Slate has been used as a roofing material by civilizations for centuries. It is beautiful, durable, waterproof, fireproof and energy efficient. Natural slates have perhaps the longest life expectancy of any sloped roofing material when installed properly.
Additionally, slate tiles are one of the most environmentally friendly roofing options. They have the lowest embodied energy of any building material, meaning they take the least amount of total energy to produce.
Special Considerations for Slate
A roof’s structural design requires special consideration if the slate is to achieve its typical life expectancy. For example, a standard slate roof generally cannot be installed over conventional framing.
Slate is also like clay, ceramic and cement tiles in that upgraded flashings are necessary for optimum performance.
Another important consideration for slate is that it can be repaired only by expert tradesmen. Homeowners simply cannot afford to allow just anyone on their slate roof. Many slate roofs ruined are by inappropriate repairs.
If you call a big local roofing company, chances are when they see your fifty-year old slate roof, they are going to try to sell you a new roof and not offer to repair it. Most slate roofs in this region are repairable, but some are not.
A new slate roof is a big investment. Use only experienced roofing crews to protect your investment and maintain your slate roof’s natural beauty.
Nashville Slate Roof Installation and Repair Experts
Our slate mechanics know slate. We follow the National Slate Association’s guidelines on all new slate roof installations, flashings, replacements, and slate roofing repairs.
Whether you are re-slating an addition, or installing slate on your custom home, you want your new slate roof to last its intended lifespan. There is only one way to install a slate roof — the correct way. Installing slate correctly only comes from experience. We have plenty of experience and a dedication to pride, tradition, workmanship and quality since 1995. Contact us at (615) 794-9111 today or fill out our form for a free job quote or to get started.