Some owners of old buildings and houses often wonder if restoring their properties is worth it. In Virginia, the state encourages the preservation of historic structures as it enriches our lives in different ways. It keeps the connection between our heritage and us intact. Furthermore, it offers many economic benefits.
Many of us think of Thomas Jefferson as the author of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. However, did you know he also designed the roof for the University of Virginia which he founded? This is just one example of how slate roofing gives new life to old structures.
As the weather cools down and evenings in front of a cozy fireplace become a ritual of the winter season, you may want to consider the condition of your chimney. In addition to having your chimney cleaned, it’s good practice to have an experienced roofing professional inspect it annually for leaks.
Renovations on the Victorian Reed House are moving along nicely. Since the project is only minutes from the office and I was already out running an errand for work, I decided to stop by myself and see this major project underway. Currently, our amazingly talented crew is working on replacing the lining on the internal gutter system all the way around the multi-dimensional roofline.
Exterior renovations have begun on the Historical Reed House on Victoria Boulevard in the national historic district in Hampton, Virginia. This beautiful yellow brick home, unique for its dormers with elaborate crestings, is under the care of The Roofing Company to bring it close to it's original state when it was built c 1902.
Newmont Slate Company in West Pawlet, Vermont, produces the most and finest Vermont Black Slate in the United States. Newmont President and CEO, John (Jack) Williams has been in the slate quarry business for more then 50 years. Newmont Slate developed the Slate Shield®, which is the finest lightweight slate installation process available. The Slate Shield® lightweight system can be installed on any home, even if you currently have a shingle roof. It's amazing!
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.
During the week of January 30 – February 5, 2011, a crew from The Roofing Company and The Remodeling Company had the opportunity to help on the Virginia Beach Extreme Home Makeover house.
The roof is an important component of any commercial structure as it is your place of business’s first line of defense against the weather.
Are you planning a kitchen remodeling project? Make sure you can cope with the minor inconvenience of not having a fully functioning kitchen.
We are the Hampton Roads, Virginia contractor of choice for residential historical restoration, commercial historical restoration, restaurants, mansions, office buildings, churches, and nonprofits.
The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia recently agreed to sell Talbot Park, including its antebellum centerpiece Talbot Hall, to a group that will restore the manor but raze the surrounding buildings to develop the property.
The area comprised of Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, and Virginia Beach has a history so rich, you can clearly see it in the houses and buildings characteristic of the area. From late 18th-century Victorian houses to Greek Revival architecture, locals try their best to preserve the forms and styles of old historical structures.
Your Newport News roofing is your first line of defense against whatever the skies throw at you. Aside from protecting you from the elements, your roof is also a vital factor in the overall appeal of your home’s exterior.
With all of the recent snow and snowmelt happening, have you discovered a leak in your roof that you haven’t noticed before? Whether you need emergency roof repairs, a new roof or want to plan a remodeling project, the Roofing Company is here to help.
Brian talks about manufacturers such as Buckingham Slate Company, Pella Windows, and JamesHardie Siding, who provide top of the line products to improve and ensure your home lasts a lifetime.