Dallas Roofing: Article About Slate Roof Care and Maintenance
All roofing types require care and maintenance to remain in good condition; however, some materials, including this one, need more than the average amount of attention from homeowners. Don't let that deter you from having or keeping a slate roof! Natural slate is sophisticated and beautiful, accentuating many of the popular design and architectural styles of other homes with Dallas roofing. Whether gray or terracotta, it lends a hint of the exotic or European to your dwelling place, not to mention added value and curb appeal.
To keep your slate roofing looking as good as new, you should consider opting for regular maintenance and repairing any damage as soon as possible after it occurs. The most common reason that slate roofs require that added care is because the tiles break more easily than roofs made from asphalt shingles or constructed from sheet metal. Broken tiles are often easier to replace than repair, because once they have broken, it is not practical to reassemble them into a whole tile. The end result would be too fragile to last very long.
Replacing a few tiles following a severe storm or hail shower is generally a project that our roofing professionals can manage in an afternoon. Quickly replacing the tiles can help avoid larger problems, such as leaking or further damage.
The roofing experts at Total roofing of Dallas TX can assist you with any questions regarding gutters or residential roofing.
We are happy to provide estimates for projects of this nature, including conducting a roof inspection and performing emergency repairs.
For routine maintenance, we can take care of your roof on an annual or twice annual basis, depending on the individual needs of your slate roof. If you have overhanging trees and branches, you may wish to have your roof maintained more aggressively to avoid staining and to detect chips, cracks, or broken tiles as soon as possible. Many of these minor insults may not be readily visible from the ground.
If you are having frequent issues with broken tiles, we can also recommend alternative roofing materials that might better suit your environment. Synthetic slate is growing in popularity because it is more durable and has a longer lifespan than natural stone. It is also available in a wider variety of hues, so you could update your home's style and appearance while also upgrading to a superior roofing material.
We are also experts at installing traditional shingles and sheet metal roofing products. Our roofers also have years of experience with architectural metal, which is growing in popularity again. Consider getting a quote from us today.