Genuine slate roofing can be a good choice for home roofing. It is a natural material that is rigid and strong, and depending on where it was quarried, the quality, color and longevity will vary. It is fireproof, strong enough to resist a hail storm, and is aesthetically appealing.
Its natural beauty will enhance the beauty and value of your home, the most common colors being tan, black, gray, red, purple, or green. The colors vary according to the various minerals found in it.
Along with its long durability and low maintenance, genuine slate roofing also:
- Does not stain
- Does not require a sealant
- Resists chipping and cracking
- Comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and patterns
- Offers warmth and elegance
- Provides unsurpassed insulation from heat and cold
- Resists acid and pollutants
Roofing slates are manufactured from natural stone. Slate is metamorphic rock that formed under intense heat and pressure underground. As stone, it is very hard and will not saturate with water, and is completely fireproof. Yet it has a characteristic that allows it to be split into thin pieces that become roofing slates. Since slate is stone, it is impervious to weather, sun, hot and cold, so you can expect a slate roof to last a very long time.
Low overall cost of ownership
Because of its longevity, slate is very cost effective over the life of the roof. Not only is the stone naturally highly rugged, it is very resistant to mold, mildew and other sources of contamination. Maintenance costs are therefore minimal.
Adding value to a property
Using the highest quality materials nearly always enhances the value of a building. Slate is no exception to this rule. A slate roof is not only highly respected for its “once-in-a-lifetime” investment, its aesthetic appeal can also be an important factor in building valuation.
Slate will last a lifetime, so should the installation
A slate roof should be associated with the best quality, longest lasting hardware—such as flashing, nails, and gutters.
Whether you choose genuine or synthetic slate roofing, prepare to beautify your home with curb appeal and a roofing option that naturally blends into its surroundings and provides you with a long lasting, energy efficient roof.
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