Most homes in America have an asphalt shingle roof but what if you were thinking about getting a specialty roof such as a slate roof.
Well, there are a few things you need to know before getting a slate roof?
Here they are…
The weight it puts on your home and roof structure
A slate roof is very heavy but it comes with a lot of benefits because of that. It can last for up to 50 years and typically even longer, it is very durable and can withstand heavy weather conditions, and can save you money in the long run.
But with all that comes the tradeoff of making sure your house can withstand the pressure that it will experience because of the slate roof. Many times home roofs have to add support to the structure in order to support the slate roof.
Slate is more expensive… in the short run
Asphalt shingles are the cheapest roofing option on the market to date and while they do a good job for that price point they only last for 15-20 years and can be damaged more easily than other roofing options.
Slate tile will cost you more in the short run but if you plan on living in that house or passing it on to family then slate tile might be a great option for you. A slate roof can last for upwards of 50-75 years so you wouldn’t have to worry about replacing it or being damaged by some weather.
NEEDS TO BE INSTALLED BY A PROFESSIONAL
Installing a slate roof is not something that an average homeowner can do on their own. It NEEDS to be installed by a professional who has worked with slate tile for multiple years. Proper installation can be detrimental to the long lifespan of your slate roof.