Roofing

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Our Roofing Services

For high-quality roofing, Milwaukee homeowners choose Dave North Roofing. Our Milwaukee roof installers are tile roofing and slate roofing experts with decades of experience providing roofing services throughout the Milwaukee area.

These natural stone roofs can offer a distinct character to a building. Available in a variety of colors, thickness, dimension, and texture, these roofs can achieve quite a variety of looks. The installation methods combined with the right mix of slate can offer a very custom look that is appropriate for the architecture used. With our large inventory of reclaimed slate, we can match most existing roofs for repairs or additions.

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Fired from clay, roof tiles come in a variety of shapes, colors and textures. From natural earth tones to glazed color finishes, tile roofs will be a dominant architectural feature to a building. The best clay tiles are virtually non-weathering and with maintenance and replacement of the support, materials can be kept going for centuries. With our large inventory of reclaimed tiles, we can match most existing roofs for repairs or additions.

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While tile and slate will endure for 150 years or more, the metal flashings that carry the water at the joints of the roof will start to fail after 60 years or so. These flashings are all custom-built for each detail on the roof, from either tin or copper. The seams are always soldered. Our craftsmen have the ability to remove tiles or slate to allow for the replacement of flashings and then fit them back into place after the new flashing is installed. We fabricate and install our new flashings using copper with soldered seams.

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Most of the original flat roofs on older buildings with slate or tile roofs were made from either soldered seam tin or copper panels. Many have been replaced with modified bitumen roll roofing or rubber roofing. Because these roofs typically aren’t seen, these are viable alternatives to the originals at a much lower cost while still lasting up to 20 years. The challenge is fitting these products at the edges of a slate or tile roof. It is often necessary to remove courses of roofing to allow for the proper lap of the flat roof underneath and then reinstall the courses after it is in place. These flat roofs often need custom flashings where they drain over the tile or slate. Our craftsmen can offer the flat roofing and ensure the details are done right.

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Inspection Services

When purchasing an older home with an original slate roof or tile roof, prospective buyers need to establish the condition of the roof and gutters in order to establish a final offer price. We offer inspection services and are prepared to move quickly to meet deadlines.

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For the finest tile and slate roofing Milwaukee has to offer, call Dave North Roofing at (414) 962-5700.