Slate roofing has been around for hundreds of years. In fact, it is the longest-lasting of all the other roofing materials available on the market today. Even so, many homeowners often equate these with the grandiose and luxurious. For them, the roofing material is not a good fit on an otherwise “ordinary” home.
Achten’s Quality Roofing, your local provider of top-notch roofing services, believes that slate is a good material to be installed over a regular home. A look at the features of this type of roof is enough reason for you to consider it for your next project.
Longer Service Life
Slate roofs boast a longer life span of all the available roofing materials. Asphalt shingles can last up to 20 to 30 years while metal can reach up to 50 years (with proper upkeep). Slate roofs, with the same level of maintenance, can outlive the others, lasting upwards of 150 years.
Slate is a type of natural stone, which is why it has exceptional durability and strength than any made-made material. Roof cleaning is a breeze since it has innate waterproof properties. Moreover, the material can stand up to the elements, making it a long-term roofing solution for homeowners located in areas that experience inclement weather and extreme temperature changes.
Slate is basically sedimentary rock, which means it is formed in layers. This composition is what gives it its cleavage abilities. Slate shingles can be formed by simply cleaving off a large chunk of the stone into individual pieces. That, plus the fact that the material lasts a long time, makes them sustainable roofing materials. In other words, they don’t end up in landfills as construction waste.
At Achten’s Quality Roofing, we offer the TruSlate® Premium Roofing System from GAF. With this system, you can get genuine, real S1-grade, hand-split quarried slate from North America’s finest quarries, providing you with an affordable yet high-quality luxury look. Perfect for both new construction and remodeling, our slate is lighter than those used on traditional slate roofs.