Are you ready to replace your roof? Is it beginning to show signs of wear and tear, or perhaps a recent storm has accelerated its lifespan? There are many options when it comes to roofing material. Asphalt, metal, tile, synthetic slate, and cedar are the ones most homeowners consider. If you are ready to set your home apart from the others on the block, and make a statement, yet have something that will last for years, consider synthetic slate.
This gorgeous material has been around since the mid-1800s as a reliable, durable solid roofing choice. In the Savannah area, the cost for synthetic slate roofing is between $9.50 and $16.00 per square foot. Of course, the size of your home, the slope and pitch, the additional roofing materials needed, and the labor of the roofing company are all factors to consider. It is best to contact your local roofing company and obtain an accurate estimate for your particular home.
Precision Roofing is the premiere roofing contractor in the Savannah area. We are dedicated to providing local residents with the best in roofing. Not only do we install synthetic slate, but the other roofing materials also. We have built a reputation for delivering honest prices, with quality products. Are you concerned about financing a new roof? Don’t let the fear of the cost deter you from having the protection and safety of a quality roof. We have many financing options available and will find the right one for you.
Not many consider the benefits of synthetic slate when it comes to roofing material. But it should be considered when learning the amazing benefits slate offers!
This material is designed to replicate real slate, however, it is made of a combination of rubber, plastic, asphalt, cement, and steel. Real slate is not recyclable or reusable at the end of its life and can end up in our landfills. Synthetic slate can be reused for edging around a garden, pond lining, outdoor mural, plant markers, or a birdhouse.
Natural slate is quite heavy and when placed on a roof, may need extra support built into the frame of the home. It can cost nearly 300 pounds per square, which is a 10ft x 10ft area. Synthetic is approximately half that weight. That alone makes the cost diminished greatly when compared to natural slate.
That leads us to the price of synthetic vs natural. Natural slate can cost nearly twice as much as synthetic slate roofing. Considering the weight factor, the structure of the home may need extra support so that is an added fee as well. Natural slate tends to break off or become brittle therefore repairs are more often when compared to synthetic.
Synthetic slate tiles are fire resistant, impact resistant, and can withstand extreme weather conditions such as severe winds, strong storms, and beating hail. Natural slate tiles may have a difficult time keeping up with the durability that their counterpart can withstand. ‘Due to the strength offered by synthetic, the life span is nearly 100 years. This roofing material will most likely outlive the home itself! (Learn more about slate roofing)
Synthetic slate roofing is a material that should be considered when it is time to replace your current roofing system. The durability, strength, long life, and curb appeal make it a worthwhile option. Precision Roofing is available to discuss with you the options available in slate roofing. Smarter roofing starts with us. Let us treat your home with the attention it needs to last you through whatever life brings.