We have actually seen that a lot of other “roofing companies” are going to offer tile, roofs, shingle roofs, maybe aluminum or metal, but that is about it! Slate roofs are certainly an upgrade over regular shingles. As they provide a way to give your roofing a unique texture that would be otherwise hard to obtain. That is of course, not the only advantage that you are going to be able to obtain from having these types of roofs installed. If you have these types of roofs installed you are going to want a company that knows how to work with this material and handle any repairs. As we have mentioned we are one of the few companies in the area that fit that description!
Why Slate Over Tiles or Shingles?
There is a durability aspect to this. Slate roofs can potentially remain the same for decades. Shingle roofs usually will be the first to go and to just not look right. Also, there is an argument to be made that slate does provide a higher-end look. On the other side of the argument, it works well only in certain types of homes. We are going to be addressing this in the next paragraph. Slate though is very durable and looks very high end!
Does Slate Only Work On Certain Homes?
If we are honest about this, the answer would have to be yes! That is not necessarily a complete knock on these types of roofs. More modern-looking buildings and homes can also look sort of out of touch with tiles, shingles, and other types of roofs. If we have to point to this as an issue it is also fair to say that this is not a problem that happens to be unique to these particular types of roofs!
Caring For Slate Roofs
The overall maintenance that goes into these types of roofs is very similar to what we essentially have to go with tile roofs. We have to get up there and see if there are any chipped or broken slate shingles. If we see that, there are different ways that we can go about repairs. Without this situation necessarily escalating to the point where you would need a full repair. We usually want to give these surfaces a good chance to succeed if you will. Getting them at least looked at every year or maybe around 9 to 10 months may not be a bad idea.
Unlimited Color & Design Options
The type of slate shingles that we are going to be able to install in your roof do not have to be limited by the type of color of slates that you can find at your local home improvement store. If you have a particular color or design in mind, but you can’t find it in the local market or even online don’t worry about it. We have direct contact with some of the top manufacturers and we will most likely be able to find it for you!