With winter on its way, it may be a good time to check on your roof to prepare it for the changing weather.  If you’ve neglected your roof, chances are you may need some serious repair and updating. We understand that maintaining your roof isn’t what you’d like to be doing on your day off, but we also understand the importance of proper roof maintenance.  If you’re looking to update your roof to a material that requires minimum effort and has a much longer life than other roofing materials, you should consider a slate roof.

Why should I choose a slate roof?

Slate is an excellent option if you want a roof that’s going to last you a long time with minimum effort - in fact, slate is known to last well over a century.  Slate is a natural material that is also very safe. The material is naturally resistant to fires and leaks, so you can be sure that you and your family are safe.  Since it is a natural material, it can easily withstand the elements and requires minimal cleaning and maintenance. When it does require maintenance, the repairs are usually very quick and inexpensive.

Since slate is not a manufactured material, you’re not going to see the same slate roof twice.  Not only are you getting a safe, low-maintenance roof, you’re getting a roof that is unique to your home.  By investing in a roof slate, you’re investing in a quality roof that will last for a very long time.

What are the maintenance requirements?

As we mentioned, there are very few regular maintenance requirements if you have a slate roof, which is why it’s such a great choice.  By upgrading to a slate roof, you’re saving a lot of money over the very long life of the roof. Other materials require regular, sometimes expensive repairs and updates and don’t last as nearly as long as a slate roof.

We do recommend an annual roof inspection, but that’s something you can do yourself if you’re comfortable.  All you need to do is look for any damage or missing pieces. If you do notice any damage, contact us for a quick and inexpensive repair.  What really makes a good slate roof is proper installation. We pride ourselves as a premier slate roofing company, so you know you’re going to get a quality roof when you choose a Murnane Slate roof.

Is a slate roof expensive?

While the up-front costs may be slightly higher than a roof made out of a different material, we know that you’re going to save a lot of money in the long run.  Slate lasts an incredibly long time and required minimal maintenance, meaning you aren’t spending money unnecessarily on constant repairs and updates like you would with another roof material.  Other roof materials have a much shorter life that slate. If the damage is bad enough, you may need to replace your roof entirely if the roof isn’t made out of slate. The natural durability and longevity of a slate roof makes the investment more than worth it.

If you’re interested in selling your home, you’re going to get a great return on your investment.  Slate roofing adds a lot of value to your home as it’s seen as a timeless classic.

How do I get started?

To upgrade to a new slate roof, contact the experts at Murnane Slate Roofing today.  We’ve been providing high-quality slate roof install and repair services for over 40 years, and we’d love to help you get the roof of your dreams.  If you have any questions outside of this guide, give us a call.