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Roofing Policy

Roofing Policy for Registered Heritage Structures

If the structure retains the original roof, or if the owner wishes to replace a modern roofing material with the original roofing material, the Foundation may make monies available for restoration of the original roof and historically correct roofing materials as part of the restoration grant.

If an earlier roof has been replaced over the years, (ie wood shingles replaced with asphalt shingles) and the property owner wishes to maintain the roof with the current type of roofing material, this will be permitted and will not affect designation of the property as a Registered Heritage Structure. The Foundation however will not fund maintenance of such a roof as part of a restoration grant.

If an earlier roof has been replaced over the years, (ie wood shingles replaced with asphalt shingles) and the property owner is forced, due to deterioration, damage or other causes, either at the time of designation or at any point following designation, to replace the entire roof and roofing material, then the owner must restore the roof using historically correct roofing materials. The Foundation may make monies available for historically correct roofing materials as part of the original restoration grant for such a project.

If the property retains the original roof (ie wood shingles) and the owner wishes to replace it with a more modern material (ie asphalt shingles) as part of a restoration project, this will not be permitted.

If a Registered Heritage Structure which retains the original roof (ie wood shingle) has its roof replaced at some point following designation with a more modern material (ie asphalt shingles), this will be grounds for revoking designation. Where a restoration grant has been given for work on the structure, and where the structure owner has signed an easement/covenant agreement with Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of that restoration grant, the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador may initiate legal proceedings to recoup the full amount of the grant plus accrued interest.