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Baton Rouge Roofing: Historical Preservation

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 09:42 AM

Baton Rouge Roofing: Historical PreservationWe live in a part of the county where we are surrounded by history.  Buildings are still standing and being used that were built before the Civil War and places that were created by French Settlers still dot our landscape throughout the state.  Whether it’s a church that was built over 200 years ago or an antebellum home, these structures need to be cared for and preserved.  Baton Rouge has the premier historical preservation company for roofing, Cribbs Incorporated. 

It is important that as different parts of these structures begin to deteriorate, they are replaced and done so in a way that doesn’t compromise the integrity of the building.  In south Louisiana, one of the most vulnerable, yet vital, elements of our buildings is the roof.  The way that repairs and revitalizations are made can impact other parts of the building, making it very important to have an experienced team.  With the variety of architectural influences, there a number of different materials and designs for these buildings.

Clay Tile: Clay tiles can have a lifespan of around 100 years.  Many people may have a home that is approaching this age, maybe for the second time.  Understanding how the house was built and finding the best materials to enhance the structure is key.

Slate: Slate should be repaired whenever possible, versus being replaced.  The intricate design and style are crucial elements to historical structures. 

Wooden Shingles: This roofing material deteriorates much more quickly than others.  It is important to repair, and if necessary replace, whenever damage occurs.  Older buildings will be much more susceptible to severe damage in other areas once a roof is damaged. 

If you have an older building, be it a home, church or anything else that may need a roof repair or replacement, with a special, preserving touch, Cribbs Incorporated has been caring for Baton Rouge’s historical sites for over 50 years.  For more information, click here

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