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Slate Vs. Asphalt for Your Roof

A new roof is a big investment and a vital component of a home, so choosing the right material for any home is very important. There are many pros and cons to different types of roofing.

We have outlined two commonly asked about types - slate and asphalt – below:

  • Asphalt: Asphalt is one of the most budget-friendly roofing options. Although some shingles can be more expensive than others, asphalt is a good option for homeowners replacing a roof on a budget. With a highly-skilled team of professionals, asphalt roofs can be installed in less time than slate roofs. Asphalt is also offered in a variety of sizes and colors to ensure the roof matches the house and neighborhood. Although they have come a long way in recent years, asphalt roofs will not last forever. The life span is much shorter than that of slate roofs. It is also not ideal in extreme weather. If going green is a top priority, an asphalt roof might not be the way to go. Although shingles can be sent to the recycling plant, it is one of the least “green” options from which to choose.
  • Slate: Slate roofs, when properly installed and maintained can last for a very long time, and much longer than the finite lifespan of asphalt. Slate shingles are incredibly durable, and they can withstand storms, fires and will not let water in. Many prefer the way slate roofs look. They are often installed in higher-end neighborhoods, and they are very pleasing to the eye. Slate roofing materials are some of the most expensive roofing options. When considering the upfront cost, it is also good to consider the lifespan of the slate roof and the cost of replacing a less durable roof to truly weigh the costs.

Looking to redo your roof? We are here to not only help you choose the right material for your home and budget, but our highly skilled and qualified team is here to install it. Contact us today at 919-514-1355.