Historic homes stand as testaments to architectural heritage and cultural history, embodying the craftsmanship and aesthetic sensibilities of their times. These structures, from the quaint Colonial residences to the grandiose Victorian mansions dotting Pennsylvania’s landscape, require a specialized approach to maintenance and restoration, particularly when it comes to roofing. At Planet Roof, nestled in the heart of McMurray, PA, we are dedicated to preserving the integrity and beauty of these historic treasures through expert roofing solutions tailored to each home’s unique needs.

Understanding Historic Roofing Challenges

The Significance of Material Authenticity

One of the paramount challenges in historic home roofing is sourcing and utilizing materials that are authentic to the period of the home. Many historic homes were originally roofed with materials that are either scarce today or have evolved in composition and quality. For instance, slate and wooden shingles, once staples of historic roofing, now require specialized skills for proper installation and maintenance.

Navigating Modern Building Codes and Standards

Restoring or replacing a historic roof often involves navigating the complex terrain of modern building codes and preservation standards. Ensuring that roofing work complies with these regulations while maintaining historical accuracy demands a high level of expertise and experience.

Tailored Roofing Solutions for Historic Homes

Material Selection and Sourcing

At Planet Roof, we prioritize the use of authentic materials that match the historical period of each home. Whether it’s hand-cut slate tiles, cedar shakes, or custom-fabricated metal roofing, we source the highest quality materials to ensure that each roof not only looks period-appropriate but also stands the test of time.

Custom Fabrication and Installation Techniques

Many historic homes feature unique architectural details that require custom fabrication and meticulous installation techniques. Our team specializes in recreating and installing complex roofing elements, from ornate metalwork to intricate tile patterns, ensuring that every detail contributes to the home’s historical integrity and aesthetic appeal.

The Importance of Expertise in Historic Roofing

Specialized Knowledge and Skills

The restoration and maintenance of historic roofs require a deep understanding of traditional roofing techniques and materials. Our team comprises skilled craftsmen who are not only proficient in contemporary roofing practices but also trained in the specialized techniques required for historic preservation.

Collaboration with Preservation Experts

Successful historic roofing projects often involve collaboration with architects, preservationists, and local historical societies. We work closely with these experts to ensure that our roofing solutions meet the highest standards of historical accuracy and preservation ethics.

Commitment to Preservation and Excellence

Ongoing Maintenance and Preservation

Preserving the integrity of a historic roof requires more than just expert installation—it demands ongoing maintenance and care. We offer comprehensive maintenance programs designed to protect and preserve historic roofs, addressing potential issues before they become costly repairs.

A Dedication to Customer Satisfaction

At the heart of our approach to historic roofing is a commitment to customer satisfaction. We understand the value and significance of historic homes to their owners and communities. Our goal is to exceed expectations, delivering roofing solutions that honor the past while ensuring the longevity and durability of these cherished structures.


The preservation of historic homes is a noble endeavor that requires a specialized approach to roofing. At Planet Roof, we are proud to contribute to this effort, offering expert roofing solutions that respect the heritage and architectural integrity of each historic home we have the privilege to work on. Our dedication to craftsmanship, authenticity, and customer satisfaction makes us a trusted partner in the preservation of Pennsylvania’s historic homes.