Slate Roofs have been around for centuries, and no wonder, they are one of the most aesthetically pleasing roofing options available in the market today. Not only are slate roofs elegant and luxurious, but they are also durable and can withstand any type of weather. They require virtually no maintenance if installed correctly and adds tremendous curb appeal and value to your home.
But before you decide on installing a new slate roof, here are a few things that you need to know:
Where Does It Come From?
Slate roofs are unique in the sense that you not only need to know who the manufacturer is, but also where it was mined. This is one of the most important things you need to know because some quarries have better reputations than others. Where it was pulled from the ground may actually affect your warranty as some slate mined from certain quarries may be more prone to unsightly streaks and other defects than others.
For a list of reputable residential and commercial roofing companies that offer slate, you can refer to The Slate Roofing Contractors Association’s website.
How Difficult Is Slate To Install?
Slate roofing has a reputation for being difficult to install compared to other materials such as the average asphalt shingles or clay tiles. While this may certainly be true, if you hire an experienced contractor then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. A roofer with experience in slate roof installation will have the specialized tools needed and will know how to choreograph the project so that the workers handle the slate as little as possible to prevent cracking the stone.
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