Morris County Slate Roof – Roofing Company First Arrives on Site
This slate roof in Morris County, NJ was plagued by continuous roof leaks – badly needing roof repair. After becoming frustrated by the lack service and communication provided by their current roofer, the homeowner reached out to the experts at Alte Exteriors. To thoroughly inspect and investigate the slate roof, an appointment was scheduled with the head of roofing services at Alte Exteriors. Specializing in slate roofs, Dan Alte provided the knowledge and experience needed to correctly identify the issues plaguing the roof in Morris County, NJ. Upon arriving in Morris County, Dan met with the homeowners to discuss their needs, wants, and the history of the current slate roof. After discussing their desires and the future plan for the family home, Dan invited the homeowners to accompany him on an initial inspection. Slate is a tricky material to judge without close examination. From a distance the existing roofing slate did not appear to be in terrible condition. Roof slates normally appear weathered, as they endure 80+ years in the elements. An additional survey of the slate roof surface was required to accurately determine the best plan of action. Daniel utilized drone technology – getting up close and personal with sections of the slate roof that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Investigation of Morris County Slate Roof – Diagnosing Need For Leak Repair / Roof Repair
The inspection revealed a drastically different story than would first appear from the ground at a distance. Daniel discovered over 95 missing or cracked slates. Leaks in two additional areas were identified. During the examination of the slate roof, Daniel found multiple areas with prior repair attempts – incorrectly implemented. With the homeowner’s best interest in mind, Alte Exteriors could not prepare a roofing repair proposal considering the current condition of the roof. A complete roof replacement was now required to correctly address the issues at hand.
IMPORTANT FACTORS TO CONSIDER WITH YOUR ROOFING COMPANY WHEN DECIDING THE TYPE OF SLATE, SIZE, AND COLOR ON ANY SLATE ROOF PROJECT:
- The age of the home
- Style of the home (ie: farmhouse / colonial / historical value}
- Age of existing roof slates
- Slope or steepness of the roof structure
- Location the existing roof slates were sourced
- Style, size, and color of existing slate roof system
- Desired quality of the new slate roof system
- Desired style of the slate new roof
Design / Installation of Morris County slate roof
THE PRODUCTION TEAM AT ALTE EXTERIORS WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE MORRIS COUNTY, NJ HOMEOWNERS TO DESIGN AND INSTALL THE BEST POSSIBLE SLATE ROOF SYSTEM. THE FINAL PRODUCT CONSISTED OF:
- 3 different slate widths (9’’,12’’,14’’}
- 1 single color pattern (Vermont Grey-Black)
- 16 oz revere copper roof accents (Custom fabricated)
They could not have made better choices!
With all replacement roofing materials chosen – down to the last slate – it was finally time for installation of the new slate roof on the home in Morris County. Head of roofing services arrived at the home as the sun rose on install day. After meeting with the homeowners, Daniel would oversee preparations for the new slate roof installation. To protect the home and siding, extra large tarps were rigged to collect any stray debris. The team also installed a ‘slide’ system from the home roof to the dumpster. The material removed from the home during the roof installation could now easy slide from the roof, directly into the dumpster. After removing the original slate roof material from the home, they were ready to begin installing the new slate roof on the home. Our team installed Vermont slate with the widths of 9”, 12”, 14” evenly placed throughout the roof, giving a more blended look VS the common uniform style. “Vermont Grey-Black” is composed of several different colors, blending beautifully throughout the stone slates. Multiple light and dark grays – that fade to black throughout – complemented with several brown hues gave the slate roof a timeless look.
- Remove existing roofing down to wood substrate
- Replace or repair any rotted roof decking
- Fabricate custom copper drip-edging metal
- Install drip-edge metal along eave of roof line
- Install high temperature self adhering membrane
- Install custom copper valleys
- Install slate start course
- Install field slates – evenly mixed throughout – installed with copper nails
- Build and install custom ridge venting
- Install slate caps on all ridges
Morris County Slate Roof – The Completed Project
The Morris County homeowners were over the top excited, proud, and beyond pleased with the entire process. The customer service provided by Alte Exteriors was punctual, educating, and always willing to go the extra mile to keep our clients life moving smoothly. As the project came to a close, the homeowners noticed county residents enjoying their daily walks through the neighborhood began to stop and admire their home from the street. Person after person complimented the gorgeous new slate roof.
WHY CHOOSE ALTE EXTERIORS FOR YOUR HISTORICAL ROOFING PROJECT?
GAF President’s Club
Guarantees every project
GAF Master Elite Certified
GAF Triple Excellence Award
Over 50 years specialty roofing experience
Provides the best roof warranty in the industry
Flexible Financing Options – making ANY project affordable
Highest Rated Roofer in Hunterdon, Morris, and Somerset Counties
While Alte Exteriors is best known for their specialty roofing project and historical restorations, also provide the same award winning roofing services on:
- Home restoration project
- Roof repair
- Shingle or trim repair
- Complete roof replacement
- New construction installation
- Slate / Cedar / Copper / Metal roof installation and repair
Roof replacement can be stressful. At Alte Exteriors, we are always thrilled to be given the opportunity to help a homeowner in need. Specialty slate roofing is something many roofing companies are not familiar with. It requires a company with the specialty roofing knowledge and experience required to identify, restore, and repair all details accurately.
Call the roofing company with over 50 years of knowledge and experience. The team using only the highest quality materials to service every slate or shingle on your roofing project. When your home next requires roofing services – call the roofing professionals at Alte Exteriors. Located in Somerset County. Offering roof repair, installation, and inspection in:
Home restoration project | Roof repair | Shingle or trim repair | Roof replacement
New construction installation | Slate / Cedar / Copper / Metal roof installation and repair
Hunterdon | Somerset | Morris | Middlesex | Warren | Princeton | Sussex | AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES