Slate Roofing Pros & Cons
Slate roofing offers both longevity and natural beauty. No matter what architectural style your home is, slate roofing can enhance its look. It comes in several colors, and colors can be combined as well.
A slate roof will also typically last more than 100 years. That’s more than double the average life of other roofing materials. Longevity also makes it an environmentally friendly option.
Slate is also very resistant to temperature extremes and isn’t susceptible to mold growth. Finally, it requires a low level of maintenance.
However, slate can break when stepped on, and replacing it is very complicated. Since each tile is different, finding an exact match to replace it is often impossible.
Slate roofs are also very heavy, so your Dayton home must have the foundation to support a slate roof. Since slate roofs are complex to install, it’s important to choose an experienced roofing contractor if you’re going to go this route.
Concrete Roofing Pros & Cons
As with any concrete surface, durability is the main benefit with concrete roofing. It will stand up strong in a windstorm or intense rainfall. If a concrete roof is properly installed, it can last for as long as you own the home, and even longer. Finally, concrete is relatively cheap when compared to tile or slate roofing.
However, like slate, concrete is also very heavy, so a home must have the proper foundation in order to support the weight of a concrete roof.
Contact American Way Exteriors Today
If you’re looking into slate or concrete for your new roof, call American Way Exteriors LLC. We’ll help you decide on the right material for your Dayton, OH home!
Our service area includes the following:
- Dayton, OH
- Liberty Township, OH
- Mason, OH
- Beavercreek, OH
- Springboro, OH
- Centerville, OH
- Oakwood, OH