San Francisco Bay Area Roofing Contractor Recognized for Historical Roof Restoration

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Petaluma-based roofing contractor, Wedge Roofing, accepts honor for historic roof restoration of ‘Craftsman Bungalow’ by Heritage Homes of Petaluma at Preservation Award Ceremony.

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Rob Girola, President of Heritage Homes of Petaluma presents 2013 preservation award to Ralph Wedge of Wedge Roofing

Heritage Homes of Petaluma kicked off their 2013 “Preservation Award Ceremony” Sept. 15 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.

Ralph Wedge, president of Wedge Roofing, accepted the 2013 Preservation Award on behalf of homeowners Tiffany and Zack Matley. 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.

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.

Wedge Roofing’s portfolio of historical 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.

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.

Heritage Homes of Petaluma closed the event with a reminder that historic sites are part of the fabric that defines Petaluma, and hoped the event would raise awareness of the importance of preserving historical structures. Next up for the organization is their annual Holiday Parlor Tour of historic homes in Petaluma. For more information, please visit Heritage Homes of Petaluma or call 707-762-3456.

About Wedge Roofing:
Founded in 1976, Wedge Roofing offers a wide range of roofing solutions for residential, commercial and industrial clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Wedge Roofing is a full-service licensed roofing, insulation and general contractor (License # 416737) bonded and insured with an A+ BBB rating. For more information, please visit Wedge Roofing or call (888) 763-7663.

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