Historical Roofing

Renaissance - The Renewal of Life | Rebirth

Your historical roofing system protects your home from multiple forms of weather, including the sun and rain. As these historical roofing systems near the end of their life-cycle, deterioration accelerates and causes damage to wood, plaster, paint, masonry and interior furnishings. Swift action and a timely inspection to identify the proper course of action is necessary for the restoration of your historical roofing system.

Renaissance Roofing Inc. stresses the importance of proper restoration with your historical roofing system. This includes returning the appearance and physical integrity of the roofing system back to its original condition. To accomplish this, experience and knowledge in the installation and construction of historical roofing systems is a necessity, along with the ability to acquire or create the roofing materials once used to decorate and protect your home.

Renaissance Roofing Inc. has made it its number one priority to Bring New Life to Historical Roofing Systems. Our company has studied and gathered the necessary knowledge and expertise to install the most intricate historical roofing systems. Our company has also gathered the largest inventory of historical roofing materials in the United States. If you seek a roofing company devoted to the proper restoration of historical roofing systems.

Feel free to call 1-800-699-5695 to schedule a Full Magellan Roof Assessment!


Metal Roofing

historical roofingMetal Roofing has been a long lasting roofing material that has been used effectively since the 19th century to cover the grandest mansions, churches, government buildings and homes across the United States. Many of these roofing materials include copper, lead, iron, zinc, and tin and carry a life expectancy over 100 years. Given such a long life expectancy, metal roofing has become increasingly popular as a replacement to asphalt shingles.

Timely inspections and maintenance of metal roofs are essential to avoid corrosion, fatigue, and puncturing of the metal roof. Renaissance Roofing Inc. has learned the various techniques to install and repair multiple varieties of metal roofing systems across the United States. To learn more about this metal roofing project, click here.


Concrete Tile Roofing

Concrete roofing tile is similar to clay tile and slate in its regard to durability and lifespan. If installed with the correct knowledge and techniques, the tile can last a lifetime. Concrete tile also come in many different colors, sizes, and styles to help fit the specific design and structure of your home. Another significant advantage for concrete tile is that it is cheaper than clay tile or slate.

However, concrete tile does weigh more per square foot than many other roofing materials and significantly more than asphalt and wood/cedar. A proper roof assessment is required to determine if the structure of your home can withstand the weight of a concrete tile roofing system.


Asbestos Roofing

Asbestos Shingles became increasingly popular in the early 20th century due to four impressive characteristics of Asbestos.

  1. Asbestos, for the most part, was cheaper compared to slate and clay tile.
  2. Asbestos proved to be fireproof.
  3. It was much more lightweight that clay tile and slate, this made it easier to transport and install.
  4. Lastly, it proved to be highly durable.

It does not have a century old life expectancy such as clay tile or slate, but it does have the capability of lasting over 60 years. These characteristics helped aid the spread of asbestos shingles across the United-states until the rise of asphalt based shingles in the turn of the 20th century.

Due to health concerns and  regulations, roofing companies can no longer install asbestos shingles. After many years, asbestos shingles become brittle and even the slip of a hammer can crack the face of the shingle. If a roofing company lacks experience, an attempted repair can result in more damage and/or a full replacement. Let our knowledge and expertise with asbestos help you in determining the best course of action with your asbestos roof.


Wood & Cedar Roofing

Wood and cedar shingles have been a popular roofing material throughout the United States during all periods of our building history. The wood/cedar shingles have developed and changed over the past few centuries, but have ended up as one of the most fashionable and appealing roofing materials. With proper installation and maintenance wood/cedar shingles have an average life expectancy of over 100 years.

If you own a wood/cedar roof and are looking for a repair or replacement. Renaissance Roofing Inc. has the knowledge and expertise to guide you step by step in your roofing repair.


Slate Roofing

Slate Roofs have protected the castles and cathedrals of Europe for centuries without fail. Roofing slate is carefully quarried from the ground and is still produced much the same way it was 500 years ago. Having worked on thousands of slate roofs across the United States, Renaissance Roofing has rediscovered the proper installation methods employed by craftsmen centuries ago, recreating these techniques for your natural slate roof.

To facilitate timely and visually, pleasing slate roof repairs we carry a large inventory of Vermont Slate, Buckingham Slate and Pennsylvania Slate. Homeowners requiring a new slate roofing system should know that the most important day in the life of your slate roof is the day it is installed. Trust only the most skilled and knowledgeable slate roofing installers in the nation.


Clay Tile Roofing

The most prominent city homes, country estates, Carnegie Libraries, universities, courthouses and churches are protected by terra cotta roof tiles. For centuries, ceramic tile roofs has sheltered buildings around the world, making them the choice of the most discerning owners and architects.

Renaissance Roofing is dedicated to historical roofing systems. Since 1992 our team has developed the systems and methodologies to restore your tile roof to perform for another century. Let our Historical Building Specialist help you determine if your clay tile roof requires repair or is need of a complete restoration with our Magellan Roof Assessment.


The 3 Most Common Problems with Historical Roofing Systems

Are you an owner of an historical roofing system and aren’t sure what to expect?

Our free e-book will give you the tips and suggestions to allow you to take better care of your beautiful roofing system and help you:

  • Know if your roof is designed appropriately.
  • Learn what impacts the health of your roofing system the most.
  • Learn what common problems require immediate action.
  • Learn if your historic roofing system has been repaired correctly in the past.
  • and determine if your roof is suffering from the 3 most common problems with historical roofing systems.

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