Historic Roof Replacement
Reliable Roofing Solutions
For unparalleled expertise in historic roof replacement across the Mid-Atlantic, choose PJ Fitzpatrick. Our company has decades of experience in handling projects of all sizes and complexities, and our team includes specialists in asphalt, wood, slate, metal, tile, and flat roofing, as well as flashing, gutters, and more. We are certified by industry leaders, use premium materials from top brands, and consistently deliver exceptional craftsmanship. Our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and expertise to our clients, and we understand the importance of maintaining the character and charm of historic buildings. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and commitment to preserving the integrity of historic structures. Trust our team to provide you with the best possible results for your historic roofing needs, and to deliver the highest level of quality and customer service.
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Invest in Your Property with Historic Roof Replacement
By replacing your historic roof, you are not only preserving but also increasing the value of your property. A new roof will also improve your home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency, resulting in lower heating and cooling costs. Make an investment in your home with historic roof replacement services from PJ Fitzpatrick.
Materials for Historic Roofing
When it comes to historic roofing in the Mid-Atlantic, there are many different materials that have been used over the years, and the expert team at PJ Fitzpatrick works with all of them. These include asphalt, slate, cedar, copper, tiles, metal, and more.
Asphalt shingles have been used on homes in the region since the early 1900s. Architectural shingles are often preferred for historic roof repair as they are more attractive and thicker, lasting up to 30 years.
Slate is one of the oldest roofing materials in the world and has been used in the Mid-Atlantic since colonial times. It’s an elegant option, but also one of the most expensive. However, it can last for more than 100 years.
Cedar Shingles and Shakes
During the 19th century, cedar shingles and shakes were the most popular roofing choice for homes and public buildings in this region. Cedar is beautiful and durable, and its natural aesthetic becomes more pleasing over time as the wood ages.
Copper was a popular roofing material in early America but is less common today due to its cost. However, it remains a top choice for historic roof replacement to preserve the original aesthetic, as well as its durability and longevity.
Clay tiles are often associated with Mediterranean style, but they are used for roofing worldwide. Today, they aren’t as common in colder climates, but clay is still viable, as are alternatives such as concrete and composite tiles.
Copper isn’t the only metal used for historic roof replacement. Zinc has become a top choice for its environmental friendliness. Other durable and long-lasting options include aluminum, stainless steel, and Galvalume, which is steel dipped in aluminum, zinc, and silicone.
PJ Fitzpatrick also offers a wide range of historic roof repair services. We will inspect your roof and determine if it’s possible to restore it instead of replacing it. If it is, our expert roofers will carry out repairs that protect the home and seamlessly restore the historic curb appeal.
Recognizing Common Roof Problems
Roofs are exposed to various forms of wear and tear, especially in areas with severe weather conditions like the Mid-Atlantic. Damage to shingles, flashing, gutters, and ventilation systems are common issues that homeowners may face. Ignoring these problems can lead to leaks, rotting wood, fascia damage, and other serious issues.
Check for any signs of damage on your shingles, such as tears, curling, looseness, lack of granules, or missing shingles. It’s important to address these issues promptly to prevent further damage to your roof.
Leaks can occur suddenly due to severe weather or develop over time as a result of other roofing problems. Regularly inspecting your roof can help you catch leaks early and prevent more serious issues from arising.
A poorly functioning roof can lead to water intrusion, which can cause wood components like roof sheathing, fascia boards, and dormer corner boards to rot over time.
Flashing is a thin metal sheet that’s installed to protect areas of the roof that are more prone to leaks, such as valleys and chimneys. Damaged, missing, or loose flashing can lead to leaks and other problems.
Fascia boards are not only decorative but also serve as the surface on which gutters are installed. Clogged gutters and ice dams can cause wet fascia boards, which can lead to rotting over time.
Roof vents are essential for maintaining proper airflow and temperature in the attic. Storm damage can cause damage to these vents, which can lead to increased wear on the roof over time.
The Mid-Atlantic is prone to severe weather, which can cause sudden damage to shingles, flashing, roof vents, and gutters. It’s important to address any storm damage as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration
Regularly cleaning your gutters can prevent clogs and ensure that water is shed quickly and efficiently. Clogged gutters can lead to water intrusion and ice dams in the winter.
Heavy snowfall can put a lot of stress on your roof, and the freeze-thaw cycle can cause wear and tear. Ice dams can cause significant damage to roofs, so it’s important to take measures to prevent them.
Emergency Roofing Services
In case of sudden damage to your historic roof, call us any time of day or night. Our emergency response team is available 24/7, including weekends and holidays. Due to severe weather, it may not be possible to carry out repairs right away, but we can at least stabilize the situation and prevent further damage.
Choose PJ Fitzpatrick for Historic Roof Replacement
PJ Fitzpatrick is a reputable and experienced roofing company that has restored many historic roofs throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Trust us to provide impeccable craftsmanship for your home. Contact us online today or call 1-877-246-4354 to schedule a free estimate or with any questions about our historic roof replacement services.
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