Slate roofing is one of the most expensive roofing materials around, but for good reason. It is extremely heavy but durable, with roofs built with slate lasting for centuries. If your roof cannot support the weight of real slate or it is out of your price range, consider synthetic slate roofing. The benefits of getting a synthetic slate roof are:
Costing about half as much as a real slate, a synthetic slate roof is way more affordable but provides the same benefits as the real thing.
A synthetic slate roof can reflect the sun, helping to cool your home and reduce your electric bill.
Natural slate panels can break easily when dropped. Synthetic slate panels are more durable as they are not made out of real stone. If they do break, they are easily replicated and replaced unlike natural slate where you can never get an exact match since it came from real stone. Natural slate can crack under extreme temperatures. Synthetic slate is designed to withstand even fire.
Slate roofs are gorgeous and give your home an elegant, classic feel. This will help boost your home’s curb appeal should you ever sell it. With the replication of a synthetic slate roof, you can get the same look but at a fraction of the price.