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Get your roof ready for winter!
Winter signals a time of many wonderful things; holidays, family time, vacations, and more. What else can it signal? Possible roof damage. Winter weather like rain, sleet, snow, and high winds can wreak havoc on roofs by creating new damage or exacerbating an existing issue. Slate Roofing Professionals offers these tips on how you can prepare your slate roof for the winter, keeping everyone inside safe and comfortable. Inspecting Your Roof Understanding the state of
yankee gutters

September 14, 2022

All About Yankee Gutters

What are Yankee gutters? Many historic homes with older slate roofs have Yankee gutters. These gutters, which date back to the 18th century, are also called pole, flush, standing, and Philadelphia gutters. The beauty of Yankee gutters is aesthetic and functional: They are wooden troughs lined with copper or steel (or stainless steel) coated with an alloy of tin and lead or zinc called terne. They are hung on the plane of the roof, built
Another 5-Star #slate roof repair in #Montclair #NewJersey Part of this work involved adding snow guards to the roof and repairing slate around the skylights at the rear of this beautiful home. Our masons and roofers know how to expertly repair and restore historic slate roofs. Why snow guards? Because a cubic foot of solid ice would plummet to the ground like a 57 pound rock. Property owners can be liable for damage or injury
another copper roofing project in progress
As we noted in a previous post, a slate roof that’s been properly installed can last at least 100 years. However, that doesn’t mean your slate roof is indestructible. Routine inspections and maintenance as well as prompt and expert repairs can go a long way to preserving the beauty and durability of your slate roof. Roof inspection Given the relatively high initial cost of installing a new slate roof, it pays to inspect its overall
Today, Vermont slate is the primary product used for slate roofing. It is highly desirable, detailed product in different sizes, colors, and styles. It is beautiful, durable, long lasting and cost effective. In fact, it has a life expectancy of 125 years because of its granite marble content. Pennsylvania slate is no longer mined. It is a softer slate and gray in color, with a life expectancy of about 65 years. It’s typically used for