Slate Roof Maintenance and Repair Made Easy

Slate Roof Maintenance and Repair Made Easy
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    If you are deciding on getting a new roof then you are probably considering what maintenance and repair work each type of roofing is going to need, a key factor in deciding which roof is best for you.

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When it comes to slate this is often something that puts people off implementing this beautiful roof tile on their homes. Slate roofing in Sydney is incredibly popular and as someone who has had a slate roof for many years, I can tell you that the maintenance and repair work really isn’t as troublesome or expensive as you may expect.

There are so many benefits to getting a slate roof and if you do choose this style, here is how to make your life easier when it comes to repair work and maintenance.

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Installation

The most important aspect when it comes to both the longevity and the ease of maintenance for a slate roof is in the installation. It is vital that you ensure the slate roof is installed by experienced professionals and that every detail has been taken care of.

Most issues which occur with slate roofs come from the fact that they have not been installed properly, this is why tiles fall off and leaks can happen.

Back Up Tiles

When you are buying tiles for your roof be sure that you overestimate how many you need, as you can use these backup tiles for easy repairs. Ultimately these tiles are quite fragile and they can be damaged easily by changing weather conditions or falling branches.

This is par for the course and you should go into this with the understanding that at some point or another you’ll have to repair a tile or two. Having backup tiles means that you can repair any issues with speed, avoiding any secondary problems.

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Learning

Whilst it is a great idea to hire the professionals for the installation of your roof, it is still well worth knowing a thing or two about how to repair and care for your roof. You can find this information online and there are many videos on YouTube which will talk you through how to properly fix a roof tile.

Education is so important here as much of the damage that happens to these types of roofs are because people aren’t aware of the importance of reducing foot traffic on the roof and how to repair both the membrane and the tiles.

Maintenance

You should be checking your roof regularly, after poor weather conditions and on a monthly basis. If there is a damaged tile or damaged tiles, this can quickly result in more tiles becoming damaged and the potential of a leak in the roof.

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The quicker that a broken tile is fixed, the better your chances are of avoiding any further damage. The more that you check the roof, the swifter you can be in repairing any damages which may have taken place.

Be vigilant and learn your stuff when it comes to slate roofs, and always look for professional assistance when installing.

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