When other roofing materials have been replaced multiple times, a slate roof is just getting started! Buckingham® Slate is the finest slate in North America and has proven to last well past 200 years. At 90 years old, it hasn’t even reached middle age. Why do so many property owners allow themselves to be to be talked into spending $10,000 or $20,000 to replace slate with an inferior product?
Have a few pieces of slate missing that need to be replaced? Maybe a leak around a skylight? Unfortunately, even with these minor repairs, you can find a number of roofing companies in Hampton Roads that will try to convince you to replace your entire slate roof with an inferior roofing choice just so they can then replace the roof every 20 years. This option is great for the roofer and for the roofing manufacturer, but not for the property owner. Read more about the inferior products dilemma in the slate industry: Truth or Dare: Natural Slate is the only Slate.
The metal flashing on any slate roof will only last 70 to 100 years, depending on the type of metal and other environmental factors. So expect that your flashing will need to be replaced long before the roof itself. There are many options when this time comes, but first hire a roofing company that specializes in slate roofing!
The Roofing Company maintains thousands of slate roofs in Hampton Roads and the Richmond area. We know how to make a Buckingham Slate roof last over 150 years, ensuring that it will deliver the very best return on investment for a roofing selection.
Slate roofs have been proven to work, look great and last a very long time. Now they are also available in more affordable and lightweight applications. If you have a shingle roof and you’re tired of replacing it every 20 years or so, or dealing with the black streaks so common on asphalt shingle roofs, contact The Roofing Company to schedule a consultation and free estimate.