As one of the premier roofing materials, slate roofs have a history of adding prestige and elegance to homes.

Not only has slate been revered for its appearance, but it’s also highly recommended because slate roofs are extremely durable and weather resistant.

However, it is important to regularly check slate roofs for any signs of damage and wear.

If any of the slate needs to be repaired, it is imperative that you have a professional roofer make the repaiars immediately.

When slate becomes brittle, it can easily be replaced and if properly maintained, a slate roof can have a life span of nearly 100 years.

Slate is very expensive, therefore, if you choose to install a slate roof or if your home already has slate boards, it’s wise that you invest the money, time, and care in maintenance and repair. A good preventative roofing maintenance plan is the best way to ensure that your slate roof remains durable and strong.

It’s wise to have the roof inspected regularly. Signs of deterioration would be loose nails, worn nails and slipping slate boards.

When hiring a roofing contractor to install or repair slate roofing, make sure that the contractor checks the condition of the wood under the slate to be sure it’s solid because often slate will withstand extreme conditions without damage, be the underlying wood may begin to deteriorate.

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