There are many types of roofing materials homeowners can select from when the time comes for a replacement. In the United States, asphalt roofing is by far the most popular choice because of its decent durability and competitive cost. As a realtor, there is a 100% chance you’ve worked extensively with homes capped with an asphalt roof. However, you may not run into more luxurious options like slate roofing quite as much. What should realtors know about slate roofing?

The Slate Roofing Advantage

There are a few key reasons why some homeowners make the jump to slate roofing for their space. For starters, it’s hard to beat that classic that aesthetic slate tiles offer. Luckily, that aesthetic should hold for decades to come as well. It’s not uncommon for slate roofing to last well over 100 years! On the other hand, a homeowner would be incredibly lucky to have their asphalt roof last half that long. Once a slate roof has finally run its course and its time to rebuild, the old roofing materials are fully recyclable unlike asphalt tiles.

Slate Roofing Inspections

If one of your clients is considering purchasing a home with a slate roof, be sure to have them consider these questions as they navigate through the homebuying process:

  • How old is the slate roof?
  • Is there a warranty on the roof?
  • How much would it cost to replace shingles?
  • What manufacturer produced the shingles?
  • Who installed the shingles?

If the seller cannot provide answers to any of these questions, Clean Sweep can help out during a slate roof inspection. It makes sense to have any roof inspected before transfer of ownership, but it’s even more important with slate tile roofing. Condition and skill of installation matter a lot when it comes to slate roofing, and you don’t want your client to end up being stuck with any repairs, damaged/ missing shingles or snow guard installations.

Clean Sweep Is Here to Help with your Slate Roofing Inspection!

Call Clean Sweep Maryland today at 410-558-1111 for professional chimney sweep, slate roofing and duct cleaning services designed to keep all of your listed properties clean and safe for sellers and buyers. If you have a prospective home buyer or home seller in need of a chimney inspection or repairs, we are here to help!