Slate Roofing Contractor
You’d be hard-pressed to find a homeowner who doesn’t grasp the true importance of their roof. On top of being critical to keeping the elements out, and the climate control in, it’s also a major component of your home’s aesthetic and its structural integrity.
A shoddy looking roof will cause your resale value to plummet drastically, as well as resulting in your homes curb appeal being utterly ruined. In some cases, if a roof is bad enough, you could even face your home being condemned. The thing is, a roof that’s not properly installed, or properly maintain can become a problem very quickly.
Once water damage gets in, it’s only a matter of time before the ceiling collapses, and then the roof itself caves in. That is, if the damage isn’t addressed quickly. A properly installed roof, with the proper materials, can go quite sometime before these problems arise.
This, of course, is why you wouldn’t settle for anything but the best when it comes to your roofing contractor and the materials they use. Not only do you want your contractor skilled at their craft, but you want them to have an intimate knowledge and understanding the material they’re working with.
Every type of roofing material has its own personality, its own strengths, its own weaknesses, and its own advantages. Fortunately, at JDT Construction we understand roofing materials the same way a sculptor truly understands the clay in their hands. This includes one of the most classic roofing materials around, slate.
Slate is one of the oldest still used roofing materials, dating back quite some time. It takes a skilled hand to work with this material because while it is very durable, during the installation, it can be damaged quite easily.
While there’s nothing quite as stunning as a properly installed slate roof, the material like this, you can’t trust it to anyone but the best, a contractor that has the patience, skill, and precision to install this material.
Advantages of Slate Roofing
Slate has a myriad of benefits that, in the eyes of many, outweigh the difficulty of installing it, and the expense. Chief among these is the fact that it’s one of the most fireproof roofing materials out there. Quite frankly, stone doesn’t burn.
If you live in an area prone to wildfires, you know the woes of homeowners whom it had embers land on their roof, igniting their houses. With a slate roof, this is very unlikely to happen. However, wildfires are the only ways catch ablaze. If you own a fireplace, there’s always the risk of similar stray hot material drifting onto your roof, igniting it. This is equally unlikely to happen with slate roofing.
Beyond this, slate is a very environmentally sound material to use. Most areas where slate is quarried our remote enough that no major environmental impacts occur. It’s a very common stone, so protected areas needn’t be bothered to acquire it. On top of this, disposal produces no environmentally hazardous waste, and no omissions are made in their production.
While it’s not a cheap material to install, Slate roofs last a very long time, upwards of 150 years or more. In other words, if you install a slate roof, and you take proper care of it, you may never need another roof again.
Finally, Stone is an excellent insulator. There are reasons why the ancient peoples worked so hard to shape stone into dwellings when all they had were hand tools. With stone, you are kept cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. This saves you a lot of money, as you don’t have to run your heater air conditioning nearly as hard. It does have the downside of being a little more absorbent to UV, but it doesn’t transmit that heat into your house.
Slate Roof Installation
Slate isn’t like other roofing materials. It requires a special kind of expertise to install this material, due to the many issues that can arise with it. It’s very durable once in place, but it’s fragile during the process of installation, requiring patience, attentiveness and exquisite skill. We have that skill in spades and guarantee that every slate roof we install will endure for many years.
If you choose JDT to install your slate roof, you’re investing in a roof that may endure well into the lifetime of your grandchildren. This isn’t just due to the longevity of slate, but also the skill and quality of every roof we install.
Slate Roof Repairs
Repairing your slate roof is far less costly than replacing it. As such, with any roof of any type, we do our best to prioritize repair over replacement. Our technicians have decades of skill which will enable them to assess the level of damage and deterioration of your roof, and give you an accurate estimate of how severe the repairs will need to be.
We understand that any kind of repairs or other construction projects around your house are extremely disruptive of your daily life, so we also focus on completing the repairs as quickly as possible without compromising our quality and integrity. If your roof is damaged, will repair it as quickly as possible, and you’ll be hard-pressed to believe it was ever damaged in the first place.
Why Choose Us to Install Your Slate Roof
We believe in treating our customers the way we like to be treated, every time, without fail. If your home was damaged, will look at it as if our own homes were in need of repair, and apply the same care and steadfastness across the board.
This isn’t something you should leave in just anyone’s hands, you want the best contractor you can find to install or repair your roof. You have found JDT Construction, which means your search is at long last complete.
Don’t hesitate any longer, fill out our contact form or call us today for a zero obligation assessment.