Synthetic slate shingles are an updated version of a timeless classic. Made from a combination of slate, plastic and rubber, synthetic slate is designed to offer the beauty and uniqueness of authentic slate without the added cost or installation headaches. With all the roofing options out there, it’s important to know the benefits of each material before you make a final decision. At Quality Roofing, we stand behind the solid option of a Synthetic Slate Roof and love what it has to offer to our customers. Let us tell you why..
Synthetic Slate is known for it’s durability. Since it is designed with ultraviolet inhibitors to reduce wear from the sun, this material will surely outlast shingles, asphalt, wood, and even lasts longer than original slate. It also contains impact modifiers to help withstand storm damage. Most are even certified by Underwriters Laboratories for Class 4 impact resistance, the highest level for roofing materials. In fact, if you put a synthetic slate roof on your home, it is highly likely that you will never have to worry about another roof again! In comparison, there’s a chance you may have to replace your shingle roof a couple times if you live in your home for a good length of time.
Color and Texture Options
There are a plethora of color and texture options available with synthetic slate. Since choosing just the right color roof for your home can make a world of difference, it’s a huge plus to have so many options. If you are interested in setting your home apart while maintaining integrity and beauty, synthetic slate can easily make a statement.
If your roof is in need of repair for any reason, you’ll love just how quick and easy repairs on this type of roof can be. Of course, you will want to trust the job to a qualified professional such as our team here at Quality Roofing since it is important they are repaired properly. In addition to responding promptly to any repairs needed, it is also smart to have your roof inspected annually to make sure no small repairs are needed. (Small repairs turn into big repairs when not addressed.) When viewed from from the ground, you aren’t able to see the minor issues that may be developing on the roof. You can always call Quality Roofing for a Free Inspection to be sure you’re roof is in good shape!
Safety with synthetic slate is built in. Most have the highest fire-resistance rating, Class A, which means they are effective against severe exposure to external fires, are not readily flammable, and do not spread fire. This is nice peace of mind to have as a homeowner, knowing that your roof will not be contributing to the problem in the case of a house fire.
Synthetic slate is less than the cost of original slate, while maintaining all of the same benefits and many more! It can also help your budget, though, in more ways than one. This material offers great insulation to your home, which can help to reduce your overall energy costs. Due to it’s durability and fire resistance as well, you can expect lower costs from repair or the major loss of your home or belongings. Synthetic slate is certainly a cost effective choice in the scheme of things.
This material is partially made from recycled content of high-quality post-industrial materials; a few incorporate post-consumer recycled materials. Synthetic slate can also be recycled at the end of a roof’s usable life, so you can rest assured that the roofing choice you made will be serve to protect you and the environment.