Slate Roofing – St. Louis Slate Roofing – Slate Roof Repair
Our roofing contractors are experts at installing slate roofing on St. Louis homes.
Slate is a long lasting roofing solution that exudes elegance like no other can. If you are looking for a stylish way to provide protection for your home, you can’t beat slate roofing.
Why Choose Slate Roofing For Your St. Louis Home?
At Duration Construction we are experts at installing slate roofing on homes of any size. Unique and long lasting, slate roofing has what it takes to protect your home from torrential rains and Missouri snow storms. With our commitment to precision installation, a slate roof on your home will stand the test of time.
Slate roofing is a beautiful addition to any style home. Adding value and prestige, this is a premium roofing solution that is well worth the investment. Not only will you be adding a rustic beauty to your home, you will be giving it optimal protection from the elements.
Synthetic Slate Roofing
A more economical choice for a slate roof is synthetic materials that give your St. Louis home the exact same look, at a fraction of the cost. Additionally, these materials are not nearly as heavy, eliminating the need for added roof truss support. We have installed beautiful slate roofs on Missouri homes using synthetic roofing products from Davinci and Inspire. Both of these companies have an outstanding reputation for producing long lasting synthetic roofing materials that are identical in look to natural slate.
Natural Slate Roofing Tiles
Slate tiles are the most expensive roofing materials available, but they are also the most durable and arguably the most the attractive. Cut from large slabs of stone, slate is generally gray in color, however different shades and other coloring does occur. These natural color variations provide a unique quality to the appearance of the roof.
There is a durability to a slate roof that cannot be matched. These tiles are known to withstand the elements with unprecedented strength, often lasting 100 years or more. There is hardly any maintenance required to maintain it’s strength and beauty, as they are fireproof, resistant to mold, and insect infestations.
Installation of Your Slate Roof
Due to the physical weight of slate roofing, installation will be a bit more involved than other roofing products. We will need to complete a thorough inspection of your roof truss, support beams, and sheathing to ensure that your home can withstand the weight.
In some cases we may need to add more support to your home’s roof frame in order to support the extra weight. This is perfectly normal and will be constructed with the same precision and expertise that we exhibit in all of our work.
If you choose synthetic slate tiles from Davinci or Inspire, there will be no need for the extra support. Not only are these beautifully crafted tiles lighter than the natural stone product, they are also less expensive.
Frequently Asked Questions About Slate Roofing
Understandably, our clients have many questions about slate roofing materials and installation. Here we cover some of them in order to better assist you in making an informed decision.
Where does slate come from?
It depends on the type you choose, but most natural slate comes from the United States. Duration Construction recommends Davinci or Inspire. Although synthetic, they provide the same natural look you get from the more expensive slate roofing products.
Will slate roofing add to the value of my home?
Absolutely. When installed properly, slate roofs add significant value to your St. Louis home.
What colors are available?
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 aging process that will only add to the slate roofs aesthetic appeal.
Both Davinci and Inspire slate roofing products can be purchased as a mix of up to six colors to create a quaint look for the roof of your St. Louis home.
How should I maintain my slate roof?
With slate, it is important that you have roofing experts like Duration Construction do periodic inspections of the roof. Natural slate can be brittle and break easily if great care is not taken when accessing the roof. There will never be any type of sealant needed with slate roofs, making maintenance nothing more than replacing the occasional tile as needed.
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.