It is difficult to know whether your roof needs repairing or full replacement.
There are some factors to consider when determining if you will need to repair or completely replace your roof.
Sometimes roofs develop leaks years before the entire roof needs replacing. Usually these leaks are caused by localized damage, such as cracked or missing shingles or shakes, or on a flat roof, a blistered or cracked area. The hardest part to repairing this kind of damage is locating it. If you roof does not have significant damage which is causing leakage to the interior, you may only need a repair.
Unlike your shingle roof, Slate roofs are virtually fireproof. The tile its self is 100% fireproof. Slate roofs are long-lasting and have been known to last 150 years. So this means slate roofs last 6x longer. This is a great reason to buy one.
Slate roofs are also a thing of beauty! Have you ever driven through a neighborhood and noticed some of the older homes have roofs that look incredibly beautiful. Generally, this is because these homes were built with a slate roof. The slate roof allows you to custom build your design to meet your specifications. I bet if you were to reach out today you would be surprised by how many styles are available.
Tile roofs have the lowest life cycle cost of any other roofing material. Centuries old tile roofs are still enduring today.
With over a century of proper field performance in other parts of the world, tiles provide the longest track record of performance compared to other roofing materials such as asphalt shingles. Its modern engineering design provides a natural water shedding and ventilation feature allowing tiles to be the primary roof covering in warm and cold climates (even reducing ice damming in cold areas). Tile’s higher weight and strength allows it to meet the anticipated loads of today’s design requirements for all of the climatic regions.
Clay and concrete tile roofs are one of the most cost-effective choices due to their long lifespan—50 to 100 years or more.