We have been restoring the farmhouse little by little – step-by-step – all on a cash budget. While the progress is slower this way, it is our new way of doing things – slow but steady. Our next project is to replace the old tin roof with the same type of roof. The actual roof is 100 years old. In the beginning, we were not sure of what type of roof to use, but being that tin is one of the most durable materials used in old farmhouses, is lightweight, and can withstand the elements very well, we decided to use the same type of roof. Tin is also one of the cheapest materials, and is not corroded by rain or salt, and tin roofs are still on the market today. It is an economical solution to roofing, but also will go well with the architecture of the house, enhancing that yesteryear charm and appeal. Right now, we are in the process of obtaining local estimates before making the trip there.
There are many benefits to a tin roof besides its charming appeal:

• durability,

• economy,

• the musical sound of the falling rain on it,

• minimal maintenance,

• lightweight,

• metal resists mold, mildew, and damaging insects such as termites,

• insurance premium reduced in some states,

• energy efficiency,

• availability in many colors,

• tough and fire resistant,

• and longevity

I am sure that we will be very happy with the results, once it is installed. The only issue we are debating right now is if we want any color on it or the rustic appeal of metal tin, which is just historically charming.