Slate is one of the most beautiful roofing materials, and slate roofs can last for over a century with proper care and maintenance. However, the maintenance process is not safe for the average homeowner to tackle. Why is slate roofing maintenance and repair best left to the professionals at Clean Sweep?

The Dangers of Fixing Your Own Slate Roofing

  1. Slate Tiles Are Slippery: Slate tiles are very slick, especially when there has been rain recently. While walking on a traditional roof, wearing non-slip shoes is enough. However, slate roofing is not only very slippery but also very delicate. Trust a roofing professional who knows the best and safest way to walk on slate roofing and do not risk your own health and well-being.
  2. Slate Tiles Are Delicate: Slate roofing is very delicate, which seems counterintuitive given its longevity. Walking on slate tiles can damage not only already-damaged tiles, but also existing, good tiles. We know how to use ladders and professional equipment to repair your roof without doing additional damage.
  3. Weather Matters: Weather has a serious effect on the safety of performing a slate roof inspection or repairs. While you might only be free on a rainy Saturday to inspect your own roof, professionals have exceptional availability and can tackle your inspection or repairs on a sunny day with weather appropriate for performing work.
  4. Slate Tiles Require Careful Replacement: Because slate tiles are so delicate, they often need to be replaced after they are cracked or damaged to protect the integrity of the roof. We have special tools that are used to remove damaged tiles, pull out the nails, insert new tiles that match the rest of your roof with as much precision as possible and ensure that the finished product is functional. If you do not know what you are doing, you will spend a great deal of money and time trying to find the right match and complete the repairs (if they are successfully completed!). Instead, leave this specialized work to us.

Professional Slate Roof Inspection and Repair from Clean Sweep Maryland

Clean Sweep Maryland has the experience and specialized training needed to safely and effectively inspect and repair your slate roof or chimney.  Call Clean Sweep Maryland today at 410-558-1111 for professional chimney sweep, dryer vent cleaning, air duct cleaning and gutter cleaning services designed to keep your home in wonderful condition and your family safe.