1. It’s long-lasting
Slate stands up well to water and varying temperatures. With its ability to resist cracking and other damage, your slate roof will have a lifespan of more than a century—that means it could still be around when your great-grandchildren are your age.
2. It’s low-maintenance
In addition to durability, one of slate’s advantages is the minimal maintenance it needs. You can enjoy your roof for ages without much extra work, money, or time commitment.
3. It’s strong
Slate is a natural stone product that resists fire and mold, keeping these potential hazards from causing serious damage to your roof.
4. It’s eco-friendly
It’s a natural stone, first and foremost. Since a slate roof lasts a lifetime, you won’t need to replace it anytime soon. The discarded roofing materials won’t end up in a landfill after twenty or thirty years. Plus, slate provides strong insulating properties, reducing energy use and thus your heating and cooling costs.
5. It’s beautiful
Slate comes in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns for a unique look that will suit your home’s style. Your slate roof will help make your home stylish and eye-catching.
6. It boasts a high resale value
If you choose slate for your roof replacement, you’re probably planning on staying in your house for the long term. If you ever decide to sell your home, your slate roof will increase both the curb appeal and the resale value of your one-of-a-kind house.
Do Slate Roofs Have Any Disadvantages?
The advantages to slate roofing far outweigh any disadvantages, but you should consider a few issues.
First, slate is heavier than many roofing materials. If you are considering slate for your roof replacement, your house may need structural reinforcements first. Our experienced, knowledgeable contractors at Authentic Restoration will ensure that your home’s construction is sound enough to hold slate, providing additional structural support if needed.
Second, slate stands up well to all types of hazards, but walking on the tiles will cause damage. Most people don’t have much need to walk on their roof, but you may want to reconsider slate for your project if you do.
Third, slate tiles cost more than roofing made from asphalt, cedar shake, clay, concrete, metal, or composite materials. When you choose slate, remember that although the initial installation may be more expensive, your house won’t need a new roof again for about a century. With its durability and other benefits, slate is well worth the price.
Why Choose Authentic Restoration for Your Slate Roof?
At Authentic Restoration, we provide the highest-quality service to residents and business owners in Birmingham, AL, and its surrounding areas. We’re a family-owned, family-operated general contractor with a talent for installing slate roofs that make homes look their best.
We know that any home renovation project can be disruptive to your day-to-day routine. Our team will work efficiently to wrap up your project and get your home back to normal as efficiently as possible. We live by the motto: “Do what you say you’re going to do when you say you’re going to do it.”
Authentic Restoration has accreditation from Birmingham’s Better Business Bureau. Our crews have worker’s compensation and general liability insurance.
We offer a five-year warranty on workmanship for full slate roof replacements. We’re proud to brag about our quality service and craftsmanship, but we invite you to check our testimonials from our satisfied customers in the Greater Birmingham area.
If you’re interested in increasing your home’s beauty and value with a slate roof, call us at Authentic Restoration in Birmingham, AL, at 205-982-5252 to schedule a free consultation and estimate.