“When we bought this house, we knew that the slate roof was a really great, desirable feature,” Denys said. “But we didn’t really understand that there’s a certain amount of work involved, that has to be done if you want your slate roof to stay great.”
Slate Roofs Need Regular Care
Slate roofs are desirable because they’re very durable. Stone is fireproof and for the most part, weather resistant. A well-maintained slate roof can last hundreds of years.
It’s the well-maintained part that’s critical. For the most part, maintaining your slate roof means keeping an eye on it. This involves having your Burlington roofing contractor get up there and perform a visual inspection, generally twice a year. Doing this regularly means any developing problems should be identified quickly, when repairs are a simpler matter.
Choose Experienced Slate Roofing Professionals
Not every roofer works on slate roofs, and not every roofer who works on slate roofs has expert-level knowledge of how to best replace broken slate roofing tiles or perform slate roof repairs. When you’re searching for a Burlington roofing contractor who works on slate roofs, ask about their experience and what training they have their team go through. Because our firm specializes in slate roof repair, we’re able to do jobs that other area roofers will say “no way” to. Experience matters when you are working on a roof that should last forever.
YES: You can have solar & a slate roof.
“We have always cared about the environment, and it broke my heart to think that having this slate roof meant we couldn’t have solar power,” Denys said. “But then I learned that you can have solar installed on slate roofs.” The best slate roofing contractors use the Solar Slate Plate to make solar installation on slate easy and affordable.