Slate Roof Repairs in the Ghent, Norfolk Neighborhood
Welcome to the Ghent, Norfolk, Neighborhood Page. Whether you are a Ghent resident or not, we’re so glad you landed here! The Roofing Company has completed a variety of slate and asphalt repairs in the Ghent neighborhood (map image). Ghent resident customer reviews are below.
Historic Ghent District
The Ghent Business Association couldn’t have described this special neighborhood better as “one of the most unique gems of Hampton Roads.” There’s no shortage of entertainment, dining, shopping, and historical sites to see. There are plenty of historical structures, both commercial and residential, dating back to the 1890s that require ongoing maintenance to stay intact for generations.
Slate roof repairs, specifically Buckingham Slate roofs, are a good example of the historical restoration we encounter in this architecturally stunning district. From high-pitched gable and hip roofs to low-slope and flat roof areas, they all require consistent upkeep to preserve the original structure.
Specialization and Training
Slate roofing is our specialty. So much so that we are the only roofing contractor in Hampton Roads with an onsite slate roofing training center. The training area provides a space for the production team to practice the trade and take guidance from our own slate roofing experts. Additionally, the center is a place to construct mock-ups for complex and custom projects before the job begins. We have an open invitation for the customer to see the display, which helps visually understand the details and the workmanship going into their job. The invitation to visit our training center is also open to you! Please call 757-867-6600. One of our associates will be more than happy to schedule a time for you.
Not All Roofing Contractors are Skilled in Slate Roofing
The Roofing Company is very adamant about following manufacturer recommendations for all aspects of roofing. Our trade and practices are adopted from The National Roofing Contractor’s Association manual, which offers the most current and useful information in the roofing industry. We are in the business to help you to make the best decisions about your roof.
We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to exercise due diligence before you hire a contractor to service your slate roof. All too often we encounter improper repairs that end up costing business owners and homeowners more because the repair didn’t last. They can end up spending double or triple what they would have paid to fix it with a knowledgeable and trained roofer. Some of the most common faulty practices we come across are repairing with tar or glue and incorrect flashing.
No matter what type of roofing service you need, The Roofing Company is delighted to discuss options to restore your home.
Ghent, Norfolk, Customer Reviews and Project Pictures:
Removed existing attic fan. Replaced area with CDX plywood, new GAF Deck-Armor Premium breathable roofing underlayment and installed new Slate Shield “Lightweight Slate” method with butterfly hooks.