For homeowners who are committed to green living, a roof replacement is an excellent opportunity to use excellent green building materials. While popular choices like asphalt shingles and metal can be recycled, there is an even more environmentally-friendly material on the market: slate.
Koziatek Contracting, the premier roofing company, shares why slate is a great roofing option.
Slate is celebrated for its unique appearance. As a natural stone, it can add an interesting appeal to your home that no other material can. It also comes in a myriad of colors including green, purple, red, gray, and special mottled tiles that feature several tints mixed together.
Slate can be installed in different sloped roofs as it is available in varying thicknesses and sizes. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind roofing system for your home, you can’t go wrong with this material.
Roof replacements are not exactly cheap, so when choosing a new material it’s important to consider its lifespan. While most roofing systems only last up to 20 years, a properly-installed and maintained slate roof can last at least a century. Their service life makes them a favored residential roofing choice for homeowners planning to live in their current home for a long time.
Roofing waste, such as old roofs and replaced parts, is responsible for at least five percent of the waste sent to landfills every year. Since the majority of this can be attributed to roofing systems that need to be replaced after 20 years, we recommend investing in a roof that can last for 100 years or more. Slate would have less environmental footprint since it’s a natural material and it won’t contribute to landfill congestion as much as other roofing materials.
Maximize your investment and make sure your slate roof is expertly installed by turning to Koziatek Contracting. As an experienced residential and commercial roofing company, we have the knowledge and equipment to ensure flawless results. Call us today at (314) 837-8262 to request a free roofing quote. We serve St. Louis and the surrounding MO areas.