Whether renovating your home or building from the ground up, a new roof installation brings new life and beauty to your home. Long lasting roofing materials will give your roof the longevity and durability it needs to stand up to years of extreme weather.
The average home’s roof needs to be repaired or replaced about every fifteen to twenty years, however some building materials can help your roof last from twenty to fifty years with proper maintenance and care. Slate and cedar roofing provide natural protection for your home against extreme weather and can also help reduce your total energy costs. They are greener alternatives that provide long lasting beauty and durability to your home. For optimal results, ensure an experienced professional contractor who is municipally licensed and fully insured completes your slate or cedar roof.
An Overview of Various Roofing
There are many different options when it comes to installing a roof
over your new or existing home. With a number of styles, colours, and materials
to choose from, homeowners can achieve the aesthetic that they envision.
Shingles are the most popular and economically-friendly choice for homeowners
looking to install a new roof. While they are easier to install, shingles do
not give the dimensional look of shakes or tile. Some of the longer lasting roofing materials
include cedar wood, slate, and metal.
Slate is a roofing material that is often incorporated on more upscale
homes. Though it can be a pricier option, slate provides added strength and
durability. Slate offers a natural aesthetic and can be laid out in a variety
of patterns to give your home a unique look and style. In addition to added
durability and strength, slate offers homeowners a long lifespan, fire
protection, low maintenance, and protection against insects and rotting. Maintenance
can be a more challenging task on slate roofing, as the material is breakable
enough that a non-professional may have difficulty walking on it. This can
complicate routine tasks such as gutter cleaning and painting. Even so, slate
provides homeowners with an effective, long lasting roofing alternative.