Composite Slate Benefits
Slate roofing is one of the most beautiful, enduring roofing options on the market, but it may be out of your budget. With composite slate roofing, also called synthetic slate, you can enjoy the performance, aesthetic value and durability of slateówithout the price tag.
There are several ways youíll save money by going with composite slate vs. original slate. First of all, the material is significantly cheaper. Traditional slate ranges from about $10 per square foot to over $40 per square foot, depending on which variety you choose. Composite slate, on the other hand, costs approximately $7 to $10 per square foot.
In addition to the materials savings, youíll save money on composite slate installation ó which is much easier and faster than natural slate roof installation. Itís likely that youíll save several thousand dollars by switching to synthetic slate.
Since it is not constructed of stone, composite slate roofing is much lighter. Made from recycled rubber and plastic, itís molded to take on a ďreal stoneĒ look. This eases installation, and the tiles can often be installed directly over your existing roof without putting too much stress on your New Jersey homeís structure.
Composite slate provides a high-quality look that enhances your homeís curb appeal and architectural look. Because of this, many homeowners agree that itís an economical, distinctive substitute for natural slate. In addition, itís available in attractive, energy-saving colors that complement your trim, brick and sidingóand reflect the sunís heat to help you save energy.
Performance and durability
Synthetic slate is engineered to last longer than original slate (at least 40 to 60 years). Itís also low maintenance, stands up to harsh weather and is highly fire resistant. Green homeowners appreciate the sustainable design of composite slate. Made from recycled products, the tiles are also fully recyclable when itís time to replace damaged piecesóor install an entirely new roof!
Contact LGC Roofing today!
If you love the look of slate but are looking for a less expensive and better performing alternative, consider composite slate. An excellent alternative to natural slate roof, composite slates offer many advantages and little disadvantages.
Contact LGC Roofing today to schedule a slate roof replacement consultation, ask about composite slate pricing or compare materials with the help of our expert roofing specialists.