How To Choose A New Roof For Your Historic Home

When faced with a the prospect of a new roof for your historic Charlottesville home, or even when buying a historic home for the first time, it is important to understand the unique needs these homes have, in order to care for your home in the best way possible. Here are 4 of the top needs and how to meet them: 

  1. Structural Factors. Make sure you understand the structural factors that make the new roof a necessity. This way, you are able to make informed decisions as to the way you will proceed with the construction. 
  1. Use A Professional. While using a professional roofing contractor is important no matter the age of the home, it is especially important when putting new roofs on historic homes. This is because there may be other structural issues that need to be worked around. Using a professional company will allow you to make informed, cost-effective decisions that will benefit your home for years to come. 
  1. Understand the historical accuracy of the roofing style. While this matters to some more than to others, if you are trying to maintain the historical integrity of your home, make sure you understand the pros and cons of each roofing material option you have. A professional roofing contractor will be able to help you understand your different options and make the decision that is best for you and your unique home. 
  1. Understand the Standards mandated by historical societies etc. If your home is on a list of registered historical homes, or is part of any number of historical societies, you need to make sure that your new roof align with the standards laid out for you. 

When choosing a roofing contractor to replace the roof of your historic home, look no further than Cenvar Roofing. Our convenient location right off of the James Madison Highway in Charlottesville, VA allows us to effectively serve the entire Charlottesville region. Our team of highly skilled roofers would love to tackle the challenge, so give us a call today and let us schedule your free estimate! 

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