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Is a Slate Roof Right for Your Home?

asphalt shingle roofingSlate roofing holds a certain appeal for some homeowners.

Let’s start with durability. Slate is waterproof and not affected by fungus or mold. Oh, and here’s more proof of that durability. Slate roofs can last 100 years or longer. That alone adds value to a home. Using high quality materials almost always adds value to a home. The look and the durability of slate roofs certainly enhance the home, both in the short term and the long term.

Slate is no ordinary building material. It is metamorphic material formed under intense heat and pressure underground. This stone is why it stands tall against water and fire.

The durability also makes it easy to maintain and keeps it cost-effective.

Stone is also environmentally friendly. It tends not to need replacing after 20 or 30 years.

Proper installation is crucial with slate roofing. This roofing material is much heavier than other roofing materials. It is not unusual for such roofing to weigh 800 pounds, minimum, per square foot. The structure of a building needs to be evaluated before installation begins, to be certain it can support the weight of a slate roof.

This means having professionals handle this installation is a must. Check with a trust roofing and shingle provider and find out if a slate roof is right for your home.

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In Connecticut we are your residential & commercial roofing specialists. We specialize in asphalt shingle, slate tile, EPDM rubber and cedar shake shingle roofing. For a FREE Estimate give CT Shingle Installers a call today.