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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 materials)

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. 4176.

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 Much of the technical information was based upon an unpublished report prepared under contract for this office by John G. and Diana S. Waite.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 Division.
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.