How a Slate Roof Works?
Slate is a type of dark stone that can be shaped into slate roofing tiles. Slate tiles offer durability, resilience, and an aesthetically appealing finish for your roof. Because they stand the test of time, you’ll often see slate roofing systems on elegant historic homes. A slate tile roof system is an ideal option for owners who want to replace their roof once and never have to worry about it again.
In our experience, slate roofing offers the following advantages:
Slate shingles can last anywhere from 50 to 200 years depending on hardness. Soft slate typically lasts 50 to 125 years while harder slate generally lasts 75 to 200 years. Although upfront cost is significantly higher than other roofing systems, if it’s longevity you want, a slate roof is your best option bar none. Build or replace a roof with slate tiles, and you’ll never have to worry about replacing your roof again. Slate roofs have even been known to outlast the buildings beneath them.
Real Estate Value
When you install a slate roofing system, you are maximizing the real estate value of your building. Buyers love slate roofs because they know they won’t have to worry about replacement anytime in the near future. While you end up paying more money up front, this additional investment can pay off if you ever decide to sell.
Slate tiles require minimal preventative maintenance measures. It’s naturally waterproof and fire resistant. Slate quickly adapts to temperature fluctuations and stands up to heavy wind, rain, and snow. What does this mean for you? You’ll rarely, if ever, have to spend money on significant roof repairs. At worst, a tile or two might break. Even if this happens, repairs are generally quick and simple.
In our opinion, slate roofs offer the most aesthetically-appealing roofing option available. The natural differences in stone color garnish your building with an organic, distinguished finish while providing maximum protection for the building below. In an age of repetitive building design, a slate roof offers an excellent opportunity to ensure your building stands out from all of the others.