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Slate Roof Replacement

Recently we completed a job in Plandome NY. The job called for 5000 square feet of Slate removal and replacement. This job had several challenges that had to be overcome to complete the job and satisfy the home owner. Read the rest of entry »

Repairing a Slate Roof

If you buy an older home with a slate roof, commonly found on the north shore of Long Island, you may have to deal with repairs of broken, cracked or missing slates. Read the rest of entry »

Tile Roof Alternative Materials

Roofing materials made of metal tile and synthetic plastic slate are often slightly cheaper than their natural counterpart and offer additional benefits.

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About Slate Roofing

Slate is one of the two naturally occurring roofing materials currently used today. Along with being one of the oldest roofing materials in existence Slate is arguably the longest lasting roofing material on the market. It often has a serviceable life of 70+ years. Read the rest of entry »

Dangers of Synthetic Slate Roofing

Should you have one of these synthetic slate roof systems on your house, they are a health risk and must be removed by a licensed abatement contractor. The asbestos in this material are very friable and have significant health risks. Read the rest of entry »

Why Replace a Slate Roof?

The decision on what material will be used to replace a slate roof in NY is usually a budgetary one. A new slate roof can cost five or six times what a good asphalt shingle roof will cost. It has been my experience that for most people, a new slate roof is not typically in their budget.
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