The roof is one of the most important areas of your home when it comes to both the visual appearance of the home and the physical functionality of the space. Without a good roof you’re left to be exposed to harsh weather, struggling to maintain a consistent indoor temperature, and at risk of outdoor pests making their way into the home. There are a variety of roofing options for homeowners to choose from when it’s time to upgrade their roof. There are some major differences not just in price, but in the installation process and the actual benefits of each roofing material. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of slate roofing and determine if it’s the right choice for your home!
Slate roofing is an eco-conscious roofing choice because it doesn’t need replaced for decades, and sometimes even longer. In fact, a well maintained slate roof can last for over 100 years! Traditional asphalt roofing on the other hand needs to be replaced every 20 to 30 years. That adds up to a lot of roofing waste! Some roofing materials can be recycled when they’re replaced to make them more eco-friendly than others, but opting for a material that doesn’t need to be replaced as often in the first place is the best way to limit the waste coming from your home.
The reason slate roofing only needs to be replaced every 100 years is because of how durable it is over time. Slate roofs that are properly installed and in a mild climate can even last 150 years, and you’ll frequently see slate roofing of that vintage throughout New England. In comparison, asphalt roofing gets damaged easily and needs frequent repairs, in addition to the full replacement every 20 to 30 years. Slate roofing may come with a higher initial price tag, but it’s an investment that will likely exceed your lifespan!
Slate roofing adds a curb appeal to your home that no other type of roofing can. Slate is elegant, sleek, and sure to be noticed by everyone passing by for its natural beauty. Slate roofing comes in a variety of color ways to perfectly match your design plans for the rest of the home and start impressing guests before they ever walk through your front door.
Slate roofing increases the safety of your home because it’s a completely fireproof material. If there’s a fire near your home, from a wildfire or a nearby house fire, your home is significantly less likely to suffer severe damage from the flames if there’s slate roofing installed instead of another roofing material.
Contact Us Today
If you’re ready to install a beautiful new slate roof on your home this year, our team at Quinn’s Construction has you covered! You can contact our team today by calling us at (978) 307-8665 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your slate roofing needs!