Learning All About Roofing Materials

Learning All About Roofing Materials

Updating Your Roof? Slate Makes Sense

Beverley Hall

If you have purchased a home that has a badly damaged roof and you are considering upgrading the materials, you should consider slate. Using slate for your roof repairs and getting rid of the other material isn't just going to update the home, but it's a smart financial investment for your property.

There a few building materials that you can say are going to last 100 years if properly maintained, but slate is one of them. Here are a few reasons why slate could be the selection for you.

Thermal Benefits

The slate is a natural stone that doesn't allow air to pass through. The heat that your furnace creates and blows through the house won't escape through the roof, but instead will be trapped inside to lower heating expenses throughout the year.

Cooling Advantages

Slate is a roofing material that cools your home organically. This means it will keep the house cool throughout the summer heat, which can reduce the amount of energy you use from the air conditioning machine. This cool roofing material also isn't going to omit heat, so it's going to reduce the heat island effect around your community.  You can even add insulation under the new roof to get even more energy savings.

Forget the Maintenance

Unlike some other roofing materials, slate should last as long as you own your home. The slate is impact resistant, to protect against failing items, and it's also heat and fire resistant. You don't have to worry about water getting through the stone, and pests won't get through either.

The slate isn't going to fade or weaken in the sun, and the shingles won't get uplifted on a windy day. The shingles should be examined by a roofing professional every couple of years to make sure all is good, but you shouldn't have to replace the shingles every decade or two like you would with asphalt or wood shakes.

If you are looking for a roofing material that is going to last, choose a product that could potentially be a onetime investment for your property. Some insurance companies will give you a discount when you get this type of roof installed, because you have choose a product that is going to protect your home. Talk with a local slate roofing contractor at places like Karbella Construction in your area to get a quote for the new shingles to be put on, and ask about federal rebates for energy saving discounts.


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Hi, I'm Dwight Eberstark. I am crazy about all of the different types of roofing materials available today. While upgrading the roof on my home, I looked into the material options in great detail. I studied all of the different metal materials used to create modern shingles. I also looked into switching to asphalt, wood or tile shingles. I eventually settled on bronze shingles designed to last for decades. Instead of aging, the bronze finish just continues to improve. I also switched to metal gutters that make a beautiful sound when the rain falls onto the surface. I would like to share my passion for roofing materials through this site. Thank you for coming by. Visit again soon.