Historic Roofing Award
Heritage Homes of Petaluma kicked off their 2013 “Preservation Award Ceremony” September 15th at the Petaluma Masonic Center. Among this year’s honorees was the historically authentic roof restoration completed by San Francisco Bay Area roofing contractor, Wedge Roofing on an 89-year-old “Craftsman Bungalow” home in Petaluma.
Jennifer Wedge, Owner of Wedge Roofing, accepted the 2013 Preservation Award on behalf of the homeowners. Presenting the award, Alicia Walters, Board Member of Heritage Homes outlined the details of the Bungalow’s historic roof restoration, noting the delicate balance of functionality and aesthetic appeal that earned the home its “Honorable Mention” award.
Significance of Roofing in Historic Restoration
While many awards went to large-scale renovations spanning all aspects of these Petaluma buildings, the Craftsman Bungalow’s Honorable Mention Award singled out perhaps the most vital component in long-term structural preservation: the roofing system. As the roof is considered not only one of the most prominent visual aspects of a historic site, but also the most important defense against moisture, the leading cause of structural damage.
Every two years, Heritage Homes presents awards to “Preservation Heroes,” owners of residential and commercial buildings whose restoration projects serve to preserve Petaluma’s unique architectural and historic heritage. Founded in 1967, the non-profit, architectural preservation organization encourages the restoration of vintage Petaluma buildings that have historic, architectural or cultural significance.
Historic Roof Restoration
Wedge Roofing’s portfolio of historic roof restoration projects include buildings in San Francisco, Marin County, Sonoma County and Napa Valley designated as historic landmarks by the National Register of Historical Places, California Register of Historic Resources and Heritage Homes of Petaluma.