Shingles have been a roofing staple for hundreds of years. Slate shingles have been spotted covering homes, businesses, government buildings and more. Traditional slate shingles have always been an expensive and sought after roofing material due to their longevity. Synthetic slate shingles are now an option that has improved the popularity of these roofing systems. Man-made slate shingles are produced using a rubber and plastic material but they are the same strength and are just as aesthetically pleasing as true slate.
Perhaps one of the most compelling reasons to choose the synthetic slate shingling is because they are produced through environmentally friendly means. Synthetic slate can be recycled once the roofing system reaches its end of life. Synthetic builds can also be modified to suit almost any architecture style or color profile that a customer may want.
Synthetic slate shingles come with a number of benefits for transportation, strength and improvements for your roofing structure as well. A slate tile is 1.25 pounds for a single tile section which makes it considerably lighter than any traditional slate tile. This means that there will be no need to reinforce a roofing system as well as cheaper costs for shipping the materials for the job. Synthetic slate can be installed on almost any roofing type and made or to suit the exact specifications of a business or home. Special tools are often required to sculpt slate into the perfect configuration whereas just a utility knife is required to shape these tiles and contour them into areas across a roof.
Choosing synthetic slate over other types of roofing materials will give you an advantage for longevity as well. Where typical shingles will last between 15 to 20 years, synthetic slate can have a lifespan of over 100 years under perfect wear conditions.
If you are interested in a quote for synthetic slate for your roof, contact our team today. We can help you get the best new synthetic slate installations in the industry.
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best roofing contractors St Petersburg FL. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.