Slate roofing is prized for its beauty, longevity, and durability.
Slate has been used as a roofing material for centuries because of its beauty, longevity, and durability. While costlier than more traditional roofing materials, slate titles generally last up to five times longer than other roofing materials.
If you are in need of a new roof on your home and are looking for materials that will last a lifetime as well as add a distinctive appeal, you will want to consider slate roofing.
Consider the Benefits of Slate Roofing
There are two fundamental aspects that make slate the best roofing material – elegance and durability.
First, slate comes in a variety of natural colors and textures that create a beautiful and unique roof. Slate will enhance the appearance and value of any home or building. Second, slate is naturally rugged and tolerant to harsh weather and climates, making it very durable.
Apart from these two attributes, slate has a number of other benefits:
- Resistant to mold and fungas
- Waterproof – it does not absorb water
- Requires little maintenance
- Fireproof – it is non-combustible
- More durable than any man-made roofing materials
- Its weight and density are often structurally stabilizing
- Longevity – slate has been known to last for more than 100 years
- Increase the value of your home
There are variations in the color of slate, and you can find muted shades of green, red, and even purple. Gray is the primary color though, and is found in varying shades. Being a natural product, you should expect that the colors will change slightly over time due to constant exposure to the sun and other elements. This is a graceful ageing process that will only add to the slate roofs aesthetic appeal.
Slates tend to change color over time due to reactions with weather. Homeowners should decide between weathering, semi-weathering and non-weathering slates and slates that tend to fade over time.
St. Louis Slate Roofing
The classic look of a slate roof will give your home a unique aesthetic appeal for decades. Call Duration Construction today to find out more about how a slate roof will give you the best possible protection and a high class look that cannot be matched.
Call us today at (314) 238-1357 or fill out our online contact form.