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An example of a vintage metal shingle roof project
This Washington DC project illustrates the principal elements in restoring an embossed tin shingle roof.
These roofs are usually 90 to 130 years old. The new owners of this home wanted to know if they should keep the roof or replace.
The passing of time may cause some separation, but rarely cause leaks. Even when protrusions have been removed, the roof surface can be be repaired. The owners decided on a light grey, a traditional color for this type of roofing.
Roof edges are the best indicators of the condition of the roof. This roof is in extremely good shape, not even requiring a replacement lip addition
Details of a metal shingle roof
A common characteristic of older roofs are the overhangs at the bottom of a peaked roof line. This particular design suggests a higher status compared to most roofing work. Dormers are quite common with either standing seams or soldered surfaces. Unfortunately for homes, the introduction of cables and wires detract from the home's appearance. Some historical districts require underground connections. In this case, furry squatters had to be evicted.
The house before and after. A beauty.
If you are seeking an experienced company to offer an estimate to preserve your existing roof, one of us would be delighted to visit your residence, discuss the alternatives available and, if requested, submit a quote for restoring your tin roofs. Click here for a map of our geographical work area.
Beyond information about our contracting services, this site is designed for individuals interested in tin roofs--photos, technical tidbits and history. These web pages are prepared by the same contractor that specializes in the restoration of these tin roofs. She enjoys dabbling in website construction, therefore photos and articles are simply presented. All pictures are from Roof Menders projects, the same contractor. If you have questions, just call 610-941-1051 for a chat.