Slate Roofing Installation Services in Houston, TX
Slate Roofing installations have been the roof of choice in Europe for over 1,000 years. Slate is naturally beautiful, waterproof, fireproof and often class 4 impact resistant with a wind rating of approximate 110 MPH.
In addition, it is also good for the environment. It takes the least amount of energy to make and will reduce the number of shingles disposed of in landfills. Asphalt shingles generally only last 15-17 years and are often damaged by weather events before they reach old age and must be changed frequently compared to slate.
Depending on the origin of the slate, the color pallet can range from black, green, gray, purple, and brown with varying textures. Some slates are non-weathering while others will weather and change slightly with exposure to the elements.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) an international standards organization grades the various slate choices from around the world. ASTM C406-C406M which discusses the material characteristics, physical requirements and sampling methods for the selection of roofing slate shingles. The quality of slate is measured by grade with S1 being the best. A properly installed S-1 slate roof, incorporating copper nails and flashings makes it the absolute best roof you can buy lasting approximately 75-100 years.
Slate is available in various lengths and widths so the exposure can be adjusted to add more or less texture. Multiple thicknesses are available from ¼” 3/4” thickness depending on your desired texture. This will change the installation weight, so your house must be engineered to handle the type of slate you intend to install.
Slate roofing installations in Houston, Texas require a lot more thought and pre-planning than a simple shingle roof; therefore, they are installed later during construction, so the other trade traffic doesn’t damage tiles and flashings compared to an asphalt shingle roof.
Contact us today for future inquiries related to slate roofing installations in Houston, Texas.