Why You Should Consider a Slate Roof on an Older Home

Ah, slate roofs — they stand the test of time, while adding beauty and value to your home.

With slate roofs lasting over 100 years (if properly installed and maintained, of course), this material can certainly compliment  an older home filled with rich history.

If you’re tired of the same old roofing options, then slate will be the perfect choice. Still not sold on the idea? Take a glance at some of the many benefits of this timeless roofing material:

  1. Variety is key, no matter what avenue you’re dealing with. Luckily, slate is available in a range of sizes, thicknesses, and colors. You’ll be able to pick the roofing tiles that work best for your particular home, so you can best complement other details of the exterior.
  2. They stand the test of time. Consider this: most roofs last 20 years before they’re in need of replacement. Slate, on the other hand, can last over a century — which makes it one of the best investments a homeowner could ever make!
  3. They’re virtually indestructible. Did you know, unlike other materials, slate tiles are totally fire resistant? Should a neighboring home catch fire or a stray spark from a firework were to hit your roof, you’ll be in the clear.
  4. They’re environmentally friendly. Fact: other roofing materials need replacement every 20 or so years, which leads to landfill waste. As you’ve read above, slate can last significantly longer, a wise choice if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint. Further, you may choose synthetic slate roof shingles which are made of 100% recycled rubber and plastic — win! 

So, is slate roofing the right choice for your home? Contact Landmark Exteriors today!

If you want to find out what a slate roof can offer your home, we’re here to help! Give us a call at 203.838.3838. We proudly serve homeowners in Fairfield and Westchester counties, as well as Long Island.

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