Slate roofs are gorgeous, there’s no doubt, but good looks aren’t the only benefits of this classic, natural roofing choice. One of the reasons slate roofs are so popular in Billerica and other North Shore communities is a slate roof is a true forever roof. Even the best asphalt shingle roofs will need to be replaced 2-3 times during a homeowner’s lifetime. A well maintained slate roof will last a lifetime.
Slate roofs are attractive and long-lasting. Slate also offers superior protection to your home. Throughout the year, the North Shore gets hit with some really intense weather. It can be extremely hot in the summer, freezing cold in the winter, and stormy in the spring and fall. Throughout it all, the slate roof goes unscathed. Slate is impervious to water and slate roofs are known for their leak resistance.
If we can come back to slate’s good looks for a minute, it’s important to point out that not all slate roofs are gray. You can choose a slate roof that’s black, green, purple or red – whatever makes sense given your home’s aesthetic.
One more thing about the longevity of slate roofs – they’re fire proof, which is obviously a good thing, and slate doesn’t fade in the sun. Slate tiles can also vary in texture, ranging from very smooth to very rough, so you can further customize the look of your home.
Finally, slate roofing is a very upscale look, which makes it the natural choice for homeowners who have invested heavily in making sure their home is attractive. When you’ve chosen a high end exterior and lovely windows and the best front door you could find, you want a roof that’s in alignment qualitatively. Slate fits the bill on every level: it’s classic quality perfectly suited to New England homes.