Some people tend to forget that Slate Roofing is one of the most durable and effective roofing around. Slate roofing can last about a century! It’s no wonder why our forefathers in the United States used Slate roofing. Did you know that in 1899, there over 200 slate companies in the U.S.? Since then, manufacturers reaped the monetary benefits of mass producing less expensive asphalt roofing shingles, but Schulte Roofing is the leading Houston roofer that can install slate roofing. Schulte has 18 years of experience in roof materials and construction and saves you the hassle of finding a reliable Houston roofer, so you can make the best decision for your home or business.
What is Slate?
Slate is a type of metamorphic rock that comes from volcanic ash and clay. It is usually gray, and can withstand many types of weather climate. In recent research studies, the National Slate Association found that slate roofing can withstand hail and fire. They are set up similar to tile roofing, but are considered to be more aesthetically pleasing, which is why they were used throughout history in places such as the U.S., in England, and Spain.
What are the pros and cons of using Slate?
Slate does a great job of not absorbing water, keeping leaky roofs away. Slate roofs are also known to last up to 150 years, so you won’t need to replace it every twenty years like some roofs. You won’t have to worry about your roof catching fire; slate tiles are completely fire resistant. There are some considerations to make before getting a slate roof. Make sure the structure of the house is built to support the heavy weight of the slate. The other thing to be careful about is the fragility of each slate tile. If someone needs to get on the roof, one wrong move can crack or break a slate tile, and replacing it isn’t always as easy as it seems. Finally, be sure to get Schulte Roofing to evaluate the size and dimensions of your roof so they can give you proper estimates on pricing, because slate is known to be more expensive than composite roofs.
How do I know that I am getting a good slate roof?
Finding a Woodlands roofer used to be a daunting task. But Schulte roofing has consistently provided quality service to the Bryan/College Station region, and gives their guarantee to every customer. Schulte offers their “Bulletproof Roof Guarantee” ensuring that you are always happy with a high quality roof. Schulte has 18 years of experience in the BCS and Houston areas installing, repairing, maintaining, and updating metal, composite, flat and low slope, and slate roofs.
Schulte Roofing wants your family to be safe and to grow. Their professionalism, workmanship, integrity, and honesty prove over and over again that they are the #1 Houston roofer in the region. Feel free to call them at 800-FOR-ROOF (800-367-7663) or (936) 825-3842 and set up a free appointment to meet with them to see how they can help you reach your goals!