Many types of residential roofing systems can be described as beautiful and durable, but slate roofing offers unique advantages that make it worth considering when it’s time to replace your roof.
Given the wear and tear roofs undergo once installed, only high-grade slate is chosen to be used as roofing material. When installed on a well-maintained roofing structure, you can expect your slate roof to last over 100 years. It is worth noting that you should invest in quality roofing materials that will complement the slate: quality underlayment, treated wood and a roofer with a proven record of using only long-lasting materials. The last thing you want is the outer layer of slate outlasting the roofing structure itself.
Quality slate roofing can withstand virtually anything nature can throw at it. Slate is heavier than most other types of roofing materials, and if installed by a skilled roofing contractor, your slate roof is less likely to get damaged by updrafts.
The thickness of the slate is important. If the slate is too thin, it will be too brittle to be of any use. Thick slate also makes your roof more resistant to impact from airborne debris, and it doesn’t have granules that can fall off over time. In fact, the only effect the elements will have on slate is a naturally faded look.
Slate is one of the eco-friendliest roofing materials available. It is quarried from sustainable sources, so it’s not a manufactured material, which means it has a much smaller carbon footprint than other roofing systems. Once sawn, shaped and beveled, roofing slate is ready for installation. Roofing replacement projects generate a large amount of waste material that takes up landfill space. But thanks to its extremely long lifespan, a slate roof won’t contribute more waste to landfills. Discarded slate can also be repurposed as writing boards, roofing for sheds or even as landscaping pieces.
To learn more about slate roofing or our other residential and commercial roofing options, call Elite Roofing Solutions today at (855) 588-6610. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation inspection. We serve Houston, TX, and surrounding areas. Ask us about our payment options for new roof installations.