Historic Roof Restoration
Preserving Boston’s Architectural Heritage
Experience the Crown Contracting difference when it comes to restoring, repairing, and maintaining Boston’s beautiful and diverse historic roofs. We take great pride in our ability to preserve the original style of historic buildings while respecting the delicate nature of their construction.
What is a Historic Roof?
A historic roof is a part of a building that has architectural or historical significance, often dating back many decades or even centuries. It could be part of a colonial-era home, a Victorian mansion, or a stately public building, among other structures. These roofs are often characterized by distinct styles and materials that reflect the era they were built in, and require specialized care and maintenance to preserve their original integrity and charm.
Roofing Materials Used on a Historic Roof
Historic roofs in Boston and beyond are often made with a variety of materials that were popular at the time of construction. Here are a few common ones:
Historically, slate has been a prized roofing material for its durability, fire resistance, and aesthetic appeal. At Crown Contracting, we specialize in slate roofing and restoring slate roofs to their original condition.
Traditional wood shingles, often made from cedar, are common on many older homes and offer a distinct, classic look. However, we don’t recommend wood shingles due to the risks they pose as a fire hazard.
Metal roofs, usually made from copper or tin, were often used on historic buildings and can last a century or more with proper maintenance. Crown Contracting is particularly good at copper roofing.
Our Historic Roof Services
At Crown Contracting, we specialize in providing professional services for repairing or restoring historic roofs in the Greater Boston area.
Historic Roof Inspection
Our experts have the training and experience to inspect historic roofs, identifying potential issues while being mindful of the roof’s historical integrity and taking extra precautions to leave the structure unharmed.
Historic Roof Repair
At Crown Contracting, we believe that historic buildings need to be preserved. We use traditional methods and materials wherever possible to retain the authenticity of the roof while repairing its functionality and durability.
Historic Roof Replacement
When necessary, we can conduct a complete roof replacement, closely matching the original materials and style to maintain the building’s historic character. When the job is finished, it just looks like the roof was cleaned.
1 Project Recommendation
Following a thorough inspection, we provide a comprehensive proposal that takes into consideration the unique requirements of your historic roof.
2 On-site Servicing
The Crown Contracting team carries out the work with meticulous attention to detail, taking care to respect the integrity of your historic property.
3 Project Completion and Review
We walk through the completed project with you to ensure your satisfaction and the complete preservation of your building’s historical charm.
4 Ongoing Support and Warranty
We stand behind our work with ongoing support and warranty options from both our workmanship and the manufacturer that give you peace of mind.
Our process is designed to ensure every historic roof project is executed to the highest standards.
Why Choose Us for Your Historic Roofing Needs
When it comes to the preservation of any historic building, choosing a trustworthy team is critical. Crown Contracting is the preferred choice for historic roof restoration in Boston.
Four Decades of Service
We bring 40 years of roofing experience to your project, including extensive experience with historic properties. Our years of experience across Boston’s diverse rooftops gives you peace of mind.
As a woman-owned business, we’re proud to bring a unique perspective to every project, focusing on communication, detail, and high-quality service. We also show more care in working on historic buildings.
Our Past Work
With Boston’s diverse architecture, you need a team that can do it all. We invite you to view examples of our past historic roof restorations to get a sense of our quality.
The roofs Crown Contracting has installed in the Greater Boston area protect the occupants of thousands of businesses and homes alike. See the reviews.
FAQs about Historic Roofs
As you consider your historic roofing project, here are answers to some commonly asked questions:
Let’s Get Started
Ready to give your historic roof the care it deserves? Choose a team built on experience, trust, and respect. Reach out to us today for a free consultation.