A seasoned homeowner will know that making a decision of which material would be suitable for their home roofing, is not an easy one as it is influenced by several factors like price, design, preference and longevity. Clay, concrete, steel and asphalt roofing have been a few of the common choices for homeowners for the past decade. However, there is another material called synthetic slate and it is one that is slowly but surely gaining popularity. Here are the top 3 benefits of synthetic slate roofing and why you should strongly consider it for your next home!
It is environmentally friendly
Recent messages across newspapers, books and radios have all been on saving our world. This has thus led to efforts by companies to produce their products with an eco-friendly tag on them. Synthetic slate roofing is eco-friendly in a sense that the materials from which the slate is made from are recyclable! Other roofing materials such as clay and concrete tiles are useless when they break down or disintegrate and may lead to a huge waste of resources.
It is durable
Synthetic slates are more durable than their other counterparts – authentic slate – due to the advanced ultraviolet inhibitors that are present in it. This reduces any wear and tear effects from the sun and increases its longevity. Synthetic slates are also extremely fire-resistant and they are not readily flammable! Synthetic slates are also able to withstand heavy impact forces from adverse weather conditions such as storms which usually results in heavy downpours.
It is easy to transport as it is lightweight
Synthetic slates are lightweight and are often a fraction of the weight of other roof materials such as concrete. Transporting and installing synthetic slate is easier and quicker than doing the same for other roofing materials, as no special equipment is needed to install them! This makes synthetic slates a better choice for residential construction. Synthetic slates can also be cut, measured and quartered easily with knifes and installed with tools that can be found in tool shops. On the contrary, other materials such as concrete or authentic slate require more time for the installation process, precision and the use of special equipment.