For the home or business owner needing to replace a roof, there are many options to choose from in today’s market. Synthetic slate is not just “one of many”, but could arguably be considered the “one of many” to invest in. This relatively new technology is revolutionizing the roofing industry, providing an attractive, secure, and affordable option. It is available to you from the top roofing company in Jessup, Cox Roofing.
What is Synthetic Slate?
Synthetic slate is a highly modern alternative to traditional rock slate. While providing the same attractive classic looks, synthetic slate is built and installed very differently. Built primarily from petroleum-based plastic and rubber (often with mineral dust, cellulose fibers, or recycled materials) and injection-molded to shape, synthetic slate has many advantages over rock slate.
Why Choose Synthetic?
Whereas rock slate is so heavy it is difficult to install without special reinforcement, synthetic slate weighs 75% less and can often replace a light roof without requiring modification. While rock slate is fragile and easily cracks, synthetic slate is substantially more impact-resistant, ultraviolet-resistant, and even fire-resistant, than its natural counterpart. Additionally, synthetic slate does not demand the specialist tools of rock slate.
A synthetic slate roof is also a long-term investment. Many manufacturers will provide you with a 50-year warranty, easily double or even triple the expected lifespan of an asphalt roof. Although a little pricier than asphalt or architectural shingles, synthetic slate is much more affordable than authentic slate or clay tile, and it’s even recyclable!
Essentially, everything good about real slate is made even better in the synthetic form which lacks the disadvantages of real slate. Over “real” slate, synthetic slate really is the real deal!
The Top Roofing Company in Jessup
Cox Roofing has over 30 years of experience roofing in the Baltimore area. Whether you choose synthetic slate or another material, we install, maintain, and repair residential and commercial roofing, with Master Elite® Certified personalized and professional service. We also offer custom metalwork, ice and snow solutions, gutters, siding, and many other specialisms. To find out more, contact us for a no-cost estimate.