Yarmouth Port roofing project 75% complete
September 24, 2010
The replacement of four wood shingle roofs at the Winslow Crocker House and adjacent properties in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, which began in August, is nearly finished. Only the Thacher House roof has yet to be completed.
Roof replacement at historic buildings involves far more than just replacing shingles. At each step, from stripping the existing shingles to replacing flashing and installing the ridge caps, the contractor and Historic New England’s professional preservation staff assess conditions of formerly hidden materials. We document discoveries, such as nailing patterns, that can provide insight into the structures’ construction and maintenance history. To learn more about our approach to roof replacement and other preservation issues, visit our white papers section.
This project was funded through a Community Preservation Act grant from the Town of Yarmouth and through support from our Preservation Maintenance Fund.