Are you looking at replacing your current roof due to age or leaks? Interested in exploring all options available to you beyond traditional asphalt shingles? If you are looking for a high-quality roof system Bealing Roofing & Exteriors, Inc. may have the answer for you. Slate roofing systems made of slate tiles are a gorgeous and classic roofing solution. Slate tiles are commonly viewed as one of the best roofing materials on the market. Here are a few things you can expect from slate roofing.
Slate is essentially a rock, derived from clay or volcanic ash. Simply put, this roofing material is millions of years old. Slate is incredibly durable and can commonly last well over 100 years with little or no maintenance. With slate, you do not want to apply any sealants or paint or it will age prematurely.
One of the biggest advantages of a slate roof is how it will look on your home. Nothing beats the look of stone – and slate beats the other options hands down. This is not too hard to do considering slate is made of 100% natural stone. The sky’s the limit when it comes to your options with a variety of tile designs, colors, and looks to choose from.
Slate roof tiles are extremely durable, in some cases outlasting the buildings they are installed on. Being made of natural stone, slate roof tiles easily stand up to the elements year-round. Slate roof tiles are also non-combustible – meaning they are fantastic at protecting your home from fire.
Compared to other roofing options, slate roofing is by far the most environmentally friendly. More common asphalt shingles have a huge environmental disadvantage. When the asphalt shingles are removed, they have to go somewhere and that’s usually a landfill. With its long life expectancy and its natural composition, slate roofing is very environmentally friendly.
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One of the properties of natural stone, including slate, is its natural insulation. During the warm days of summer, this means heat remains outside – cutting how much your air conditioner runs. In winter, the insulation properties of slate will keep your heated air indoors.
With each of these advantages, there is one thing that must be addressed. Proper installation is important in ensuring you can realize all that a slate roof offers. When slate roofs are not properly installed, there can be several issues that come up. You want a roofing contractor you can trust to do the job right. Our roofing crews at Bealing Roofing & Exteriors, Inc. have the expertise needed to install a variety of roofing products including slate. Give us a call and let’s talk about your slate roofing project.