For you who like to replace your existing roof into slate roof, there are so many things that you need to know first before you decide to do the project. Actually, I am pretty sure that you have already do some research in order to get the knowledge about how to change your roof with this kind of roof. But you are not only have to know the steps, preparations, or the tools, you need to know also about the mistakes that people commonly do when they want to install the roof into their old roof. All Slate is Different There is no need to stick with one kind of slate, when you do the research; you need to pick some different slate in order to get the exact image of how this is going to be for your roof. There are no slate that created in the same way, no matter the size, the materials, the quality, and others. You need to check every option that you have, so that when you choose it, there will be no room for mistake. Know Your Constructor
This is a job that almost impossible for someone to do it by on their own. You need to use the service of constructor, but remember to know them very well. You need to meet them face to face so that you have the clear image of how they are going to work with your roof. Bad Flashing Work Flashing is one thing that keeps water from penetrating through the slate roof. This flashing metal must be adequate type and gauge, but those are useless if your slate is not installed properly. That is why the work of very professional contractors is important in installing the slate. Remember that they will not just install a new roof but also have to remove the old roof first. Installing the flashing can be such a hard work to do if they do not have the experience about it. Walk on The Slate Well, another mistake that probably belong to the contractors. The slate is not a floor, so there is zero possibility of someone walks on it. Inexperienced contractors will have the possibility of step on the slate while he installing the other parts of the roof. That is why the work of professional contractors is needed so that they can set up installation plan that will not allow the contractors to step on the slate roof while it is being installed.