Residential Roofing Series: All About Classic Slate Roofs

There are many roofing materials available nowadays, and one of the top choices out there is slate. Its popularity is due to its cost-effective benefits and its aesthetic appeal.

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Slate Roofing 101

Slate roofs are made of natural rock formed under intense underground heat and pressure. Although it is very hard in nature, it can be hand-split to form roofing shingles. Some quarries have been producing slate for over 150 years, and it is still a popular roofing option today.

Tampa roofers highly recommend slate as a once-in-a-lifetime roofing investment because of its longevity. This material can last up to 75 or more years without requiring too much maintenance. It is also impervious to different weather conditions: fire, strong winds, mold, and mildew.

Another feature of slate roofing is its curb appeal. Its color varies depending on where it is produced and it weathers into an attractive shade after exposure to the elements. Typical colors include gray, green, and purple.

Slate roofs are also a green roofing option. Due to its longevity and durability, this material does not add to landfill waste. It can also be recycled at the end of its lifespan. Slate can also help improve home comfort by stabilizing indoor temperatures.

Quality Slate Roofing from GAF

If slate roofing does not fit your budget, TruSlate® from GAF is an ideal option. What makes this alternative option affordable is smart use of the slate material. On a traditional slate roof, half of the material covers the slate underneath it. TruSlate replaces this wasted space with waterproofing material, which also makes it applicable on almost any roof type.

TruSlate is also easier to install compared with traditional slate or asphalt shingles. It does not curl or wrap, and a certified Tampa roofing company can easily replace or fixed damaged slate roofs. It also comes with GAF’s limited lifetime warranty for your peace of mind.

For a realistic slate roof at half of the usual cost, choose TruSlate from GAF. As a Master Elite™ contractor, Arry’s Roofing Services guarantees proper installation of your slate roofing. We also offer GAF quality shingles and other popular roofing options such as metal, built-up, and single-ply.

For more information about slate, call us today at (727) 938-9565. You can also schedule a free inspection by filling out our contact form.