Choosing the Right Roofer for a Historic Home

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Roofing your historic home can be a weighty decision.

It requires careful consideration of the Columbus roofing contractor you hire to take care of the job.

Even the best materials will compromise under Ohio’s extreme seasonal changes. So poor installation could leave the rest of your historic home in serious danger. These threats include water damage, mold, and countless others. And water damage to a historic home could be devastating because so many elements are irreplaceable.

Preserving Columbus’s Historical Heritage

During some periods in the history of architecture, the roof imparts much of the architectural character. But no matter how compelling the form, the roof is a highly vulnerable element of a home. A poor roof will permit the accelerated deterioration of historic building materials. And will cause general disintegration of the basic structure.

Before any repair work, the historic value of the materials on the roof is taken into consideration. Then we schedule a complete internal and external inspection of the roof to determine all the causes of failure. Plus, we use this to identify the alternatives for the repair or replacement of the roofing.

When it comes to roofing historic homes, Muth & Company is the professional contractor who can protect your unique investment. Muth & Company Roofing is proud to be a certified installer of many of the shingle types and styles approved for use by the City of Columbus Historic Resources Commission.

Historic Home Roofing Regulations

Do you know how many historical districts are in Columbus? Eight, to be exact! If you own a historic home, you must choose a roofing company that is familiar with obtaining a certificate of appropriateness from the historical boards. Only certain exterior materials will be approved. So we can advise you or help you find out from your board ahead of time on allowable materials.

Most boards only meet once a month or every other month. This could delay you from starting your project.  This is just another important reason to hire an experienced Columbus roofing contractor.

For a new roof on a one-of-a-kind home, look no further than Muth & Company Roofing. We are the roofing contractor Columbus historic district homeowners turn to for great results!

Get more information about our historical roofing services, contact Muth & Company Roofing today at (614) 682-3060.

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