Syracuse Roofing Contractors

Roof Repair

Sometimes you just need repair of one or two areas with leaks or other problems to be as good as new.

Roof Replacements

When your roof is in total disrepair, we remove your old roof, repair the roof deck, and replace the roof.

Roof Inspections

If you haven't had the roof looked at in the last 5 years, now is the time to do it to prevent problems!

Skylights / Vents

We install skylights to allow natural light into your home, as well as above industry standard vents.

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At Syracuse Roof Contractor, our goal is your complete satisfaction with our roof work. This means providing you with best-in-industry service and products, at the most competitive prices possible, and providing you with an excellent roofing experience. We have serviced both homeowners and businesses in Syracuse for more than 20 years, so you can trust that we understand the challenges of your specific roof issue, and can provide the correct solution with the highest quality work. Your roof is a essential part of your home, and our Syracuse roof repair work ensures that your property value increases and your family is kept safe and secure for years to come. You can have confidence that our team of professionals will do the job right. Contact your local branch 24/7 to discuss your Syracuse roofer needs and schedule an inspection. We look forward to hearing from you!


Syracuse Roofing Tip of the Month: A Short Guide to Slate Roof

When you are considering a slate roof for your house, it will not be enough to know about the cost and the color of the available slate. There are just too many things that you need to think about when you are choosing your roofing materials. You want it to be aesthetically pleasing but you also want it to last a lifetime. You want something that will add value to your home and with a minimum level of maintenance.

Things You Should Know about Slate Roof

While our roof is considered as one of the most important sections of our house, it is also one of the most neglected areas. When you are planning of installing, replacing, or repairing your slate roof, you need to make sure that you are armed with the right knowledge and information about the available roofing materials.

Designing the Slate Roof

Before starting your new project, you need to consider the exposure of your site to different environmental elements such as rain, snow, hail, and wind. This will help you determine the size of the slate that is recommended for your roof as well as the lap. Any residential structures or buildings that are located close to the hills and slope will usually be highly exposed. Generally, houses that are found close to the coastal areas will be severely exposed on these elements.

Size of Slate

Another factor you need to think about would be the size of the slate. The size will highly rely upon your roof. The smaller slate will be suitable for any steep roof. Wider slate will be advisable for roof with lower pitches. The lap should also be increased.


The slate format that you can encounter in the market is so varied that it can easily overwhelm you. A company can be producing an average of 40,000 slate combinations. The shape and size of the slate will range from 27x18 up to around 60x30. The 60x30 option is the more recommended and widely used option.

Slate Lap

Slate lap can be determined by accurately measuring the pitch and considering the weather elements such as wind and rain. Once the thickness of the slate has decreased the pitch by 30, the rafter pitch will help you identify the head lap.

Removing the Slate

After removing the roof slate from their packaging materials, you need to sort and grade and divide the slate according to four level of thickness. This will make it easier for you to accomplish the installation process. In case you are planning to store the slate on the construction site, lay them on the longer sides and place battens between each layer.

When you are purchasing slate roof, there are different information that you should inquire from the supplier or the producer. This may include the declaration of their performance, international certificates, and product traceability. There are different types of slate available in the market and having enough information about them can help you choose the right one. You should also pay attention on the techniques used in fixing the slates. You may use nails but choose a nail that is made from non-corrosive material.

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