Slate Roofing Brampton
Slate roofs are made from natural stone and provide various colors that spreads over the entire roof, giving your home a long-lasting and classic appeal.
Slate is an excellent option for roof replacements, provided that your home’s structure can handle the extra weight. If you’re shopping around for roof materials, there are many reasons why slate should be at the top of your list.
Like all roofing materials, slate also has a couple of drawbacks that you should be aware of before buying. The main disadvantage is its weight. Slate roofs are significantly heavier than metal or tile roofs. Some homes may not have the structural support in place to handle this weight.
Durable and Weather-Resistant
Most homeowners don’t want to think about their roof, other than to appreciate its looks and reliability. Slate is an excellent choice if you want a low-maintenance option that will last for decades to come.
Slate is also very water-resistant and will only absorb 0.4% of any water that hits it. This water-resistance makes slate roofs reliably waterproof, which will protect your home from water damage, frost, and even hail.
An additional bonus of slate being water-resistant is that it’s also highly resistant to mold and mildew growth. Mildew is a big problem with some roof tiles. It can weaken the structural integrity of your roof and make unsightly discolored patches. If you choose slate roofs in Brampton, mildew will not become a concern.
Alberta, and Brampton in particular, is prone to summer wildfires, which can cause significant damage to your home. Luckily, slate is completely fire-resistant, making it the ideal material to protect your roof from errant sparks, fireworks, or fully-fledged wildfires.
Many roofing tiles generate a lot of environmental waste during their production. Shingle roofs leave 5% of their total weight in the landfill, and materials like metal roofs are even worse. Slate roofs don’t require a lot of processing, which means that there’s very little waste associated with the production of these tiles.
Your choice of roofing material can have a significant impact on the energy-efficiency of your home. Some materials will require lots of extra insulation to be energy-efficient, which raises the cost of the roof installation.
Slate is very dense, which makes it a natural insulator. During the summer months, it will prevent hot air from entering the attic, reducing the need for extensive cooling. During winter, a slate roof will keep warm air inside, reducing the need for heating.
In both instances, a slate roof will help reduce your cooling and heating bill, especially in areas such as Brampton that have significant variation between winter and summer temperatures.
Whether you have an existing home or are planning a new build, you want a roof that matches your home’s style. There’s nothing more frustrating than looking for roofing material and not being able to match it to your home’s existing look.
While slate may not come in the hundreds of colors that vinyl roofing does, it does offer a good variety of options for homeowners. The four main types of slate have unique characteristics and colors, allowing them to match any style. You can also choose the thickness and size of the tiles to fit in with your home’s exterior.
Replacing or installing a roof is an expensive and time-consuming job that you only want to do once in your lifetime.
Slate is sometimes called the ‘100-year tile’ due to its incredible longevity. While slate does require maintenance and cleaning, the lifespan often makes it one of the most cost-effective options when viewed over the roof’s lifespan.
If you choose thicker tiles and ensure that you properly maintain them, you may find that your roof outlives you and your children, giving them the freedom to enjoy a hassle-free life in your home.
Many people balk at the high initial cost of a slate roof, which is significantly higher than many other roofing materials. However, thanks to its durability and longevity, a slate roof tends to work out cheaper than almost any other material in the long-term.
Very Little Waste
Many roofing materials are inherently wasteful since they need to be replaced regularly and typically end up in a landfill. Slate is unique in that you can use it for other roofing projects, flooring, or even driveways when you decide to replace your slate roof.
With such minimal waste, a slate roof will save you money in the long-term, both with its durability and its secondary uses.
If you’re looking for expert roofing services in the Brampton area, we’re the company for you. Call us today to hear more about our slate roofing service options.