L&M Roofing – Your Premier Supplier for a Slate and Tile Roof in Westchester County and Fairfield County
Of the many roofing solutions available, slate and tile roofs are some of the most attractive options on the market. Aside from their aesthetic draw, they are a great option for many other practical reasons. Perhaps the most significant reason to consider slate or tile is the unparalleled longevity of these beautiful materials. A slate and tile roof in Westchester County and Fairfield County may be the perfect solution for your roofing needs for more reasons than you may think.
When considering slate and tile roof in Westchester County and Fairfield County, homeowners are first attracted to this roofing material’s beauty. Slate roofing offers homeowners more choices to add that unique personality to their home. Slate is available in varying sizes and thicknesses, as well as a wide range of colors, including gray, green, purple, black, red, and dappled tiles that provide a combination of several different colors.
When properly installed, 150 years is a reasonable expectation of a slate roof’s lifespan. Considering most other roofing systems are only expected to last at most 20 or 30 years before needing replacement, slate roofing is a real investment in a home’s long-term value.
Slate roofing is one of the most fire resistant roofs that exist. The are naturally fireproof, unlike many other roofing materials. Another benefit of slate tile compared to asphalt shingle roofing is its environmentally friendly. More than 5 percent of the total waste sent to landfills comes from asphalt shingles that need to be replaced every 20 to 30 years. Slate roofing is meant to last for over 100 years, meaning less waste in landfills.
The average cost of slate roofing tile makes for a bigger initial investment if you choose slate roofing tile for your home, at least five times that of more conventional materials. Of course, when you consider that slate will last five times as long when installed correctly, maybe its reputation for high cost isn’t so deserved after all!
The durability of clay tile roofing is likely its most pronounced advantage. This roofing is known to last for well over a hundred years. Clay roofing is also available in many different shapes, sizes and colors, allowing homeowners further opportunities to add unique character to their homes. Other practical advantages include clay tile’s reflective properties that help with heating and cooling efficiency, the ability to withstand hurricane-force winds and clay tile will not mold or rot.
Clay tile or Terra Cotta is one of the most enduring building materials available. Ancient cities in Europe used clay tiles to roof many buildings, the Colosseum and other ancient structures built from brick are still standing. Clay tiles use the same process as fired brick and have certainly withstood the test of time.
Clay tiles roof products have a wide price range and many factors impact cost.
Cost of installation involves several factors including:
- Pieces per square (fewer pieces per square involves less labor and lower cost)
- Roof slope & Structure height
- Project location
Different types and styles of clay tile have an impact on cost as well. Some factors to consider are:
- Size and shape of terra cotta tile
- Surface texture and treatment (brushed, weathered, scored, sanded)
- Color (matte glaze or gloss glaze for example)
The L&M Difference
For more than 43 years L&M Roofing has been providing unsurpassed construction services including slate and tile roof in Westchester County and Fairfield County. It is our mission to offer all of our clients’ professionalism, great customer service, unsurpassed attention to detail and unrivaled workmanship on every project no matter the size. When it comes to exterior contracting, our company is the ‘one stop’ shop. We provide detailed specifications and comprehensive proposals. When we start a project with our customers, the same team stays with your project from start to finish.
Contact L&M Roofing for more information on slate and tile roof in Westchester County and Fairfield County!
The slate/tile longest lasting option, and can be cut in a variety of decorative patterns. Slate and tile can be found on some of the oldest structures in the world. Let our slate roofing specialist help you decide if a slate or tile roof is right for your home. We also provide slate tile repair and assessment services for home owners in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.