Living in a historic home or building has its perks. By living there, you instantly become a part of its history while learning about the many secrets hidden within its nooks and crannies. You may find old forgotten furniture and timepieces that have been left behind over the years by previous inhabitants, giving your house an even more authentic look with each discovery.
There have been many cases where people have found ancient buried treasures hidden in walls, floorboards, and more. The architecture of historic homes and buildings is usually its standout feature. They provide homeowners and passersby with a window into a life long gone.
While living in these historic places can be lovely, their upkeep isn’t easy, especially if you want to maintain the original architecture and interiors. Part of maintaining your historical home is by making sure that your roofing system is functioning well, so things like leaks or debris don’t end up ruining your historic home.
Your roofing system can make or break the appearance of the exterior and the interior of your home. If your roofing system has deteriorated, it will automatically make your historic home look rundown. A deteriorated roofing system can also cause significant issues in your home, like leaking, a sagging roof, and more.
Our professional roofers at Burford Roofing & Construction work with the most dedicated precision and skill to provide you with the highest quality roofing services in Lafayette. We understand how important it is for your historical home’s integrity, so we will only call this project a “job well done” if you are 100% satisfied!
These are some of the ways that you can preserve the roof of your historic home:
Maintaining your roof is essential to preserving its longevity. Please make sure any fungi or mold that may be eating away at the roofing materials are removed before they can cause more structural damage. Just as vines add beauty and charm, their roots eat into a home’s structure like termites. So make it a point to trim them every time you notice their growth getting a little out of control.
Remove any build-up of dirt and debris. These things can add tremendous weight to your already fragile roofing system. Make sure that your gutter system is effectively removing water from your rooftop. The quickest way to damage any roofing system is by ignoring stagnant water.
Repair and Replace
Your roof is the only thing between you and a potential disaster. If there are any holes in your system, make sure to repair those as soon as possible. Holes can lead to significant leakage or interior damages, which we know nobody wants.
Suppose you find that shingles are missing; it’s essential to replace those as soon as possible. However, things might be a little tricky if you have a roofing material style that’s no longer being manufactured. Not to worry, many roofing materials like asphalt shingles or even metal can be designed in such a way to suit almost any roofing system.
Installing a roofing system on your old historical home could prove to be complicated. You would have to install something that is both modern but still complements the home’s historical architecture.
You can replace your old roofing system with materials that can be easily manipulated to look like a historic roof without the run-down effect. Materials such as slate, cedar, metal, and asphalt are all roofing materials that can be styled according to the aesthetics of your home.
For more information on historical roofing systems and how best to take care of them, give Burford Roofing & Construction a call today!