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Roofing for Historic Buildings
Sweetser, Sarah M.
Preservation Briefs 4, Washington, DC: Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service
Initally transcribed for the Web by John C. Leeke, Historic Homeworks

 

 

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Table of Contents

    1. Significance of the Roof
    2. Historic Roofing Materials in America
      1. Clay Tile
      2. Slate
      3. Shingles
      4. Metals
        1. Copper
        2. Sheet iron
        3. Tinplate iron
        4. Terne plate
        5. Other Materials
          1. Asbestos
          2. Asphalt
          3. Composition
    3. Locating the Problem
      1. Failures of Surface Materials
      2. Failures of Support Systems
    4. Repair or Replace
    5. Historical Research
    6. Replacing the Historic Roofing Material
    7. Alternatve Materials
    8. Temporary Stabilization
    9. Precautions
    10. Maintenance
    11. Summary
    12. Additional Readings