toolkits - preservation resources

The Roofing Handbook for Historic Buildings

Historic Preservation Education Foundation
Published 1999
Accessed: 01.01.2023

Addresses the maintenance, repair, and replacements of historic roofs. This handbook contains a compilation of essays, technical reference materials, and information on both historic roofing and the application of modern material to historic buildings.

Published by HPEF.
Downloadable pdf book, 400pp; print copy also available for sale.

From Asbestos to Zinc: Roofing for Historic Buildings

Technical Preservation Services
Published 1999
Accessed: 01.01.2023

‘This web feature is a facsimile of an exhibit on roofing for historic buildings entitled: "From Asbestos to Zinc", prepared for roofing professionals attending the 1999 Roofing Conference and Exposition for Historic Buildings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.’ Quoted from website.
Information about the appearance, composition, manufacture and application of roofing materials and systems.

Published by NPS.
Online guide.

Flat Roof Options for Modern Houses

Old House Magazine online
Published 09.10.2018
Accessed: 01.01.2023

Article from Old House online detailing the restoration of a 1957 house in Santa Barbara with a list (towards the end of the article) of material options for flat roofs and their Pros and Cons.

Published in Old House magazine online; written by Brian D. Coleman.
Online article format.