Roofing

Best practices from Historic New England experts

The proper treatment and care for a roof isn’t only important for the preservation and protection of the resource. A roof is a major part of the overall character and interpretation of the structure and site. Despite proactive maintenance, the roof is a sacrificial layer for protecting the building and will ultimately require replacement.

Historic New England developed the following general guidelines for roof replacement:

Roofing Topics

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