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Traditional Slate Or Synthetic – Which Is Better For Your Roof?

Traditional and authentic slate roofs have been around for centuries. In fact, Many homes built in the late 19th and 20th century still have their original slate roof intact. This type of roof is often chosen for its durability and long lasting beauty. The only problem? Authentic slate roofs come with a HIGH price tag – it is costly to manufacture, transport and extremely fragile. All of these things make authentic slate less than ideal for most homeowners. 

For those who love the look of authentic slate roofing but don’t want the high price tag, there is an even better option: synthetic slate! This is a new take on an old classic and offers even more benefits than the authentic version without sacrificing the traditional look. 

We are proud to work with one of leading synthetic slate roofing manufactures – DaVinci Roofscapes. Over the past 30 years, they have perfected the art of creating synthetic slate and we are proud to offer this roofing option to homes and businesses alike. Why should you choose this type of specialty roofing for your next project? Read on to find out!

1. Durability 

Synthetic slate roofs are impact resistant, Class A fire rated and can withstand winds upwards of 110 MPH. That means a Davinci Roofscapes slate roof will protect your home from just about anything Mother Nature throws your way. 

As a DaVinci Roofscape Masterpiece Installer, we have proven to have the skills and experience to install slate roofs. Learn more about our certifications here

2. Eco Friendly 

Even green asphalt shingles have to be replaced every 15-20 years. Over 11 million tons of asphalt roofing waste is dumped into US landfills each year!  Due to the longevity of slate roofing, slate shingles need to be disposed of much less often, thereby minimizing the carbon footprint.

3. Low Maintenance

Traditional roofing materials like asphalt shingles are prone to a variety of maintenance issues including buckling, curling and deterioration as they age. That is not the case with Davinci synthetic slate roofs! They are waterproof as well as resistant to severe weather and perfect for colder climates. Slate roofs can withstand high winds, hail, heavy snow, and rain plus they are not affected by insects, fungus, mold, rot or other issues that are common with traditional roofing materials. 

4. Curb Appeal

Most homeowners are drawn to slate because of the longevity of the material but end up choosing it because of its beauty! There isn’t a roofing material on the market that has a more elegant appearance. 

In addition, slate roofing tiles are perfect for almost any home and can accommodate almost any style or architecture. Slate roofing tiles come in varying sizes and thicknesses, as well as a wide range of colors, including gray, green, purple, black, red, and mottled tiles that sport several colors mixed together.

5. Energy Savings

Depending on the slate roof manufacturer, this type of roof could save you money in energy costs! The tiles themselves reflect heat away from your home which in turn reduces the heat load in your attic. This can significantly reduce the cost to cool your home in the summer and heat your home in the winter. 

While slate roofs may cost more upfront when compared to traditional roof materials, the benefits far outweigh the initial price tag, especially since it will likely be the last roof you ever have to install on your home! 

Interested in learning more about slate roofs or getting a project quote? Contact us today to learn more and make sure to follow us on Facebook to see photos of slate roof projects! 

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