Historic Building Repair

PRESERVING MINNESOTA’S LANDMARKS.

With more than 90 years behind us, Central Roofing Company understands the equal value of an honored past and a sustainable future.  It is one of the many things that set us apart from our competitors. We take special pride in our building restoration efforts.  We offer clients our technical experience in retrofitting old with new, expansive expertise and master craftsmen to perform the challenging work of reviving architectural features from past generations.

We work closely with the building owner, general contractor and the architectural team to ensure all desired restoration objectives are achieved.  The result is original landmark design with modern-day efficiencies.

Preservation

Building Preservation focuses on the maintenance and repair of existing historic materials and retention of a property’s form as it has evolved over time.  In roofing, we typically reinforce the system or materials that are in place.  If replacements are necessary, we fabricate materials to match the existing and use tradition methods of application to retain the historical value of the structure.

Rehabilitation

When the roof or an entire section of a building is in disrepair, rehabilitation acknowledges the need to alter or add to a historic property to meet continuing or changing uses while retaining the property’s historic character.  In these situations, we study the design and structure of the building and seek to match the original with new, more efficient materials.  New composite shakes, slate or metal can replace the entire roof on a historical building without altering the integrity of the rest of the building.

Restoration

Restoration depicts a property at a particular period of time in its history, while removing evidence of other periods.  Over time, repairs to a building may have resulted in a patchwork of materials or applications from different decades.  When stakeholders decide to completely restore a building, the desire is to recreate the original–often using the original materials in the original application style.  Buildings recognized by the Minnesota Historical Society or as Historical Landmarks must be treated in this manner, requiring specialized skills and dedicated craftsmanship to successfully achieve good results.  Central Roofing Company is one of just a few who is suited to the work.

Reconstruction

Reconstruction recreates vanished or non-surviving portions of a property for interpretive purposes.  When new buildings are modeled after historical designs, architects recommend Central Roofing Company to install the roofing systems.  We partner with them to make recommendations that improve modern-day functionality with historically honored design concepts.

OUR BODY OF WORK SPANS THE MIDWEST AND INCLUDES MANY OF MINNESOTA'S MOST RECOGNIZED STRUCTURES.

Whether we installed the original roof or not, we are Central to solutions to leaky roofs, dripping gutters, loose siding, broken sealants, foggy skylights, water and wind damage, cracked sidewalks and patios, loose deck boards, clogged roof drains and vents and more.

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Recognized as one of Minnesota’s safest roofing companies, Central Roofing demands safety at every turn. We invest significant resources into employee training and jobsite safety.

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