, many historic roofs are made from wood, clay or slate tiles, which are not as readily available as modern roofing materials like asphalt shingles. Additionally, some roof types contain harmful material and require extra protection for workers as well as the environment. Old Town Roofing has the knowledge and experience to locate and acquire the right materials to match the original roof, and to install them correctly. Our first step is identifying the issue, finding the different areas where water intrusion has occurred. Old Town Roofing uses the latest technology, such as a thermal imaging drone, to identify issues that may go unseen by the human eye. Once we find the problem, we will start the research phase determining what materials were used for the original roof along with their place of origin and time period. Sometimes aging will make the material hard to identify so we will send small samples to a lab for further analysis.
Another important factor to consider is the fact that historic roofs often have unique and intricate design elements. Old Town Roofing's highly skilled craftsmen will be able to replicate these finely detailed elements accurately, ensuring that the roof looks authentic and true to the original design.
Additionally, it is vital to find a roofing contractor who has experience with the specific type of historic building needing restoration. Architecture, materials and methods, influenced from around the world have all evolved over many generations. Old Town Roofing specializes in research & planning, always providing custom solutions for any unique issues that may arise.
In conclusion, finding the right skilled & experienced contractor for a historic roof restoration is essential for preserving the integrity and beauty of these important buildings. Old Town Roofing has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to match the original materials, replicate unique design elements, and address any structural issues that may be present.
Hiring Old Town Roofing will ensure that the restoration is done correctly and that the building is protected for all future generations. Investing in a high-quality historic roof restoration is critical to preserving these beautiful sites. We would love the opportunity to speak with you more on any upcoming roofing projects.