Residential Roofing Services – Slate
Whether you already own a home and are suffering major damage to your roof, necessitating major repairs or even a full-roof replacement, or are reaching the end of your roof’s service life, you may be searching for a roofing material to replace your current roof.
Similarly, many new home buyers are interested in designing their dream home from the ground up, paying special attention to detail in every aspect and design of their house.
If either of these situations sound similar, you owe it to yourself to explore slate roofing as an option for your home’s next roofing project.
What is Slate Roofing?
Slate roofing is crafted from naturally formed rock and is considered to both be a green roofing material and one of the most beautiful and striking residential roofing materials.
Slate roofing has a long and storied history in the Northeastern portion of the United States and most historic and older buildings in the region have immaculately maintained slate roofing.
Naturally occurring in greyish and black colors, slate has a very unique aesthetic look and is immediately reminiscent of older building seen in movies centered in older Northeastern cities such as Boston, Providence, and Philadelphia.
Is Slate Roofing Right For Me?
Slate roofing is one of the most durable materials available for residential home construction and many buildings in the Northeast have roofs that remain beautiful 250+ years after construction and most modern manufacturers offer a minimum of a 50 year warranty.
Because it is made from a naturally occurring rock with minimal processing, it is considered to be a green building material. Furthermore, its insulating ability means that it is a wonderful choice for regions that experience dramatic temperature shifts, keeping your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Roof Replacement Process
Slate roofing replacement or construction can take anywhere from 3-5 days to several weeks to complete, based upon several factors such as the size of the house, the extent of damage to your current roof and underlying structures, and the weight-bearing capacity of your current roofing frame.
Slate roofing construction is a complicated and extensive process that should only be performed by a professional. Before choosing a contractor, ensure that they have experience (and the references) to demonstrate expertise with this project.
Reach out to Century Roofing today to learn more about slate roofing and its benefits. Century Roofing has years of experience constructing, repairing, and replacing slate roofing and has the best customer service guarantee in the business. Call us now for a consultation and personalized quote.