Slate Tile Roof Maintenance

Slate tile roof maintenance is fairly simple and straightforward. Unlike some other types of roofing materials, slate tile doesn’t require much maintenance. This, because of its durability and longevity (which is why slate roofing is often called “forever roofing”). The good news is that regular maintenance only has to occur about three times a year. So, read on to learn more about slate tile roof maintenance and what you need to know.

Slate tile roof maintenance only needs to be performed three times per year. If done right and consistently, a hard slate tile roof can last anywhere from 75 years to 200 years, while a soft slate tile roof can last 50 to 125 years. But, this isn’t the only benefit of slate tile. It also helps to improve the look of your home and can also help to increase property value, too.

In order to keep a slate tile roof looking its best and performing to its peak capacity, it’s highly advisable to clean the gutters at least two times during the fall (when the debris is at its most prevalent) and once during early spring. It’s also very important to check for and replace any damaged slates in order to maintain their integrity. Approximately every five to seven years and slate tile roof should be thoroughly inspected by an experienced professional.

If you do these simple things, your slate tile roof — whether hard or soft — will last its longest and look its best for many, many years to come.

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