Slate is a popular roof choice in many upscale homes and buildings. It is durable and has high-insulating properties. While it has many benefits, it will eventually reach the end of its life span and require a replacement. Know the signs for roof replacements and when you need to replace your slate roof.
Brittle, soft or failing slate tiles absorb moisture, which can cause them to rot. If there is visible moisture damage in your attic and rafters, then you will need to replace your roof.
When you find their presence in the attic and living areas, it’s an indication that your roof is at the end of its life span.
Once your roof’s metal flashings, valleys, and gutters sustain significant damage, you need to replace your slate roof with a new one.
If a huge portion of your slate roof has cracked, slipping, and missing tiles, then it is a clear sign it needs a replacement.
Higher Energy Bills
Failing slate roofs lose reflectivity, making them inefficient. This can lead to discomfort in your home and cause you to overwork your HVAC units, which can drive up your energy costs.