Slate shingles have been known to last anywhere from 80 to 100 years and have some of the best water and damage resistance properties, which is ideal for frigid winter temperatures. Color options for slate shingles include green, black, gray and red.
Before you get too excited about the sound of slate shingles, know that they can be:
- Pricey when compared with other types of shingles
- Expensive to repair, because there aren’t very many companies that specialize in this particular type of shingle material
- Quite heavy and may not be an ideal match if your home can’t easily handle the weight
When you own a slate roofing, you will need to deal with repairs like flashing replacement, replacing slate tiles because of weather conditions or fixing fasteners. In most cases you will need to rely on a slate shingle professional for these repairs. Because these materials are so heavy to deal with, there is serious risk of personal injury if you try to DIY repairs.
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Affordable Genuine Slate Roofing
Slate. It’s the most beautiful and durable roofing material known to man. For centuries, it’s been the roofing material of choice for the world’s greatest buildings. In fact, some slate roofs have lasted for literally hundreds of years, enduring all of the ravages that Mother Nature could throw at them.
And, oh yes, slate roofs are heavy—and expensive—putting them out of the reach of most property owners.
The TruSlate® Premium Roofing System from GAF can make your dream of owning a genuine slate roof a reality. The TruSlate® System features:
Real S1-grade hand-split quarried slate from North America’s finest quarries (not a synthetic imitation)
An affordable luxury
(often comparable to the cost of the cheap-looking imitations)
Perfect for new construction or remodeling (because it typically eliminates the expensive structural modifications that traditionally installed slate requires)
Improves your home’s resale value (and may even help you to sell it more quickly)
How Did We Do It?
On a traditionally installed slate roof, half of each slate is never seen, because it’s tucked under the piece above it. We’ve replaced this wasted slate with a high-tech waterproofing material. With this ingenious design, the TruSlate® System can be installed on almost any roof. It goes without saying—before you select your next roofing system, you owe it to yourself to consider the advantages of a TruSlate® roof. In fact, why even consider a plastic imitation, when you can get the real thing for about the same price—and for only a fraction of the cost of traditionally installed slate?
Call TRS for a quote on Slate Roofing. We can create a slate roofing design that will stand the test of time and withstand the harsh Oklahoma weather conditions.