Information About Slate Roofing
It can be said without regret that slate is the most immaculate type of material available for a San Antonio roofing replacement. By using real stone on your roof you create a visual appeal that is a unique blend of both modern and traditional. The various shades (green, gray, black, purple, red) of slate blend it perfectly with any décor and really in any style of home.
Considering slate for your roofing replacement in San Antonio is kind of like mulling over using marble on your kitchen floors. Are there other options available that are less expensive? Absolutely. Do any of those alternatives offer the style, luxury, and grace that this one does? Absolutely not.
Slate Roof Costs
There's a reason that every home in our area isn't outfitted with a slate roof, mainly because the costs can exceed $2,000 per roofing square, easily the highest in the industry. It's important to remember that slate is a natural stone, not a manufactured composition material. It must be mined and processed delicately to ensure pureness, strength, and appeal which drives up the price. Quality slate roof installation laborers also command a higher price because there are few of them that can perform this type of San Antonio roof replacement with the high-class manner that the material commands.
The high up-front costs of using slate for a roof replacement in San Antonio can be astounding but not when you break the numbers down a little more. Slate is a lifetime roof with a warranty over 100 years. Instead of replacing an asphalt or shingle roof every 15+ years, you are paying for one single roof over the lifetime of your house which is a nice peace of mind. You may not recoup that investment during the time you live or operate a business in the property, but you will when you sell the house or building at a higher market value.
Slate being a natural material gives it excellent thermal properties. Slate can be recycled and reclaimed as well making it a perfect eco-friendly material. It's said that roofing materials constitutes 5-10% of all construction was so anytime you can avoid that while getting a high end San Antonio roof replacement you should take advantage of it.
Slate weights in the neighborhood of 800 pounds per roofing square (10' X 10') so you need to be extremely certain your home can be modified to accept this structural load. Other than that, if your budget can afford it a slate stone roof is one of the best home investments you can ever make.
For such an important San Antonio roofing replacement investment it's important to consume all the knowledge you can. Please contact one of our customer service agents for more information about the feasibility of adding a slate roof to your property. We are available at 210-693-1727 to schedule a free estimate.