Slate Roof Repair Dallas

Types of Slate Roofs Dallas

The function of a slate roof Dallas is to provide shelter, shed rain and snow, and resist wind and other loads. This is achieved with simple and adaptable methods of installation that have proved successful for centuries around the world. In many cases, local requirements, or necessity, lead to the development of slating styles that suit or benefit from the regional supply of material. In other cases, it is the genius of the design professional, roofing contractor, or building owner that deserves the credit for creating a spectacular roofscape.

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Standard (Uniform) Slate Shingles Dallas – Standard slate roof systems are comprised of 1/4″ – 3/8″ slate of one standard length and width and with square cut butts. Standard roofs are laid in uniformly spaced horizontal courses with alternating vertical joints carefully aligned.

Patterned Slate Roof Repair Dallas – By introducing slates of different colors or shapes in a specific design or in courses, individual accents or banding can be created as part of the design characteristic of a slate roof. For layout reasons, these patterns are most frequently incorporated into standard slate roofs. Accents may include, floral and geometric patterns, dates, words, or names. Pattern catalogs were available from some quarries and slate distributors in the past.

Random Width Slate Roofs – Random width slate roofs share the attributes of a standard slate installation but employ slates of one length and thickness in a variety of widths. These slates are laid in courses to provide adequate joint offset, while not maintaining joint alignment. Our goal is to provide the best slate roof repair Dallas service.

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Multicolored (Blended) Slate Roofs – Where a variety of colors is available, it is common practice to blend mixtures of various colors together to create a multicolored slate roof. Although possible for a uniform size slate roof, multicolored slate roofs are most commonly achieved using a random width installation. As few as two colors can be used and commonly up to 4; however any number is possible. Where unfading slate colors are part of the blend, it can be effective to use some complementary semi-weathering colors to ease the transition between colors. Contact us for both roof tile and slate company dallas.

Graduated Length Slate Roofs The practice of installing slates of varying lengths and widths on a roof came from the days when some quarries produced slate on an “as available” basis rather than in specified lengths and widths. This led to the roofing contractor sorting the slate on site and installing the longest and widest slates at the eaves (where they carried the most water) and “graduating” several other lengths into the roof in courses so that the shortest and narrowest slates were at the top of the roof, where they carried the least water. The normal exposure of each length was maintained, decreasing from the eave to the top of the roof. A well-laid-out graduated slate roof should show no discernible break between the various lengths of slates used as they move up the roof. We provide repair services for both roof tile and slate company dallas.

Graduated Length / Graduated Thickness Slate Roofs – Slate of three, four, or more successive thicknesses are commonly incorporated into graduated length roofs with the largest and thickest slates at the eaves. The slates are then laid with diminishing lengths and thicknesses until the smallest and thinnest slate are at the top. Slates at the eave could be 1 inch thick, or more, and the 3/16 inch thick at the top of the slope.

Textural Slate Roofs – The use of slates of rougher surface textures and thicknesses, mixed throughout a roof, creates a textural slate roof. The method of installation leaves slates of varying thicknesses lying adjacent to each other, creating a rougher hewn appearance. As the slates are rougher and thicker, it is common for textural slate butt corners to be randomly missing acceptable dimensions.

Hang-down (Staggered Butt) Slate Roofs – Another architectural variation of a basic slate roof installation is the random use of longer slate, with their heads laid to the same course line or higher, and their additional length projecting past the butt line of other slates. This creates a hang-down appearance.

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Amanda P
15:29 14 Nov 22
I had such a great experience with Ready Roofing. Sebastian was courteous and honest, which is a breath of fresh air when dealing with roofing companies. Everything was handled flawlessly from start to finish. Thank you... to the crew and all at Ready Roofing! I highly recommend them for any roofing needs.read more
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Sarah Bruederlin
15:43 13 Sep 22
Found this company on a whim after a torrential downpour caused a leak in our roof/ceiling. Andrew was the absolute best! He was professional, helpful, and so quick to respond. He had Dylan (one of his employees) come... out the following day to provide a temporary fix that would outlast the week of storming, with a plan to provide a more permanent fix when the roof dried. Dylan was also the best! Very respectful and came back to ensure the fix held. So happy to have this amazing crew on our side!read more
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El Jefe
11:03 05 Aug 22
We had a hail storm come threw our neighborhood and caused a lot of damage, the next morning we woke up to soooooo many roofing companies knocking on our door claiming we had to repair the roof asap and to get paperwork... started. A good friend of mine highly recommended Andrew and he definitely took care of everything without any type of headaches!!! He made this nightmare into something that I didn’t have to deal with at all, he took care of everything and I mean everything even to the littlest details that I didn’t even know about. I strongly recommend Andrew and his crew, honest companies are hard to find and when it comes to your home you can count on them to get it done right!!read more
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