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Historical Slate Roofing Co.
 Newton Brookline Wellesley Needham Cambridge Winchester
           Call Us at (617) 964-1608 Newton   (617) 625-7246 Boston         
Frequently Asked Questions

We try to anticipate questions you might have about slate roofing. and provide the answers here. If you need additional information send email to


Should a roofer use copper nails when installing a new slate?

Although alot of the older slate roofs were installed with regular nails, copper nails should be used for any new repair.


Can you match the repair slate to the color of my roof?

Yes, repair slates are readily available and a good slate roofer should have them in stock.


I have an ice damming issue. Is this something that can be fixed?

Yes, There are many solutions for difficult ice damming.


Is all your work done by your company or sub contracted? 

All of our repair work is done by our experienced team and one owner is always on site.


Does your company have the proper licenses and insurance?

We are fully insured and hold a Construction License and Home improvement license.


Does your company do other types of roofing?

Slate is our speciality but we have unlimited experience with all types of roofing.


How many years experience do you have repairing slate roofs?

We are proud to say we are fourth generation slate roofing contractors.


Does your company work through the winter months?

We work right through the winter months weather permitting.