Slate roofing tiles are often chosen for their natural beauty and durability.
Slate roofing is a roofing system that will last a lifetime and many homeowners find that it is worth the investment. For hundreds of years, slate has been used because of its natural beauty and durability. Slate roofing will add value and prestige to your home while giving your home optimal protection. From torrential rains and Missouri snow storms, slate roofing will protect your home and stand the test of time.
The Beauty of Slate Roofs
Slate roofing tiles are cut from large slabs of stone and are available in a variety of natural colors and textures, such as green, gray, black, purple, and red. Natural slate has color variations and shades, providing a unique appearance to the roof. Over time, the tiles will gracefully age and the colors will change slightly because of exposure to the sun.
A slate roof is especially durable. Slate roofs are fireproof, mold resistant, and resistant to insect infestations. A slate roof can hold up to various weather elements and often last 100 years or more. They require minimal maintenance. Slate roofs are also available in synthetic materials that are lighter in weight and less expensive.
Installing a Slate Roof
Installing a slate roof involves more than other roofing products because of the physical weight of slate. The roof trusses, support beams, and sheathing must be thoroughly inspected to make sure your home can withstand the weight. It may be necessary to add support to your home’s roof frame to support the extra weight. If you choose synthetic slate tiles, there is no need for extra support.
Maintaining a Slate Roof
Schedule regular inspections of your slate roof by Duration Construction. Natural slate will break when accessing the roof if care is not taken. Slate roofs do not require any type of sealant; the only maintenance that may be needed is to replace an occasional tile.
St. Louis Roofing Experts
Proper installation is the key to the longevity of a slate roof. Major roof problems can result if a slate roof is not properly installed. This requires proper training and experience. Our roofing contractors from Duration Construction have both the experience and the expertise to install a beautiful slate roof on your home. Call (314) 238-1357 for an appointment.