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Slate Roofing

Commercial & Residential Slate Roofing Services

Slate roofing is one of the most popular choices around the world, but in Vermont, it holds a special status. Slate tiles are beautiful and made of natural stone. That makes them incredibly tough, and on average, slate roofs last longer than any other type of roof. It’s not uncommon for a slate roof to survive more than a hundred years, provided it gets proper care throughout that time.

slate roofing vt

Because of the aesthetics and reliability, slate roofs are great on both residential and commercial buildings. Homeowners love them because they require very little maintenance and stand out from the rest of the neighborhood. Businesses love slate roofs because they are a financially sound choice, and they can help a business display a different kind of image.

In either case, Total Roofing & Service is here to provide everything your slate roof could need. From installation to repair, replacement to restoration, we do it all in Southern Vermont, and your roof could not be in better hands. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule service.


Slate Roofing Installation

Slate is one of the heaviest roofing materials in the business. It looks great and can last more than a lifetime, but those perks come at the cost of extra weight. That makes slate much harder to install than many other forms of roofing, but when you have experienced professionals doing the work, you can expect that they have tools and techniques that mitigate the challenge and allow them to handle slate as deftly as any other roofing material.

A slate installation with Total Roofing & Service is a smooth process. We’ve installed countless slate roofs before, and we’ll make use of all that experience when we work on yours. You can get a new slate roof on a new building, or you can upgrade the roof on an existing building. In either case, you’re investing in what is arguably the most resilient form of roofing that exists. It is also one of the most beautiful.

You can have the best of both worlds when you allow us to install your slate roof.

slate roofing on a large commercial building in Vermont

Slate Roofing Replacement

If you already have a slate roof, you might find that it needs some help. While slate is off the charts in durability, it is still subject to the forces of nature. Even slate roofs eventually need replacement. When that time comes, Total Roofing & Service is available to do the work and make it as painless as possible.

Slate roofing replacement is arguably more challenging than the initial installation. The weight of the slate is an issue for demoing the old roof before the new roof can be installed. Thankfully, we have tools and techniques for both ends of the project. We can responsibly deconstruct and dispose of your existing roof. Once the way is cleared, we’ll install your new slate roof, taking care to make it beautiful and reliable.

old slate shingles

Considering the toughness of slate, it is much more common for it to need minor repairs than total replacement. When that is the case, we have the means to provide the repair you need. One of the advantages of slate is that it is a segmented roof style (like shingles), and individual sections can be repaired and replaced as needed. Additional repair services, like restoring seals or fixing substrate, are in our wheelhouse as well.

If the slate needs more than a small repair, it might be a candidate for restoration. Restoration sits somewhere between repair and replacement on the scale of roofing procedures. The idea of restoration is to maintain as much of the original material as possible without sacrificing any quality in the final product. This approach lowers the material and labor cost of the service. It also dramatically reduces waste. We offer restoration services for slate roofs, and we can tell you whether it is a viable option for your roof.

Slate Roofing Restoration & Repair

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slate roofing with chimney flashing

Advantages of Slate Roofing

Slate roofing offers a number of advantages, including:

  1. Durability: Slate is a highly durable material that can last for over 100 years with proper maintenance. This means that homeowners can enjoy the benefits of a slate roof for several generations.

  2. Aesthetic appeal: Slate is a natural stone material that can add a distinctive and elegant look to a home’s exterior. It is available in a range of colors and textures, making it a versatile choice for a variety of architectural styles.

  3. Energy efficiency: Slate roofing has excellent insulation properties, which can help to reduce energy costs by keeping a home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

  4. Fire resistance: Slate is a non-combustible material, which means that it can provide excellent protection against fires. This can be particularly important in areas prone to wildfires.

  5. Low maintenance: Slate roofing requires very little maintenance compared to other roofing materials. It is naturally resistant to mold and mildew, and can easily withstand harsh weather conditions.

Overall, slate roofing is a high-quality, long-lasting, and attractive roofing option that offers a range of benefits to homeowners.

Whatever your slate roof needs, we can supply it. Contact Total Roofing & Service Inc. for slate roofing services in Southern Vermont today. We’ll look at your roof, get you a quote, and even help you manage your insurance claim. We want you to have an amazing roof, so let us start helping you right away.


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Total Roofing VT Team Mikey, Nicole, and Mike Sr.
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