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.
If your home was constructed before 1978, chances are it contains heavily leaded paint. So if you’re renovating or doing repairs in your old home, be careful and inform your contractor. Renovation activities like sanding, cutting and replacing windows can disturb lead-based paint and create hazardous lead dust and chips.