Historic Roof Replacement Services
Bay Roofing is a premier roofing contractor in New Jersey that specializes in historic roof replacement and is trusted by many homeowners throughout the region. Our company has more than 40 years of experience, is fully licensed and insured, and has expertise will all materials used for historic roofs, including architectural shingles, slate, cedar shingles and shakes, clay and concrete tiles, and copper and other metals.
Roofing Expertise You Can Trust
Choose Bay Roofing because we have more than four decades of experience planning and executing historic roof replacement projects. No roof restoration is too big in size or scope for our team, and we have tradespeople who specialize in asphalt, wood, slate, metal, tile, and flat roofing along with flashing, gutters, and more. We have earned many of the most prestigious certifications in the roofing industry, use premium materials from the top brands, and deliver superior craftsmanship that stands the test of time.
The Benefits of Historic Roof Replacement
Historic roof replacement is an investment in your home that not only preserves but increases the value of your property. A new roof will also enhance the curb appeal of the home and maximize its energy efficiency thereby making it more affordable to heat and cool.
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Common Historic Roof Issues
Roofs take a great deal of abuse, particularly in New Jersey. Shingles and flashing are often damaged or go missing over time. If the damage isn’t detected early enough, you may experience standing water or a leak. That can eventually lead to fascia damage and other rotting wood. Gutters can clog and lead to water intrusion. Damage from snow and ice is common in this region, and storm damage can be sudden and not only undermine shingles but roof vents and other aspects of the ventilation system.
Damaged or Loose Shingles
Watch for shingles that are torn, curled up, loose, missing their granules, or missing altogether. Repair these issues as soon as possible in order to avoid much more serious problems.
Leaks can occur suddenly, such as due to severe weather, but often develop over time due to other roofing issues. Inspect your roof annually in order to detect these issues as early as possible.
A roofing system that isn’t functioning efficiently will lead to water intrusion. Over time, that moisture will undermine wood, including roof sheathing, fascia boards, and dormer corner boards.
Leaking or Damaged Flashing
Flashing is a thin metal installed to protect the roof in susceptible areas, such as a valley or where the roof meets a chimney. Loose, missing, or damaged flashing will lead to leaks and other serious issues.
Fascia boards are installed for decorative purposes but also as a surface to install gutters. Clogged gutters and ice dams will lead to wet fascia boards that will eventually rot.
Damaged Roof Vents
Roof vents are necessary to allow airflow that keeps the roof and attic at an optimal temperature. Such ventilation features can be damaged in storms and lead to increased roof wear over time.
New Jersey is no stranger to severe weather that can damage homes. Storm damage often occurs suddenly and can include damage to your shingles, flashing, roof ventilation, and gutters.
Clean your gutters on a regular basis to avoid clogs. Clogged gutters prevent your roof from shedding water quickly and efficiently and often lead to water intrusion in addition to ice dams in winter.
Snow and Ice Damage
Accumulated snow is heavy and puts a great deal of stress on your roof which can lead to wear. The thawing and freezing cycle causes wear as well, and ice dams cause considerable damage to roofs.
Material Types for Historic Roofs
Many different materials have been used over the years for residential roofing in New Jersey, and our historic roof replacement crews work with all of them. That includes asphalt, slate, cedar, copper, and tiles.
Asphalt shingles became the most prevalent roofing material in this region in the early 1900s, and they remain the most common choice. Today, architectural shingles are generally preferred as they’re thicker and more durable and provide many additional design options.
During the 19th century, cedar shingles and shakes were the most popular roofing choice in this region for homes and public buildings. Cedar is beautiful and durable, and that natural aesthetic only becomes more pleasing over time as the wood ages.
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.
Copper was a popular roofing material in early America but has become less prevalent over time due to the cost. It remains a top choice for a historic roof replacement to preserve the original aesthetic but also for its durability and longevity.
Slate is among the oldest roofing materials in the world and has been used in New Jersey since colonial times. It’s an elegant choice and also among the most expensive roofing materials but can easily protect your home for 100 years or more.
Clay tiles are often associated with the Mediterranean style but are used for roofing throughout the world. Today, they aren’t as common in colder climates like ours, but clay is still viable as are the alternatives like concrete and composite tiles.
Bay Roofing also provides a full range of historic roof repair services. We’re happy to inspect your roof and determine if it’s possible to restore it rather than replace it. If it is, our expert roofers will carry out repairs that protect the home but also seamlessly restore the historic curb appeal.
If you experience sudden damage to your historic roof, call us any time of day or night. Our emergency response team is available at all hours, including weekends and holidays. Due to ongoing severe weather, it may not be possible to carry out repairs right away, but we can at least stabilize the situation and ensure that the damage doesn’t worsen.
Trust Bay Roofing for Historic Roof Replacement
Bay Roofing is an established and trusted roofing company that has restored many historic roofs throughout New Jersey, and we will deliver you the impeccable craftsmanship that your home deserves. Call us today at 1-888-820-6028 or contact us online to schedule a free estimate or with any questions about our historic roof replacement services.