There is a skill to cutting these slate pieces without breakage and then to install them to get the desired aesthetic appearance that the customer is looking for. Another benefit of slate is that it can last over a lifetime. With proper maintenance and some repairs, slate roofs can last over a 100 years. However, to get this lifespan out of your slate roof, the key is proper repairs. Letting just any roofer on your slate roof could cause substantial harm to your roof due to breakage of good slate or the application of asphalt or other non-slate materials used for a compromised repair.
As you can see, slate roofing is much more than a roof. It is an art. A slate roof on your residence can make you stand out. If you already have a slate roofing then you know what we are talking about. If you don't, it may be something you have been considering, but have been turned off because of the higher pricing of slate roofing. A slate roof does cost more than traditional asphalt or wood shingles, but because it can last more than a lifetime it will pay off for you in the long run. This especially holds true if you are building a home or replacing a roof on an existing home that you plan on staying in for a long time.
If you would like to learn more about installing a slate roof, if you have a slate roof, or are in need of a slate roof repair be sure to hire a skilled slate professional such as MCAS Roofing & Contracting Inc. Slate roofing is our favorite material to work with because of the difficulty and challenge. We love slate roofing for two reasons. One, not any roofer can work with slate roofing so it allows us the opportunity to showcase our skills. Secondly, we feel that slate roofing is the most beautiful material as there are no two pieces that look exactly the same. If you have questions about slate roofing or want an estimate for a slate repair or slate roof installation, contact MCAS Roofing & Contracting Inc today!