Thomson Remodeling has been specializing in slate repairs for over thirty-nine years. There is an old truth in roofing and that is, “the last guy on the roof gets blamed for all of the “ills” and poor workmanship.” Generally, homeowners have no idea what repairs were done thirty feet off the ground, not to mention how the work should “technically” be done. Broken slate should be replaced with the best possible equal or better match. Broken slate should never be “glued” back together. Our pledge to homeowners is that we will always perform our work with pride in a workmanlike manner. We never use substandard materials, nor would we ever face nail or glue slate to the roof. Unless we cannot nail a slate to the roof, we will use hooks. We will treat your house as if it were our own. The best slate repair is the one you don’t notice.
When you call for an inspection, we won’ traipse around on your fragile slate roof. I have been on countless estimates where I’ve seen other companies walking all over slate roofs that should never be walked on (unless its an experienced slater who know what they are doing). I’ve even seen a few do inspections wearing heavy construction boots (on slate roofs), lightweight roofer’s boot or tennis shoes are okay. With a little common sense and experience most problems can be diagnosed without walking on the roof. So, that’s our pledge to homeowners. We’ll use a common sense approach to diagnosing problems, and perform the work with pride in a workmanlike manner.
We use hooks for slate repairs.
The first “rule” in getting your slate roof repaired is hiring a slate roofer. All slate roofers are roofers, but not all roofers are slate roofers. If you are unsure, ask to see their slate ripper and slate hammer. These slate tools are essential for repairing slate roofs.