WE ARE NEW ENGLAND’S SLATE ROOFING EXPERTS
As a traditional, natural roofing material, slate provides beauty, high fire resistance, versatility and strength. A slate roof increases your home’s aesthetic appeal and value. Slate is unparalleled in design, longevity and energy conservation.
Although slates can last up to 200 years, problems can occur through:
- Poor design that creates high wear areas,
- Worn flashings where the metal wears out,
- Poor maintenance, simple neglect or the use of inappropriate repair materials like tar or caulking, which can trap water causing rot and leaks.
At GF Sprague, we believe that slate roofing is a true “lost art.” Our slaters and coppersmiths have the experience in working with slate and copperwork to get the job done right, and to provide you with a beautiful, durable roof.
WE ARE CERTIFIED BY THE STATE
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts issues a Certificate of Eligibility for those roofing companies that have the special training and experience to work on historical buildings. GF Sprague is proud to have earned this certification. Make sure the roofer you choose to work on your slate roof is similarly qualified
Slate Roof Repair
Even the best slate roofs do require upkeep. For example, all slates will split under the pressure of expanding ice. Also, metal flashings that are critical to keeping water out will wear away after about 50 years.
Therefore it is critical to conduct a regular inspection and maintenance schedule every three years, or whenever you notice missing or broken slates, or when you see can daylight through the roof. Left unrepaired your roof will deteriorate beyond the point of simple repair.
It’s best to develop a relationship with a qualified slate restoration company that has a proven track record. Just as slate roof installation requires special skills, the maintenance, repair and restoration of a slate roof is unique in its demands. GF Sprague has been trusted to maintain many properties for over the past 40 years. Contact us today for a free no obligation evaluation.
We truly recognize and appreciate the value of your roof and have the expertise to repair it so that you can enjoy leak-free protection for many years to come.
Contact us for a free estimate today by calling 781-455-0556
Areas we service in Massachusetts:
Needham MA | Wellesley MA | Weston MA | Wayland MA | Sudbury MA | Newton MA | Brookline MA | Cambridge MA | Arlington MA | Boston MA | Concord MA | Lexington MA | Canton MA | Dover MA | Duxbury MA | Winchester MA | Cohasset MA | Hingham MA | Beverly MA | Swampscott MA | Scituate MA | Prides Crossing MA | Framingham MA | Natick MA | Quincy MA | Carlisle MA | Ipswich MA | Gloucester MA | Manchester MA | Newburyport MA | Westwood MA | Sherborn MA | Belmont MA | Lincoln MA | Milton MA | South Natick MA | Wellesley Hills MA | Newton Corner MA | Auburndale MA | Newtonville MA | Forest Hills MA | Waban MA | Newton Highlands MA | Newton Centre MA | Chestnut Hill MA | Waltham MA | Watertown MA | West Roxbury MA | Dedham MA | Norwood MA | Medfield MA | Milford MA | Wenham MA | Rowley MA | Marblehead MA | Georgetown MA | Hamilton MA | Medford MA | Sharon MA | Jamaica Plain MA | Walpole MA |