For an elegant natural look slate roofing material is a great choice. The cost is high and so are the benefits.
The Great Canadian Roof Doctor offers slate roofing services throughout the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Thompson Okanagan.
A slate roof will help reduce your environmental footprint. Slate is an all natural material, contributing no toxic substances to the environment. Capable of outlasting the life of your home, slate can also be recycled. Roofing waste accounts for more than 5% of the total waste sent to landfills across the nation every year. It’s easy to see the positive environmental impacts of installing a roof that is going to last 150 years or more.
The weight of slate shingle roofing tile ranges between 800 and 1,000 pounds per square (8 – 10 pounds per square foot). Before investing in slate roofing, you’ll need to have your home evaluated from a structural standpoint to make sure it can take the weight.
If the price tag of real stone slate roofing shingles is out of the budget, there are alternative with synthetic or faux slate roofing. The imitation stylings of these synthetic slate shingles might be perfect for your home if you want the slate roofing design without the price tag or without having to restructure for natural slates heavy footprint.