If you want to give you home a sophisticated and beautiful exterior, consider installing slate roofing! They may have a higher upfront cost compared to other roofing materials, but we’re here to explain why slate roofing is the most bank for your buck.
What are the advantages of slate roofs?
Slate roofs last 50-100 years, making the durability and longevity of this material its most appealing factor. Also, the variety of color options to choose from! However, the cost of slate varies on the color preference. Like granite, different colors come from different locations (i.e. New York, Spain, England, and Brazil).
Are there different types of slate roofing?
Synthetic – Synthetic slate roof shingles are made of 100% recycled rubber and plastic, one of the major incentives for people who are environmentally conscious. They’re also lighter and come in a variety of colors and sizes, mimicking real slate.
Metal – Metal slate roofs’ longevity and low costs are a few major advantages to this material. Also, if you live in a colder climate, metal roofs are able to shed snow more easily.
Who should be installing slate roofs?
Homeowners stand back! Installing and repairing slate roofs (or any other roof) is something that should only be handled by a professional. And when it comes to slate roofs, a structural engineer will even need to be involved as well. Your slate roof can easily be damaged, especially if you don’t use the proper tools and technique!
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