Specialty & Historical Roofing 


History is worth protecting. 1st Choice Roofing Co. specializes in many aspects of roofing included in historical restoration and preservation projects — protecting buildings that are architecturally, culturally and historically important. Over the years we have partnered with homeowners, businesses and heritage preservation societies to gain a reputation as historical restoration experts.

Our team of skilled roofing tradesmen work with many kinds of materials, including clay tile, copper and other ornamental metals, slate and wood shake. In everything we do, we strive to create restorations that are as beautiful and durable as the original, maintaining aesthetics to its core design principles while adding years of life by using modern techniques and materials as needed


Tile roofs have been built for centuries and require both specialized craftsmanship and equipment to install correctly to achieve their maximum lifespan. Unlike conventional asphalt roofs, a tile roof is a significant investment into your home, which should be entrusted only to a tile roofing SPECIALIST.

A wide range of architectural and color choices contribute to the popularity of tile roofs on new construction and replacement roofs. They are also energy efficient and extremely durable in cold and high wind climates. Over its extended lifetime, there is limited maintenance required.


Whether your building is an industrial warehouse or a historic Victorian home, a metal roof from 1st Choice Roofing will help enhance its value and appearance while providing a superior leak-free barrier to the elements. The 1st Choice Roofing specialty roofing division can fabricate any custom metal roof and accessories using superior roofing. Even the most exotic and exacting designers will be pleased with a 1st Choice Metal Roof. Our experience with architectural elements like flashings, finials, standing seams, cupolas, cornices and steeples ensure that a custom order transitions into a beautiful completed job.

The first item to consider when designing a metal roof is the material type. Within metal roofing, there is a variety of material options to consider.


Slate is a type of highly durable metamorphic rock which makes it very suitable for roofing. It is very close-grained, and cleaves readily into thin tiles which can be used for roofing, flooring, and other applications. This rock is typically dark in tone, varying from gray to bluish to greenish. When applied properly by a professional slater, a slate roof can last for years; however, occasional shingles may come off in inclement weather. Slate roofs are very water-resistant, and able to withstand heavy accumulations of snow. Roofing slate is available in many colors and shapes. They can also be installed in various patterns, creating impressive designs unique to your roof.

A properly designed and installed slate roof is significantly more expensive than many alternative roofing materials like shingles, thus requiring a significant investment from the homeowner. However, because a slate roof is viewed as a luxurious amenity, it can increase the resale value of the structure. The added durability and attention to detail of slate roofs boosts their life expectancy over 100 years, far exceeding many other roofing systems.

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