Whether it is wind, rain, hail or snow, slate/tile roofs and metal flashings can often incur minor damage. Because of our expertise, we can prioritize any needed repairs to ensure financial flexibility, as well as develop a maintenance plan from a professional roof inspection.
Often overlooked, the proper maintenance of flashings – located at chimneys, walls, dormers, vents, hips, ridges and valleys – can prevent leaks and extend the life of a slate or tile roof.
Flashings are essentially pieces of metal used to prevent water seepage into a building, said Mark Sherby, quality control expert for The Durable Slate Company.
“Flashings are a building’s primary defense against water.” Sherby said. “Too often, people tear off a slate roof when a simpler, more affordable option is just replacing or maintaining the flashings.”
Durable Slate specializes in the installation of either steel or copper flashings.