What’s so great about a slate roof?
Slate roofs are undeniable beautiful. If you have an architecturally classic home, slate can provide the finishing touch to pull together the high-end aesthetics.
And contrary to what you may believe, you don’t have to settle for simple gray for a slate roof. Going traditional does not mean giving up a personalized touch — not when it comes to slate.
You can opt for red, black or one of many other colors to match your home’s design and color. Different shapes and styles are available as well.
Protect Your Home from Fire
Slate tiles do not burn. Asphalt shingles may be rated for fire safety, but they are not impervious to catching fire under certain circumstances, releasing a host of carcinogenic contaminants into the air (and even sometimes soil and water).
With slate roofs, homeowners can worry less about stray sparks on their property — slate is the most fire-resistant roof option possible.
Think about the resources and energy consumed to manufacture asphalt shingles and the accompanying components of a modern roofing system. Moreover, consider how much waste you will be depositing in a landfill if you have to completely remove and replace your roof every 20 years or so.
Now think about it on a larger scale and consider how much space roofing materials take up in landfills across the United States.
Slate is naturally occurring — it does not have to be manufactured for your needs, only formed. It lasts up to five times longer than asphalt shingling, so there is no need to add shingles to the local landfill.
Make an Investment That Will Last a Lifetime
Speaking of lifetimes, consider this: If you plan on being a homeowner your entire life, you can expect to pay for at least two roof replacements, maybe more depending on the timing of the projects, the local climate and other factors. Wouldn’t it be best to simply install one roof and be done with it?
Slate roofs are known to last for up to 150 years. This takes the stress out of going through multiple roof replacements. Slate also adds significantly to the value of your home. It’s a higher total cost than asphalt shingles, but you can pass the rewards onto the next generation.
Talk to Knockout Roofing to find out more about slate roofs and how our team can help assess your home and provide a quote.