Historic Roof Repair Services
Bay Roofing offers a full range of historic roof repair services. Our company is fully licensed and insured and has more than four decades of experience repairing and replacing historic roofs in New Jersey where we’re based, as well as in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Trusted Historic Roof Repair
Bay Roofing has been an established and trusted company in this region since 1981. Our roofing team includes highly trained and dedicated roofers who have extensive historic roof repair experience, and that wealth of experience is what distinguishes us from many other companies that provide these services. Our company has the latest and most advanced equipment available. We’re well versed in both old and new restoration and preservation techniques, and we work with all materials, including asphalt shingles, clay and concrete tiles, cedar shingles and shakes, slate, metal, and flat roofing products.
Emergency Roof Repair
Some repairs simply can’t wait, which is why our historic roof repair team is on call around the clock, including on the weekends and during the holidays. Even if we’re unable to carry out the repair immediately due to circumstances beyond our control, such as ongoing severe weather, our team can at least stabilize the situation in order to ensure that the damage doesn’t worsen.
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Types of Roofs We Replace
No matter what type of roof you have on your home our local roofers in New Jersey can help repair or replace it. We specialize in installing and repairing various roofing materials that are common throughout the area. Reach out now to request an estimate!
Asphalt shingles have been used on homes in this region as far back as the early 1900s. Architectural shingles are generally preferred for historic roof repair as they’re more attractive and thicker and last upward of 30 years.
Slate roofing has been used on homes in America since the 1600s. This material provides among the most beautiful roof aesthetics available, and while initial costs are higher than with other materials, slate can last upward of 150 years.
In the 19th century, wood was the most prevalent roofing material. Cedar shingles and shakes have long been a particularly popular choice because cedar is durable, impact resistant, and energy efficient, and its aesthetic evolves nicely as the wood ages.
Copper is believed to be the oldest form of metal roofing. The material is less common today as there are more affordable metals available, but copper remains popular for historic roof repair for its aesthetics and because of its light weight.
Tile Roofing Shingles
Clay tiles have been used for roofing in America at least as far back as the 1650s. They are, however, less prevalent in the Northeast as they’re susceptible to damage from hail and freezing temperatures. Concrete tiles can withstand colder temperatures.
A wide range of metals other than copper are used for metal roofing. Zinc has become the green standard as it’s long lasting and easily recycled. Aluminum is a popular alternative suitable for coastal environments. Other options include steel and tin.
Common Roofing Problems
There are many roofing problems that are common to New Jersey homes, including leaks, damaged shingles, and missing wood, and our team fixes them all. If you’re in need of residential roof repair services, call us at 1-888-820-6028 or contact us online. One of our experts will inspect your roof and provide you with an honest and professional assessment.
Damaged or Loose Shingles
Loose shingles not only ruin your home’s curb appeal but can lead to water intrusion. Reach out to Bay Roofing as soon as possible if you notice shingles that are missing, curled upward, torn, or otherwise damaged.
Leaks can manifest suddenly, such as due to severe weather, or happen over time as small water intrusion problem develops into a more serious issue. Fix leaks right away as they’ll only worsen and get more expensive to repair.
Roofs and gutter systems are designed to shed water as quickly as possible. When those systems aren’t functioning correctly, the result is rotted wood, and compromised wood will eventually lead to a wide range of serious roof issues.
Leaking or Damaged Flashing
Flashing is a thin metal used around roof features, such as vents, chimneys, and skylights, and wherever the roof plane meets a vertical surface, such as a dormer. Missing, damaged, or rusted flashing can lead to serious leaks.
Strong winds have been known to damage fascias, but most fascia damage is caused by excess moisture. This can happen due to a clogged gutter or an issue with the roof itself, such as ice dams or missing shingles.
Damaged Roof Vents
Roof vents allow for airflow that keeps your roof and attic at an optimal temperature. Damaged vents can make a home less energy efficient, cause roofing materials to wear down faster, and allow water to get under the shingles.
Storm damage to roofs is a common problem for homeowners in the Northeast. Roofs in this area are often subject to strong winds and heavy rains that can damage shingles. Impacts from hail also compromise shingles and lead to leaks.
Clogged gutters are a serious problem as water will often splash back onto the shingles and fascias. This will damage the roof and lead to leaks over time and can cause other damage, including to your siding, windows, and foundation.
Snow and Ice Damage
Accumulation of snow and ice creates stress that causes your roof to wear down faster. The freezing and thawing cycle can lead to cracks in your shingles, and ice dams can cause significant damage to shingles, fascias, and gutters.
Historic Roof Replacement
There are times when historic roof repair isn’t practical due to the extent of the damage. If it makes more financial sense to replace your historic roof, we can help with that as well. Our team handles everything from the tear-off to the historic roof installation and finishing touches, and we provide historic roof replacement estimates at no cost and without obligation.
Trust Bay Roofing for Historic Roof Repair
Bay Roofing is among the most trusted and established names in historic roof repair throughout the region, and we welcome the opportunity to help you restore and preserve your historic roof. Call us today at 1-888-820-6028 or contact us online to schedule an estimate or with any questions about our repair services.