Wilmington, Delaware has many original natural roofs, namely Slate Roofs and ?Tin? Roofs that require periodic work to ensure their continued trouble-free service life cycle. Being in a close proximity by way of old time shipping lanes, the Peach Bottom Slate was available to Wilmington as late as the middle of the 20th century. For any real Slate Roofer, the experience of working with the Peach Bottom Slate is a joy because these are the last of the world's finest Slates. There are many Vermont Slate Roofs in Wilmington also.
Given the Wilmington's long lasting Slate Roof cladding's life cycle, many of the original Terne Coated Steel or ?Tin? Flashings, Valleys and Built-In Gutters are winding down and beginning to leak. It is important to have an experienced Slate Roofer inspect and make sure all is well with these critical areas along with the Slates themselves, as repairs may be in order. Every missing Slate is a leak. Do not allow a novice to damage your flashings with acidic coatings and your Slate Roof with unorthodox repair measures like face nails and muck. We have written extensively on this site regarding the ?Neanderthals? as Joe Jenkins (author of the ?Slate Roof Bible?) calls them.
Be very careful in your decision making when looking for repairs. Give us a call and we promise: You will be glad you did.