As any experienced roofer will tell you, different roofing materials offer varying advantages. For instance, some are more durable or attractive, while others are less expensive or easier to install. One of the less common roofing materials is slate tile. If you’re in the market for a new roof, here’s why you should consider slate.
What Are the Advantages of Slate Roofing?
Slate is a stylish natural stone that adds a unique visual appeal to a home. It’s rugged-looking, striking, and comes in numerous colors, including black, gray, slate blue, mottled purple, green, and red. Furthermore, because the material is so durable, the beauty of a slate roof can last for many decades or even centuries.
2. Environmentally Friendly
Slate is a naturally-occurring, metamorphic rock. As such, it does not emit toxins into the environment, like many artificial materials. It can last much longer than other roofing materials, so it does not need replacement as frequently and doesn’t contribute to landfill mass. Instead, at the end of its use as a roofing material, your roofer can easily recycle it for other purposes.
3. Fire Resistant
Slate naturally prevents fire penetration and spread so that it's less likely to reach your indoor living space. This means your roof is safer from accidental ignition due to fireworks, barbecue grill sparks, lightning strikes, chimney embers, or even sparks spread from a nearby house fire.
If you need an experienced roofer to install slate shingles for your home, contact Prizio Roofing & Siding in New Canaan, CT. They’ve served Fairfield County and the surrounding areas since 1968. They specialize in roof repair and replacement, but also offer siding and gutter installation and chimney repair. Learn more about the company online, or call (203) 322-9009 to discuss your next project.