27 Jun 120 Year Old Slate Roof Repaired in Nashville, TN
120 Year Old Slate Roof Repaired Nashville, TN –
A 120 year old slate roof was repaired in Nashville, TN. This home located in the Belle Meade area of Nashville had beautiful existing natural slate roof that was estimated to be 120 years old! This stunning roof included copper metal valleys and flashings and decorative slate hips and ridges. While the existing slate roofing tiles were in great shape, the 120 year old copper was beginning to rust. In addition, the years had taken a toll of the hips and ridges which had been improperly repaired over the years with tar, caulking and even duct tape! Needless to say, this was a problem that needed to be addressed!
Our crews carefully removed the existing slate tile in all areas where copper accent roofing was located. This included the valleys as well as other flashing areas. After the area was carefully prepped with the old copper being removed, new ice and water was installed to make a water tight joint. New 16 gauge copper terne metal was installed in the valleys and copper flashings replaced. Once all of the copper flashings had been replaced, the existing slate tiles were carefully replaced.
The end result is a 120 year old slate roofing system that can easily last another 100 years! While a slate roof is not the most inexpensive roofing system available today, the rate of return on the original investment is substantial! A slate roof is the most durable roofing system we can install and provides instant old world charm to any home or business!
If you have an existing slate roof that needs to be repaired or inspected, or if you would like an estimate to install a new slate roof just give us a call! Our slate roofing experts will be happy to meet with you to discuss your specific roofing needs. From minor repairs to full roof replacements, we sincerely appreciate each and every one of our customers! MidSouth Construction are slate roofing contractors with experience! We are proud to be Nashville’s top rated slate roofing contractors for natural slate roofing systems!