Benefits of Slate Roofing Shingles
There are endless benefits to slate shingles. Not only are they durable, but they are manufactured to increase your home’s curb appeal. All of our slate shingles are geared for maximum performance to ensure that your roof is secure for many years to come.
If you’re looking for a quality, timeless roof, natural slate roofing is the perfect solution. Slate roofing is long lasting, durable, and incredibly unique. Installing slate is unique in that slate nails are a critical part of a slate roof’s life expectancy.
Our team of roofing experts are trained and educated to install slate roofing shingles using copper slating nails to ensure a long lifetime. Nailing is the most important skill required for good slate work. The unique nail must be driven far enough below the surface of the slate into a countersunk hole made by a hammer to ensure that the slate won’t rest on the head of the nail. Conversely, the nail can’t be driven too far down or it will break the slate. The best way to nail a slate shingle into place is to hold it down and sneak the nails in just below the surface.
To accomplish this meticulous task, our roofing contractors have years of experience and are skilled in their trade. It’s important for homeowners to understand how precise the process of slate roofing is to account for the additional time it takes to roof a home with slate roofing. Because slate nails are more like hangers than fasteners, they hold the slate on the roof instead of holding them to the roof. A slate roof, if shaken, will rattle. And, while that might not be comforting, it’s completely safe and secure.
Benefits of Slate Roofing
Slate is the perfect roofing material as it won’t erode, burn, or wear out—for the most part. While slate roofing isn’t timeless, it is one of the most durable and long-lasting roofing materials on the market. Slate isn’t merely sedimentary rock from a quarry that’s cut into rectangles. This material is designed to combat Mother Nature. Its unique qualities make it perfect as a residential roofing solution.
Natural slate is worth the investment. Not only is it durable, it exceeds all other roofing materials. It combats winter months as well as Texas heat in the summer months. The return on investment on slate roofing is the best available.
Slate roofing options range from Monier Lifetile and Ludowici to China Slate and Tru Slate (GAF). These manufacturers provide slate tiles that meet Class IV resistance. Most insurance companies give a substantial discount to their policy holders for the Class IV product being on their roof.
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