As a homeowner, the chances are high that you’d like to preserve the integrity and appearance of your slate roof over time. Any roof is an investment. Slate, the primary material used in so many construction projects across the country, is one of the most durable roofing materials available. In fact, =slate has been used for roofing projects for hundreds of years now. Many homeowners consider slate roof to last for 100 years or more when properly installed. In reality, a slate roof will last up to 200 years when cared for properly.
Roof Repair Benefits
There are a variety of benefits associated with slate roof repair, including:
- Preserving Appearance – Slate is widely available in various colors and sizes. Proper roof repair will allow the homeowner to enhance their home’s appearance and architectural style with new slate.
- Eco-Friendly – Slate is a nature-based material, meaning it is a direct product of the Earth’s environment. It is entirely possible to compost slate when you’re done with it.
- Durable – Slate roofs are known for their durability. Most homes experience less leaking overall, and slate is both fireproof and wind resistant. With that in mind, don’t expect to pay for repairs each year.
Maintaining Slate Roofing
The biggest issue with the installation and maintenance of slate roofs is the simple fact that most homeowners consider the material to be indestructible. This is NOT correct, though. Although a slate roof can easily last over 100 years, the material will age and eventually leak or crack. It is a good idea to have the roof inspected at least once per year.
During the inspection, check for broken or missing slates, missing siding, or unstable flashing. These are telltale signs that repairs are required.
To discuss slate roof repair or to schedule an inspection, contact Peak Roofing & Construction at (972) 335-7325 for Dallas/Fort Worth residents, and (281) 290-7325 for Houston residents. We’d be happy to answer any and all questions you may have.