Protect the past. Safeguard the future.
Heritage properties pay tribute to our nation’s history and our diverse cultures. These historic structures reflect the periods in which they were built — in terms of architecture and design, building materials and craftsmanship, religious beliefs and traditions, and social customs. They are bridges to the past and, as such, irreplaceable.
Understand the risks
While maintaining any property is an ongoing responsibility, it is all the more complex with a heritage property where the primary goals are to preserve building components and the historic fabric. Aging brick or stonework, insufficient or inappropriate insulation, out-dated electrical and mechanical systems, lack of fire detection, fire fighting systems, and lightning protection make a heritage building…