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Tips from the Experts: Slate Roofing Maintenance

Tips from the Experts: Slate Roofing Maintenance
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Tools & Tips

Slate is a great choice when it comes to roofing. It holds up well against the elements, doesn’t retain snow or ice, boasts an incredibly long lifespan and possesses a classic charm that can make any home look beautiful and timeless. Follow these important tips from the experts about maintaining your slate roof.


Beyond the benefits already mentioned, one major advantage of slate roofs is their low maintenance requirement. They still require some looking after, but not as much as most other roofing options. How can you make sure that your slate roof is maintained properly?

Here are some tips:

  • Have your slate roof inspected at least once a year, preferably during fall in preparation for the winter season. During inspection, ask your contractor to avoid or minimize foot traffic on the roof to prevent damage to individual slate pieces.  
  • The best place to check a slate roof is on a ladder or scaffold safely secured onto the roof edge. If your contractor really needs to walk on the roof, he must use soft-soled shoes to prevent or minimize damage. Your contractor should also check for leaks inside your home, especially in your attic.
  • If your contractor finds leaks, he will have to check whether the cause is another possible leak source, such as compromised flashing. But if the leak does come from cracked or broken roofing slate, the damaged tile will have to be replaced as soon as possible.

Slate is a hardy material but should only be handled by expert roofers with the right training, experience and equipment. The Roofing Company is that slate specialist in the Hampton Roads area since 1998 and now in Richmond. That’s 20 years and thousands of projects involving top-quality slate roofing products and services. Give us a call if you need help with your roof or if you want to schedule a free, no-obligation in-home consultation.

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