Stone Roofing Repair
Stone is an excellent choice for roofing systems because it is a long-lasting, durable material that will very likely never need replacement. Many stone roofing systems need maintenance because the other materials beneath the stone (wood and metal) deteriorate much faster than the stone. Most stone roofs today use slate, as slate is easy to cut into tiles that are thinner than limestone or granite. Because slate is as durable and weather-resistant as other types of stone, but significantly lighter, other stone roofing materials are becoming increasingly obsolete.
If you need stone roofing repair in Billings, MT, the roofing contractors at Donahue Roofing are ready to help. (406) 248-5428
Benefits and Setbacks
The weight of stone shingles is a limiting factor for many properties, and slate helps alleviate this problem, often requiring nothing more than local building codes to be met. If your building is up to code, chances are a slate roof is a perfect choice!
Improper installation is the biggest downfall of a stone roofing system, and can drastically reduce the longevity of your roof. We are skilled in repairing and replacing stone roofing systems to ensure continued weatherproofing and proper attachment of your stone tiles to the decking below.
Stone roofing systems are notoriously heavy, and slate helps reduce this burden by being relatively lightweight compared to other stone materials. Slate can last from 80-400 years depending on the quality of the slate, and most roofing systems can expect a lifetime of 100 years or more before maintenance is required.
Stone roofing systems are fireproof and environmentally friendly, but are expensive and can require additional support structures beneath the roof to adequately hold the extra weight of a stone roof.
If your stone roof is in need of repair, or if you want to install a new stone roof on your property, give us a call! The roofing contractors at Donahue Roofing are experts in their field, with years of experience and the best training possible. Don’t trust any roofing contractor with an investment as large as your stone roof, you want to hire professionals with the skill set necessary for repairing stone tiles. When you need stone roofing repair in Billings, MT, give us a call! (406) 248-5428