Do you like the look of slate but your house can’t stand the weight? Composite slate tiles can be the answer.
When stone roofing is not the answer
While slate shingle roofing systems are beautiful and durable, they do have significant drawbacks. The first is cost. Not only are stone shingles expensive per square footage but it costs a lot to cut and customize them to fit odd roof shapes and angles. Also, the weight of natural slate roofing may be more than your house can handle without reinforcing the inner structure. This is yet another cost, and some houses may be unsuitable for a heavy stone roofing tiles. Slate stones are sold by lot, so if one breaks or if a section needs to be replaced, it can be difficult to find suitable replacements that match color and size.
A better roofing product
Enter synthetic slate. When you want that clean, sophisticated look and the weather resistant capabilities of stone roofing material, synthetic slate can provide all of this at a fraction of the cost. The top of the line synthetic slate from Frederic Roofing will possess similar features of your traditional slate roof but will cost much less per square footage. This material is light-weight meaning that you will not have to worry about installing extra structural support for your roof. Homeowners who choose a synthetic slate roof will get the stately look of real slate, but with far less maintenance. Our materials simplify and speed up the synthetic slate roof installation process with preset nail zones and pre-formed hip and ridge shingles. We can easily customize shingles to fit odd roof angles, and replacement of lost or broken tiles is a snap. Further, you will save a bundle on installation costs as a synthetic material is much easier to use than stone tiles.
One more benefit to mention is sustainability. Stone for natural slate roofs is pulled from the ground while synthetic roofing tiles are made from renewable and recycled material. If you are a consumer that makes decisions based on their impact on the environment, synthetic slate may be the perfect choice for you.
Frederic Roofing can help you choose the perfect material for your roof
When you choose synthetic roofing, you want to be sure the finished product has the look you want at a price you can afford. We have satisfied the needs of over 70,000 customers in the St. Louis area, leaving no project that fails to meet our customers’ expectations. Let us show you all of the reasons why St. Louis area residents come to Frederic Roofing Company to install or replace their synthetic slate roof and all of their other roofing needs. Request an estimate or give us a call today to learn more about the benefits of choosing synthetic slate for your home or business and schedule your appointment with our roofing professionals.