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Why you should consider a Synthetic Slate Roof in Westchester County and Failfield County.

If you are drawn to the great aesthetic appeal of a true slate roof but are stopped in your tracks by the high costs that comes with it. There is a great way for you to get the look you want for your home with benefits authentic slates could never measure up to. If you want to combine affordability and durability you need from your roofing materials with the beautiful look you want, synthetic slates offer an incredible alternative to their more expensive and fragile authentic counterpart.

Here at L&M Roofing in Westchester County, we want you to know a little more about the benefits of this modern roofing miracle so you are better able to choose the right roofing material for your needs and budget restrictions:

  • These slates cost less to produce and install.
  • Unlike real slates, they are not fragile or easily cracked once installed.
  • The slates can be made from recycled material, and even ones made from virgin plastic and rubber can be recycled after they have served their purpose.
  • These singles are easier to install and last longer than authentic slates.
  • These roofs can last upwards of 100 years.

With this beautiful alternative you don’t have to sacrifice style, durability, or quality. These roofs are practically indistinguishable from their “authentic” counterpart. Really, the only thing you are sacrificing when you make the switch is high prices and costly repairs.

The benefits of Synthetic Slate Roof in Westchester County and Fairfield County

A little bit about this high-quality alternative to real slates. This alternative to real slates is made by using a cast of authentic slates and when it is properly installed it is practically identical to the more expensive and more breakable “real” option. Even though these slates are indistinguishable to the naked eye, they are quite different in their composition. They are made with a mixture of rubber and plastic. Some brands use virgin materials while other brands rely on high-quality recycled materials for the composition of their product, but both are 100% recyclable.

There are many benefits that come with choosing a Synthetic Slate Roof. These benefits include that this material is considered a “green” building alternative and therefore sustainable rather than harmful to the environment. These slates are also designed to reduce the wear from the Ultraviolet rays of the sun on your roof in addition to these shingles being storm and fire resistant and far more durable than the “Authentic” alternative.

Since transportation and installation of these shingles is far easier it makes it the more affordable option. Also, because these slates are light weight unlike real slates, even your standard roofs can support these shingles without special reinforcement which can streamline the installation process.

While, comparatively, these roofs fall somewhere in the middle range of costs for roofing materials, this only factors in the cost of the initial installation and doesn’t consider the other benefits of these roofs that add up over your roof’s lifetime. With a longer warranty than other roofing types and less repairs through the roof’s lifespan this can quickly make up for the increased initial cost.

Here in Westchester County there is another added benefit to choosing this roof type. True slates can easily crack or shatter if they are installed incorrectly or walked on. Also, true slates are especially vulnerable to breaking in cold weather which means installations and repairs are limited to warmer weather. But as they are also more vulnerable in cold weather, that means winter time is also the time of year when you are most likely to need emergency repairs.These limitations can result in a serious problem and you may find yourself in a major predicament if you need maintenance in cold weather. Since synthetics do not suffer from these limitations, many would consider this alternative the superior option to protect from wintertime vulnerabilities.

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Here at L&M Roofing in Westchester County we recommend this sustainable, recycled alternative to the pricier authentic alternative. A Synthetic Slate Roof can be installed with traditional installation tools whereas the proper installation of true slates requires specialized equipment. Contact L&M Roofing today!

Synthetic Slate Roofing

Synthetic slate replicates the appearance of a slate roof without the weight of true slate which most homes are not equipped to handle. Synthetic slate is a great alternative to natural slate. Let our roofing specialist discuss the options with you.

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