Roof Restorations for Century-Old Homes

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So, you’re looking to take the plunge of preserving you older home’s roof that steeps in history and want to retain its integrity and preserve its overall historic look? Well, even if the roof is made with one of the sturdiest and durable materials like clay or slate, there comes a time when it loses its antique look. That’s where we come in as roof restoration experts to let that roof sheds the rain, shades from the sun, and buffers the weather without a glitch. 

Living and maintaining a historic or older home is no small undertaking. It’s full of surprises; the things can go south and costs can add up quickly. So, like all other structural elements, the roof requires a proactive maintenance schedule. Even if there’s a minor repair, you should get it fixed quickly without wasting the next second. 

So let’s learn what to expect, and what to look for when undertaking roof restoration for older homes even for those that are century-old.

Feeling intrigued? Let’s get started.

Essentials of roof restoration for Century-old Homes

For century-old buildings, the shape of roof imparts much of the architectural character. They act as a key element in home’s character is significance. It not only defines the style of the home but also contributes heavily to the buildings’ aesthetics. So, the roof of an older home needs special care while restoring.  You not only have to work yourself through to revitalize it but you need to go that extra mile to make it look as antique as the original.

 Few decades back, the roofs were made mostly of the material readily available in the local community. In major of buildings, the favored materials include slate, wood shingles, clay or terracotta. But no matter how durable and long-lasting the material is how decorative the pattering is, the roof is a highly vulnerable element that will inevitable fail.

Thus, for historical buildings and older homes, the roof has to be maintained and properly restored to avoid accelerated deterioration of the basic structure. If there’s a slight leak, it must be taken care of immediately to avoid more extensive damage.

Dealing with historic roofing material is a specialized job but luckily there are experts in this field of roof restoration that can help you preserve your old dream home. We’ll first undertake a complete internal and external inspection of the roof to identify the potential reasons of problems and only then we’ll prioritize the method for roof restoration.

Clay being fire-resistant has been a preferred type of roofing materials for decades and is used a lot by European settlers. Due to its longevity and durability, slate is being used as roofing material from 17th Century and is now being the most expensive roofing material. But despite of all this sturdiness, all the roofing materials require restoration at one point or the other.

The Bottom Line

Being roof restoration specialists, we’ve being helping our clients throughout Perth for century-old houses roof restoration. Our roofers are experts in handling all the roofing materials and with state-of-the art equipment we know various ways to revitalize your roof and bring back the flawless look long gone.

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Ryan Wells
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Josh was extremely knowledgable and was happy to answer any questions on the spot about the issues identified. Very professional!
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Josh was excellent, and so was Lauren from the admin team, who facilitated all our communications Smoothly. Their combined professionalism made the entire process a breeze.
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Josh from Roof Repairs was very professional and courteous. He is very knowledgeable and we are confident that the work and quoting is honest and reliable. All problems identified with our roof were backed up with photographs to verify.
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Fantastic service all round.From the quote through the completion of the job.Would highly recommend
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Great communication throughout the inspection process.Josh attended and was knowledgeable and conscious of our requirements to resolve issues. Thanks!
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Prompt service, accommodated my availability. Very good with the issues which need repairing and resolution to fixing the problem
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Only at the inspection stage for a quote now, but he was very efficient, arriving on time and giving me the information exactly I needed! The booking process was easy too.
Dee Riley
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Josh arrived on time to provide a quote. He explained thoroughly the work that needed to be done and gave me a clear understanding of essential repairs required.
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Josh was extremely efficient advising me on his arrival time- and wasI was then advised how the quote process would work and timing and the work required after a comprehensive inspection.Roof Repairs Perth WA are extremely professional and I would recommend you contact them for assistanceRegardsSteve
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I just want to give a shoutout to Josh, who came out to assess what work needs to be done on my roof. It was clear Josh knew his stuff and was serious about ensuring that nothing was missed. I was impressed by his professionalism and expertise. Looking forward to getting the work done!
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Jennifer Kingston-Gregory
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Josh was extremely polite and efficient when identifying the leaking issues with my roof. He explained in detail the work to rectify the problem which was most reassuring. Josh arrived at the designated time and was a delight to deal with.
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Josh carried out my roof assessment very professionally and explained each area that requires repairs with very good detail. 👍
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I needed them to come at a specific timeframe. Josh turned up on time, was friendly and helpful, and will get the report done. It was very friendly service and I’m looking forward to the final job.
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