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Heritage Roofing Guide: What Is It And How Is It Maintained?

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As experts within the field of roofing, our team at Roof Care North Staffs have been responsible for the upkeep, repairs and general maintenance of a vast range of different roofing types over the years.

One kind of roofing that certainly takes plenty of care is heritage roofing. Different from the more modern roofing styles found on the majority of UK homes today, heritage roofing is still the barrier protecting a number of the UK’s most famous listed buildings, as well as thousands of older residential structures across the country.

Here’s our guide to heritage roofing, as well as a note on how we can assist owners and managers of heritage structures in taking care of their roofs.

What Is Classed As Heritage Roofing?

Heritage roofing is any kind of roofing works or maintenance carried out using traditional materials and craftsmanship on buildings with historic value or significance. The materials involved generally differ vastly from the more modern materials used on the majority of modern housing and structures and must be handled with a higher degree of care and attention.

Buildings which can generally be classed as featuring heritage roofing include churches, castles and old halls, along with houses or other buildings that were constructed pre-1920 and are listed/have restrictions regarding the extent of alterations that can be made to the building itself.

Materials often used within heritage roofing in Stoke-on-Trent & Congleton include clay, lead and natural slate, though thatched roofing may fall into this category in many cases, too.

Why Does Heritage Roofing Take Expert Care?

Keeping a heritage roof well-maintained often takes techniques and craftsmanship that are more complex than the kinds of methods used in more modern roofing types.

Given the listed status or structural integrity of many buildings which feature heritage roofing, it can be a much more delicate process, with plenty of extra care needed from the roofers in order to ensure that the work goes off without a hitch.

How Can I Find A Good Contractor To Work On My Heritage Roofing?

Due to the expert care and skill required when it comes to heritage roofing, you should always ensure that your selected contractor is trained specifically within heritage roof care.

Whilst a high-quality roofing company may do a great job elsewhere, this doesn’t necessarily make them well-versed in the techniques needed to properly maintain a heritage roof. In order to make sure that the work is being carried out thoroughly and professionally, keeping the structural integrity of the roof and of the building itself at the core of the work, it’s important to choose your contractor carefully in any heritage roofing project.

Heritage Roofing At Roof Care (North Staffs) Ltd.

We have worked on numerous historical buildings across Staffordshire and North Cheshire, this includes Quarry Bank Mill in Styal, Cheshire.

It’s one of the best-preserved textile mills left from the industrial revolution. Now standing as a museum of the cotton industry, it was the inspiration for the 2013 television series ‘The Mill’, and a confirmed as a Grade II* listed building by the National Heritage List.

Our other work includes Hanbury Hall, a large stately home built in the 18th century in Droitwich Worcestershire, Shugborough Hall, an important property of local interest which is a stately home in Great Haywood, Staffordshire, England, as well as a number of churches and graded listed buildings.

Call On Roof Care (North Staffs) Ltd. Today!

The key to preserving and maintaining the integrity and image of a historic building is to use the correct materials and style of construction that was used originally when performing repairs. Here at Roof Care (North Staffs) Ltd., our team of experts has over 49 years of experience working on the roofs of listed buildings across Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, consistently utilising the appropriate materials and techniques to ensure the historic building maintains its timeless look.

If you have a heritage roofing project that needs attention and are looking for the perfect team for the job, get in touch with Roof Care (North Staffs) Ltd. Today for more information on how we could help you!