If you’re looking at choosing the roof for a new build, or perhaps looking to change the tiles on your current roof, then you’ve likely been met by the many, many different options available. For example, there are wood shingles, slate, metal, concrete tiles, and others. However, how do you know which one is best?
Well, the answer to that is typically slate. But while slate is often regarded as the best roofing material, it is also the most expensive. This is for several reasons, however, includes the handcrafted workmanship and shipping costs of stone due to its weight. Nonetheless, if you can afford to tile your roof with slate, you’ll reap many benefits, of which will be discussed in this article.
Slate is the most durable roofing material
To begin with, slate is the most durable roofing material out there. Slate is formed from metaphoric rock, providing a robust durability, unlike any other material or tile. For this reason, if you’re looking for a long-lasting and hard-standing tile for your roof, then look no further than slate.
Long-lasting and fewer maintenance requirements
Following on from our previous point, slate is long-lasting due to its superior durability. Not only does this reduce the chances of a tile cracking or breaking, but it reduces general maintenance requirements. However, with this being said, if you live in a particularly windy area, or are exposed to adverse weather frequently, then slate won’t be a save-all end-all, but it should certainly help.
Slate provides superior fire resistance and temperature enduring
Unlike other roofing options, slate also offers superior fire resistance and is very temperature enduring. So, in the unlikely event of a fire or storm, you can rest assured knowing that your roof will hold up its end of the bargain. Sure, while it may be a freak accident, it’s always good to know that your roof can sustain such intense heat.
The same applies to adversely cold and hot conditions, holding up very well in both. This makes it the ideal roofing material option for year-round, and that’s exactly what you want – something that’s long-lasting and able to withstand the worst conditions.
The most expensive type of roofing material is slate. However, although it is the most costly, it is also the most durable, long-lasting, temperature resistance, and all-around best roofing option out there for most homes.
If you require assistance installing a slate roof, or for further roofing inquiries, contact the Jacob’s Ladder team.