Integrity Building Companies, LLC is proud to offer a complete catalog of top-of-the-line slate roofing services encompassing installations, replacements, reroofing, and repairs. Serving homeowners and business owners across the Wilmington Tri-County Area, our skilled team is committed to ensuring that your slate roof not only protects your home but also enhances its aesthetic appeal and overall value.
Slate roofing stands as a hallmark of both elegance and durability. It delivers a timeless charm coupled with an impressive lifespan and resilience that’s better than most roofing materials. From its natural fire resistance to its low maintenance needs, slate offers numerous advantages that customers across the country love to take advantage of. Whether you’re already familiar with the many benefits of a slate roof or you’re looking to install one for the first time, our team has all the expertise you need to get a slate roof that’s functional, stable, and visually stunning.
To learn more about our slate roofing services and request a free estimate, call Integrity Building Companies, LLC at (910) 212-4009 today!
How Much Does a Slate Roof Cost?
The cost of a slate roof can vary significantly based on several factors, such as the quality and type of slate chosen, the size and complexity of your roof, and the geographic location of your home. On average, homeowners can expect to pay between $1,000 to $4,000 per square (a roofing term that equates to 100 square feet) for materials and installation. While this might seem steep, it's important to remember that slate roofing is a long-term investment that can last a century or more with proper maintenance, far outpacing other roofing materials.
High-quality slate tends to be on the pricier end of the spectrum, and the cost can also rise if you opt for a colored or uniquely patterned slate. Installation costs are also typically higher than other roofing materials, mainly due to the expertise required to install slate properly and the need for more substantial support structures due to the slate's weight. Despite these initial costs, many homeowners find the longevity, beauty, and low maintenance of a slate roof worth the investment.
Remember, it's crucial to work with a reputable roofing company when installing a slate roof. At Integrity Building Companies, we're experienced with slate roofing and can guide you through the process, helping you choose the right slate for your home and ensuring it's installed correctly. A properly installed slate roof not only looks stunning but also delivers exceptional performance, potentially saving you money on repairs and energy costs in the long run.
Maintenance Tips for Slate Roofs
- Invest in Regular Inspections: It's recommended to have your slate roof inspected at least once every few years, or after a major weather event, to identify any potential issues early. Look out for cracked, missing, or sliding slates that may need repairing or replacing.
- Opt For Gentle Cleaning: Over time, a slate roof may accumulate moss or algae. When cleaning your roof to remove these substances, avoid using harsh chemicals or high-pressure washers, which can damage the slate. Instead, gently scrub the area with a soft brush and a solution of water and mild detergent.
- Repair Issues ASAP: If you notice any damaged slates, it's essential to have them repaired or replaced promptly to prevent water intrusion and other issues. Work with a professional roofer experienced in slate roofing to ensure the repairs are done correctly.
- Avoid Walking on the Roof: Walking on a slate roof can cause damage and potentially lead to leaks. Always hire a professional to perform any maintenance or inspections.
- Keep Your Gutters Clean: Regularly cleaning your gutters can prevent water from backing up and seeping under the slate shingles, causing damage.
- Check Flashings: The metal flashings around chimneys and vents and at roof joints can be a common source of leaks. Regularly inspect these areas and repair any damages promptly.
Do you need assistance from a roofer who knows the ins and outs of slate roofs? Call (910) 212-4009 or contact Integrity Building Solutions, LLC online today to request same-day or emergency service in Wilmington, Newport, or any of the surrounding North Carolina areas!
“Highly pleased and satisfied with Integrity Building! This company was outstanding to business with from the very start of inspecting our roof to the very last shingle was replaced.” - Micheal W.