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Slate Roof Replacement in EvanstonFebruary 1, 2023
Slate roofing is a popular choice for homeowners in Evanston due to its durability, longevity, and attractive appearance. Installing a slate roof requires careful planning and attention to detail, as well as a skilled crew to ensure the job is done safely and efficiently. Key components of this successful slate roof installation in Evanston included copper gutters, copper valleys and trim, new flat EPDM roofs, and proper safety set up.
Slate roofing is a durable and long-lasting roofing material, but it requires a skilled and experienced crew to install it properly, something Smart Roofing takes great pride in. Slate roofing also heavily relies on good quality slate, which Greenstone Slate is known for. Natural slate sourced by Greestone Slate from Vermont quarries provides a beautiful, natural slate, and Smart Roofing has been ordering this slate for decades. Prior to installation, each slate was carefully selected for size, thickness, and color to ensure a consistent appearance on the roof. Some slates were cut to size and fitted into place, with each one overlapping the one below it to provide a tight seal against water penetration. The slates were then securely fastened to the roof deck with the appropriate copper fasteners and adhesives to ensure a long-lasting bond.
Copper gutters and valleys are an essential part of a slate roofing system. The gutters serve to channel rainwater away from the roof and into a drainage system, while the valleys direct water flow between two roof sections. Copper ridge and trim pieces were added to increase longevity as well as improve the appearance of this slate roof in Evanston. Copper is a popular choice for these components due to its strength, corrosion resistance, and attractive appearance. Proper installation of the copper gutters, valleys, and trim pieces is critical to the longevity and performance of the roof, and our sheet metal crew did a great job.
Working on a roof can be dangerous, and safety was our top priority when installing this slate roof in Evanston. Our trained crews used scaffolding and a man lift, which provided a stable and secure platform for the crew to work from, reducing the risk of falls and other accidents. The crew also wore appropriate personal protective equipment, including fall protection harnesses, safety glasses, to minimize the risk of injury.
With the Smart Roofing team on your side, a slate roof can provide decades of protection and beauty to any home in the Chicago North shore area.
SMART Roofing, Inc. is a full-service roofing contractor serving Evanston and its surrounding North shore suburbs. Select SMART Roofing, Inc. as your Evanston Roofing Contractor with plenty of experience with slate roofs, flat roofs, and copper sheet metal work. From roof assessments and repairs to installations of virtually every type of new residential roof and commercial roof, our commitment to excellence, stellar customer service and exceptional results are the “SMART” roofing difference. Contact the roofing experts at SMART Roofing, Inc. at (847) 797-0404 to learn more about Greenstone Slate products, visit greenstoneslate.com, or email us for your residential or commercial roofing needs.
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