A slate roofing system is a roof for life. Lasting up to 100 years, slate is second only to cement and clay tiles in terms of longevity. The material does cost more than asphalt shingles, but it more than makes up for its price with its high durability and long service life. With proper care and maintenance, you can even add a few more years to this already impressive lifespan.
Let our roofing professionals at Tedrick’s Roofing walk you through the most important slate maintenance steps to help you get the most out of your roof.
The Importance of Routine
Homeowners rarely think about their roof until it starts to show signs of failure. However, it’s important to remember to stick to a regular schedule for your roofing maintenance. Slate roofs need to be professionally inspected once a year for any early signs of problems like missing tiles or a roof leak. Barring severe weather, you can also choose to have your slate roof inspected at least once every two to three years.
The fall season is notorious for leaving tree branches, dead leaves and other debris on your roof deck. Before the snow starts to fall, it’s important to keep your roof clear of any object that may affect its performance. Have a professional clean out your gutters and downspouts as well to ensure good performance throughout the winter months.
Patching Up Leaks
With regular maintenance, your roofing contractor should be able to spot, diagnose and repair problems before they become worse. For some issues like leaks, the total cost of a solution depends on how soon you were able to identify it. The longer you wait to fix a leaking roof, the bigger the problem can become, and the more expensive it will get to properly address.
Make your slate roof last longer with a professional maintenance plan from our experts at Tedrick’s Roofing. We are your trusted provider of high-quality roofing products and excellent services. Give us a call at (206) 824-3440 and (253) 499-9660, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation roof inspection today. We serve homeowners in Auburn, WA.