From heat to saltwater to wind, driving rain, and the occasional hurricane, our roofs in Naples, FL, have to withstand quite an onslaught! With slate tile roof repair from Dickson Roofing, your home can make a colorful and luxurious statement while you enjoy exceptional durability and lower energy costs.
Dickson Roofing is the premier choice of the world’s most discriminating homeowners and commercial property owners in some of Southwest Florida’s finest communities, such as Port Royal, Olde Naples, Grey Oaks, Bay Colony, Mediterra, Aqualane Shores, and Park Shore.
We buy only the top products from local suppliers, ensuring the roof covering materials we use on your project are simply the best available, and we offer precision installation on every job. We exceed Florida Building Code minimums on all roofs.
Everything You Need to Know About Slate Tile Roofing
Many customers overlook slate because they are not familiar with its value and capabilities. Slate is a fine-grained rock that is millions of years old and can easily be split into thin slabs. Incredibly durable, it can last 50 to 100 years, even with little or no maintenance.
Slate roofing styles include the standard pattern style (with all slates having a uniform length and width), the random width style (uniform length and random widths), the staggered butt style (mixed lengths and random widths), and the ragged butt style (varied lengths with random or uniform widths).
The texture of the slate tiles can range from very smooth to rough and rustic, and the colors range from muted to vibrant and will match any architectural style and exterior color palette. Grays, blue-grays, and blacks are the most popular colors, but there are also greens, purples, and reds.
Although slate is the world’s most longest-lasting and trouble-free roofing material, not all slate is the same. As with many building materials, its reputation has been damaged in recent years by an influx of poor-quality imports. High-quality slate will not change color, fade, or deteriorate over time, so be sure to question your slate roofing contractor about it. Dickson Roofing installs only S-1 grade slate (the finest grade).
Slate tile roofing has many important benefits, including:
- No roofing material has a more celebrated appearance
- Extremely fire-resistant
- Holds up under extreme wind conditions
- Extremely durable
- Very dense and does not absorb water
- Impervious to mold, mildew, and insects
- Available in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes
- Can easily last a century and usually much longer
- Requires very minimal maintenance
Like any other roofing system, tiles are susceptible to the build-up of dirt and debris caused primarily by nearby trees with overhanging branches. The leaves can block water flow on the roof and create the perfect environment for mold growth.
While it’s tempting to try cleaning the roof yourself, you run the risk of damaging the tiles while attempting to clear out the debris. Instead, entrust this task to Dickson Roofing as often as needed to maintain a strong, damage-free roof.
When you need slate roof repair in Naples, FL, we encourage you to contact Dickson Roofing at (239) 514-1100 for a free consultation and estimate.