Largest Inventory of Slates
Slate roofs are among the most beautiful and durable materials available.
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.
Our skilled craftsmen at GF Sprague have worked on thousands of slate roofs in the area and they know how to analyze and address any circumstance or problem. We are able to provide a cost-effective solution for your slate roofing application.
Call us today at 1-781-209-6791 or click below to learn more about slate roofing installation for your home. We offer free estimates on all our work in Newton, Needham, Wellesley and throughout the surrounding areas.
This homeowner called us to solve their issue of water leaking in around the dormer. Our certified expert inspected the area and realized the issue was stemming from metal along the top of the dormer which had worn out. Installing a new piece of custom fabricated copper fixed this issue, and installing slates around the new copper will keep this roof watertight. This type of custom copper work is something our crew can fabricate for any project, giving you exactly the fit your project needs.
The membrane roof way up on top, the slate roofs, and the copper gutters are in incredible condition after 27 years. This is the type of craftsmanship and longevity that we stand by with every project.
For this project we needed to replace a few damaged slates and repair a rubber roof. Our crew removed the slates so they could properly run the rubber up the roof, creating a leak proof barrier. This will also help alleviate any damage that future ice dams could cause. They finished the job by replacing the damaged slates, leaving the roof looking great.
The original copper cap had started to leak so we removed it and replaced it with a custom fabricated copper cap fastened with stainless steel screws and brass washers.
These customers called us with a concern over falling ice and snow causing damage to their home. Not only did we cure that issue with a snow rail, but we also adhered protective ice and water shield along the lower three feet of the roof. We also restored the lower slate roof, and this customer will not have to deal with snow avalanching off the roof anymore!
When properly installed and maintained, slate roofing can last for as long as 200 years. However, there are problems that can occur despite this outstanding durability:
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.
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. If left unrepaired, your roof will deteriorate beyond the point of simple repair.
At GF Sprague, 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. We are experienced in working with a wide variety of roofing materials, and we can provide you with expert slate roof repair or installation.
Call us today at 1-781-209-6791 or contact us online to get a free estimate on slate roofing services in Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Chestnut Hill, Weston, Boston, Brookline, Quincy, Watertown, Cambridge and throughout the surrounding areas.