Experienced Slate Roofers in Augusta NJ
Wilson Slate is the slate roofing professional you can trust in Augusta New Jersey. We have been providing expert installation, restoration, and repair of slate roofs for over 30 years. Our full-time slate technicians/contractors are thoroughly trained in the latest and most reliable methods for installing or repairing slate roofing. We utilize only top quality materials so your roof will last for generations to come. We never take short cuts like resorting to face nailing or using tar that can damage and shorten the life of your roof. Our skilled craftsmen install and repair beautiful and trouble-free slate roofs that last and save you money.
- Slate Roof Installation
- Restoration of Existing Roofs
- Expert Leak Detection
- Repair for Storm/Hail Damage
- Emergency Roof Service
Call or email our expert slate contractors at Wilson Slate today for a free Slate Roofing consultation for your home or business in the Augusta NJ area. We install new slate roofs or repair your existing roof. We work on residential homes, historical buildings, commercial structures, university buildings, and more. These are just a few of our capabilities. If you have need of a slate roofing specialist in Augusta NJ in the 08886 area, please give us a call today or fill out our contact form.
Why Choose Slate
Why Choose Slate for your roof in Augusta? Aside from its exceptional beauty, a slate roof is the only roof you will ever have to buy for your home. It is the only roofing material that will last for generations. Asphalt shingles used to last only 20-30 years, and even lifetime shingles will not outlast slate roofs. Metal or Tin roofs eventually corrode. Slate is environmentally friendly—made from natural stone, there is no toxic or hazardous waste. Slate will never burn or curl from the sun.
Slate is one of the most beautiful and durable roofing materials available for your building in Augusta New Jersey. It has been the roofing material of choice for many of the world’s most outstanding buildings for centuries. Many slate roof installations have literally lasted for hundreds of years on the structures they were placed on, easily managing to endure all that even the harshest weather could throw at them day after day, year after year, decade after decade.
More About Slate
Slate is a natural stone material that has been used in Augusta NJ and most everywhere such as nearby Newton, NJ and Phillipsburg, NJ for years. Because of this, slate roofs are perhaps wrongly considered by some to be low or old technology. Even if that were true, it’s durability still has yet to be matched by any man made or synthetic material. When a slate roof is installed properly, it has been proven to last anywhere from 100 to 200 years with few to no problems. Things such as leaking and failure are extremely uncommon. There are however certain things that must be taken into consideration when you are considering installing a slate roof.
Failure Due to Inexperienced Installers/Contractors
There are certain things that many installers/contractors are unfamiliar with which cause slate roofs to fail prematurely, however the main cause of most failures can usually be attributed to installer error. Since slate roofing is considered to be an older type of roofing technique, and it is often more expensive than lesser types of roofing due to the material cost, craftsmanship and expertise are required. Not many roofers or general contractors are qualified and experienced enough to execute a proper installation or slate roof repair. These instances of bad workmanship or incorrect repairs on an existing slate roof are the main reasons for failure in Augusta NJ and throughout the state.
Slate Roof Repair and Maintenance
Another main problem that causes premature failure of a slate roof is a lack of maintenance on the hardware holding it in place. This hardware has a much more limited lifespan than the slate it holds. The flashings are not always properly maintained and often are not replaced when needed. Unfortunately, many of the older slates are held in place with steel nails that will eventually rust off allowing the slates to slide down the roof. These sliders, as we call them, are more prevalent on the exposures that get the most sun.
Thank the Lord that slate roofs were designed to be modular, so they are able to be taken apart. This allows for individual pieces to be removed and replaced without having to tear off the whole roof. In a modern world where the life expectancy of most products in a roof installation is very short lived, this is quite a unique benefit. Aside from the material itself, this type of construction is an integral part of what gives a properly installed slate roof it’s great longevity. As a result, older Augusta NJ slate roofs need regular maintenance, so the whole roof will last as long as it should.
Augusta, NJ is a small community located within Frankford Township in Sussex County, New Jersey. The population taken during the 2010 United States Census for the given ZIP Code of 07822 was 887. Augusta is known for being the home of the New Jersey State Fair and the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show. It is also a host of minor league baseball. Skylands Park, a 4,300 seat ballpark, that was formerly the home stadium to the New Jersey Cardinals of the New York–Penn League and then to the Sussex Skyhawks of the Can-Am League is still in operation. The stadium is currently the home of the Sussex County Miners of the Can-Am League, which will debut in the 2015 season.