Boaz, Joseph N., ed. Architectural Graphic Standards. New York:
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1970. (Modern roofing types and detailing)
Briggs, Martin S. A Short History of the Building Crafts. London:
Oxford University Press, 1925. (Descriptions of historic roofing
Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology. Vol.
2 (nos. 12) 1970. (Entirely on roofing)
Holstrom, Ingmar; and Sandstrom, Christina. Maintenance of Old
Buildings: Preservation from the Technical and Antiquarian Standpoint.
Stockholm: National Swedish Building Research, 1972. (Contains
a section on roof maintenance problems)
Insall, Donald. The Care of Old Buildings Today. London: The
Architectural Press, 1972. (Excellent guide to some problems and
solutions for historic roofs)
Labine, R. A. Clem. " Repairing Slate Roofs." The Old
House Journal 3 (no. 12, Dec. 1975): 67.
Lefer, Henry. "A Birdseye View." Progressive Architecture.
(Mar. 1977), pp. 8892. (Article on contemporary sheet metal)
National Slate Association. Slate Roofs. Reprint of 1926
edition, now available from the Vermont Structural Slate Co.,
Inc., Fairhaven, VT 05743. (An excellent reference for the many
designs and details of slate roofs)
Peterson, Charles E. "Iron in Early American Roofs."
The Smithsonian Journal of History 3 (no. 3). Edited by Peter
C. Welsh. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1968, pp.
Waite, Diana S. Nineteenth Century Tin Roofing and its Use at
Hyde Hall. Albany: New York State Historic Trust, 1971.
----------. "Roofing for Early America." Building Early
America. Edited by Charles E. Peterson. Radnor, Penn.: Chilton
Book Co., 1976.
This Preservation Brief was written by Sarah M Sweetser, Architectural
Historian, Technical Preservation Services Division. Much of the
technical information was based upon an unpublished report prepared
under contract for this office by John G. and Diana S. Waite. Some
of the historical information was from Charles E. Peterson, FAIA,
"American Notes," Journal of the Society of Architectural
Historians. The illustrations for this brief not specifically
credited are from the files of the Technical Preservation Services
Washington, D.C. February, 1978
This publication has been prepared pursuant to the National Historic
Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, which directs the Secretary
of the Interior to develop and make available information concerning
historic properties. Technical Preservation Services (TPS), Heritage
Preservation Services Division, National Park Service prepares standards,
guidelines, and other educational materials on responsible historic
preservation treatments for a broad public.