When you’re restoring a historic home, it’s important that you’re careful in the materials you use. After all, since the home is a piece of history, you’ll want to be as accurate as possible when it comes to its restoration. That way, it won’t lose its historic and financial value. Thankfully, you have a few options when it comes to roofing materials for historic homes.
In this post, roofing services provider Custom Installations discusses the best roofing materials to use for your historic home restoration project.
Wood is the oldest type of roofing material known to man and has been widely used in the U.S. since the 17th century. However, if you’re considering wood shingles for your historic home’s roof, consider materials such as pine, oak, and cedar for a striking presentation.
On the other hand, you can also have your roofing and siding contractor use tile for your historic home’s roof. This roofing material was popular during the 20th century and thanks to their barrel shapes and colored glazes, tile roofing can give your home a visually striking appearance. Other than that, it’s also fireproof, making it suitable for historic homes in wildfire-prone areas.
Alternatively, you can also use slate roofs when restoring a historic home, especially if you want the roof to last for a longer period of time. While it may be a bit costly to install, keep in mind that this is merely a one-time investment as you’ll save a significant amount from its lack of maintenance in the long run.
Planning to re-roof a historic home? Don’t hesitate to turn to Custom Installations, the number one expert to approach when it comes to and roof repair services. Give us a call at (847) 558-1967 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Glenview, IL, and other nearby areas.