Historic Roof Restorations & Replacement
Restore Your Roof to its Original Look
One of New Jersey’s best assets is its fine collection of historic homes. In addition to the more modern asphalt shingles, you can find a variety of other roof materials like slate, tile, and wood. You also see gorgeous copper roofing, gutters, and flashing. Given our locational advantage, Bay Roofing has had the privilege of working on many of these gems and has become a leader in historic restoration work, setting us apart from other roofers. Contact us to discuss your historic roof restoration needs.
Historic Roof Repair
Over time, your roofing materials will eventually need to be repaired or replaced. Bay Roofing is the local expert when it comes to historical roofing repairs in New Jersey. We can inspect your roof, gables, turrets, gutters, and downspouts and restore your property to its glory. If repair is not possible we can usually replace your roof with the same materials.
Historic Roof Replacement
To preserve the historical look of your property you may want to install a new roof of the same materials or one that closely resembles the original. At Bay Roofing we have worked on virtually every style of roofing and have developed great experience restoring the charm and protection of historical roofing. We can replace your roof with traditional materials or use modern methods to provide you with the look you desire.
Traditional Roofing Materials
Depending on the period of construction and style of the home, your property’s roof could be made of slate, copper, tile, cedar, tile, or asphalt. Many towns in New Jersey have historical ordinances that require exterior repairs and replacements to follow historic guidelines. At Bay Roofing we’re experienced working with these historic roofing materials.
In New Jersey, slate is the most common historic material used. Did you know that slate roofing is an art that goes back to around 1287? Slate was often used at the time for castles due to its high weather and fire resistance. Today, many slate roofs have been replaced with asphalt shingles because they are more affordable and can often mimic the look of slate.
Cedar Shakes & Shingles
Cedar shingles are beautiful and provide a natural wood aesthetic that is quite distinct. They offer excellent thermal insulation, are storm and weather-resistant, and last upward of 30 years. Unfortunately, they do require regular maintenance to achieve that lifespan and can be damaged easily if not cared for. Contact the team at Bay Roofing now for more information.
Tile roofing is made of either clay or concrete. It is weather-resistant, reduces energy costs, requires minimal maintenance, and lasts upward of 50 years. Not all homes can support the weight of a tile roof. Additionally materials and labor can be more expensive than the alternatives. If you wish to maintain this roofing material, we’re here to discuss your options.
Metal roofs are once again gaining popularity, and while they are more expensive than the typical asphalt shingle roof, that is offset by several benefits. They are environmentally friendly, extremely energy efficient, and durable, and they last between 40 and 70 years. Aluminum and tin standing seam metal roofs are popular choices today.
Using copper in roofing is a timeless art that’s derived from ancient times. The first copper in roofing architecture dates back to the 3rd Century BC. Copper, in addition to being durable, adds an elegant touch. With our dedication to this old-world craftsmanship, our team brings this ancient tradition of timeless art to your home.
Asphalt is among the most common materials used for modern roofing and is available in both traditional and architectural shingles. This material is affordable and easy to install. It fits practically any house style and can last 20 years or more. They also can mimic the look of slate and tile roofs making them a common material for historic restorations.
Trust Bay Roofing to Restore Your Property
We have been preserving the roofing and gutter materials of historic properties in New Jersey for over 40 years. We’re committed to quality craftsmanship and complete customer satisfaction. If you need a historical roof repair or replacement, call 1-888-820-6028 or contact us today to get a quote.