Pizitz Building Birmingham Alabama
Historic Roofing Restoration
You have an historic building that needs a new roof or to have its current roof repaired. Call Alpine Roofing and Construction the team with over 20 years of roofing experience to manage your historic roofing restoration. We understand that you need to honor the historic integrity of your property while balancing the need to protect it. Alpine Roofing Construction works with all type of commercial and industrial roofing applications. From your small commercial properties to large high rise buildings we have the team to suit any size job.
Historically Accurate Restoration
Although the goal of historic roofing restoration is the use original materials, this is not always possible. For example building regulations in many areas no longer allow wood shingles.
Slate roofs have been installed on buildings for more than a thousand years. This practice was brought to the New World by European settlers. Nothing else quite matched the durability, aesthetics, and fireproof qualities that were available with slate. This same quality remains today.
Clay tile roofing
Clay tile roofing has been in existence for more than 10,000 years. Many early buildings in China, Babylonia, Egypt, Rome, and Greece were roofed in clay tile.
Metal roofing has a history that extends many centuries. In the early part of this country’s history, many important buildings were roofed with lead, copper, and tin (tin-plated iron). Today, the options for metal roofing for historical buildings include similar choices. Lead is still used, though mostly in Europe. Copper has stood the test of time and is workable in many different applications. Terne-coated stainless steel (tin and zinc coated 304 stainless steel) can be used where corrosion or run-off of copper might be a concern. With proper fastening, skilled handling of joints, and adequate consideration for thermal and building movement, a well-installed metal roof can last many decades with little or no maintenance.
If you have an historic roofing restoration project contact Alpine Roofing Construction for a consultation.