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Fix an Antique Roof with a Newport News Roofing Restoration Specialist

Fix an Antique Roof with a Newport News Roofing Restoration Specialist
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That is the point of living in an antique house in Southeastern Virginia when you cannot bask in its old-world splendor because it is in a state of disrepair? To keep your home a haven for genteel living, there are tasks you should always be ready to perform.
 


1. Repair & Maintain – The first step is always to repair and maintain your house as you go along. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Make little repairs along the way and you’ll keep your house in great shape and avoid the little stuff turning into big stuff.
2. Restore – When things have gone a bit further than a simple repair it’s time to restore. Restoring is a more involved process that may involve rebuilding whole portions of the house in the style of the original house.
3. Replace in Kind – If all else fails and your problem area can’t be repaired or even brought back to life with a more thorough restoration it might be time to replace. […] Try to find a replica or construct an item that is as close to matching the original as possible.

Any of these tasks will require you to hire competent roofing contractors in Newport News, VA or the surrounding cities. The roof is a major area of concern for any homeowner who wants a beautiful and comfortable home, and its importance only doubles if it is a roof for an antique house.

After all, the roof of an old home has endured wear and tear not only over decades, but possibly even centuries. Missing tiles or damaged flashing here and there are likely to signal the need for more extensive repairs than they would with a more modern building. Its maintenance, restoration, or replacement should therefore be high on your priority list.

Finding a roofer who specializes in working on old roofs is just as important. As can be imagined, it takes extra skill to determine how old roofing materials can be salvaged—if they can be salvaged at all. It takes even more skill to remove and fix damaged centuries-old tiles from a roof without causing further damage to adjacent tiles, sheathing, and framing, and without compromising the original appearance of the structure.

Fortunately, the sheer number of well-restored antique houses throughout Southeastern Virginia means that you will not find yourself short of options when looking for a Newport News roofing company that can help you maintain your house. The team at The Roofing & Remodeling Company, for example, is always ready to completely restore historical buildings, whether they are stately community centers or quaint abodes like yours.

(Article Information and Image from Tips for Historic Home Owners {#11 Repair, Restore, Replace}, The Craftsman Blog, November 9, 2012)

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