When it comes to roofing materials, slate is a premium option. It’ll set you back but it’s also one of the best investments you’ll ever make because slate roofing lasts a long time. Just how long? Think 100 years. However, there are still instances when slate roofs don’t live up to this expectation.
This is because:
Contractors Don’t Use the Right Materials
Slate roofs are made up of components, each one playing a role in roofing performance. Poor-quality nails are common in premature slate roof failure because they deteriorate way before slate roofing tiles themselves start wearing out. When these nails give out, so will a slate roof.
Substandard tile quality can also be a reason for a slate roof to fail prematurely, requiring roofing services sooner than expected.
They Are Not Installed Right
Choosing the highest quality slate for your roofing project will not mean much if it will not be installed properly. Like other roofing options, slate has to be handled and installed accordingly to ensure you make the most of it, ensuring it lasts as long as it is intended.
They Are Frequently Walked On
Slate roofs can withstand the elements for decades but they are not built for frequent foot traffic. Only an experienced professional roofing contractor should be walking on your slate roof because they know exactly how to do that without damaging your roofing system and bringing about premature deterioration.
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