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Slate Roofing Solutions that Restore Your Roof to Its Natural Charm

If you own or manage one of the many historic buildings with slate roofing in our Mid-Atlantic service area, then you know how beautiful and durable this roofing material is. However, you can't DIY repairs when tiles need fixing.

It takes professional slate roofing contractors with the equipment and experience necessary to work on this specialty roofing material. Heidler Roofing can help with all your slate tile roofing needs, so schedule your estimate to get started today!

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What Is Slate Roofing?

Slate roofing is a type of roof system often found in historic buildings, libraries, cathedrals, and some houses. It's made from natural slate tiles, individually placed on the roof. Slate is a high-end roofing material made naturally by the earth in certain areas, such as Italy, Maine, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. It is a fine-grain layered rock, and the thin, flat roofing tiles can be made relatively quickly.

It's one of the most beautiful roofing types, and some manufacturers even produce asphalt shingles that look like slate. There are also synthetic slate shingles made from a unique combination of plastic and rubber, but they are just a fraction of the weight of the natural stone. No matter what type of slate roofing you have—natural or synthetic—Heidler Roofing can handle the installation and repairs of your roof!

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What Are the Benefits of Having a Slate Tile Roof?

Slate roofing in America dates back to 1654, with the earliest slate roofs in Boston and Philadelphia. It wasn't until the Victorian Era and into the 20th century that its popularity boomed, thanks partly to newly opened quarries after the Civil War. Today, slate roofing is popular on many historic buildings, providing a fire-resistant, exceptionally durable, and stunning beauty to any building.

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Slate roofing is one of the most durable materials on the market today. With proper care and maintenance, it can last between 75 and 100 years.

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Slate is naturally fire-resistant, giving you peace of mind. It's also waterproof and freezeproof, ensuring your building gets the protection it needs.

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You can't beat slate roofing when you want something that has natural beauty. It gives any home or building a distinguished and elegant look.

Looking for a Slate Roofing Contractor Near You?

When you need to repair, replace, or install a slate roof, you need to hire professionals with experience in this particular type of roofing. At Heidler Roofing, we've worked on specialty roofs like slate for over 60 years. We have what it takes to restore your slate roof to like-new condition. Get started today by scheduling your roofing estimate!

Why Choose Us for Your Slate Roofing?

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You want your slate roof to be in pristine condition, so you need to hire a slate roofing contractor to keep up with its regular maintenance and tile replacement needs. The problem is that many roofers don't have experience working on slate roofing, making you feel uneasy about hiring them. We understand your concerns and want to reassure you that we have worked on some of the most challenging slate roofs in the area.

Often built at steeper angles than other roofing types, slate roofing replacement or repair requires contractors with the right tools and experience to get the job done. We know the slate rarely fails on the roof, and pipe collars, valley metal, and wall flashings often cause leaks. That's why we take the time to inspect your roof and discover the underlying issue before performing any repair work.

When it comes to your slate roof, experience the Heidler Difference today!

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Slate is a natural material for your roof that brings elegance and sophistication. Synthetic slate shingles are also readily available and don't have the heavy weight of natural slate. But no matter which type of slate roofing you have, you can't repair it on your own.

Replacing or repairing a slate roof is a job for professionals, so give us a call today! We have the right experience, tools, and techniques to restore your slate roofing properly. Restore your building to the stately look it once had by scheduling your roofing estimate today!

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