To this day, slate remains to be one of the top roofing materials in the country. Compared to other roofing types, slate achieves an elegant balance of toughness and beauty. Despite all its merits, however, many homeowners have second thoughts about choosing this durable material. One reason is because of its price. Slate roofs can be a little on the expensive side. It’s important to remember, however, that when you go with slate, you’re exchanging money for value and quality.
As a GAF Master Elite® installer, let our experts at Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. show you how GAF has revolutionized slate roofing with TruSlate®, our premier line of slate roofing products.
Addressing the Weight Issues
For its strength, slate is one of the heaviest materials available in roofing today, even heavier than some types of metal roofing systems. This weight makes it unsuitable for homes that can’t support heavy roofs. TruSlate Premium Roofing Systems work around this known issue with a few innovative updates to traditional slate installation.
First, a UV-resistant and waterproof underlayment doubles as an adhesive layer to secure the tiles in place. Then, stainless steel hooks provide a reliable support system for the tiles, allowing them to be installed with only 2-inch overlaps, a huge leap from the usual 10-12 inches other slate roofing products require.
The Benefits of TruSlate
The small overlap means you need fewer tiles to cover your roof. Fewer tiles mean less weight and lower costs. Don’t be fooled by its relatively low price, however. This is not imitation slate. TruSlate utilizes genuine S1-grade hand-split slate quarried from the finest sites in North America. It also comes in a wide variety of colors and shades to match the style, texture and color of your siding.
At Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc., we are your number one provider of roof repair, installation, maintenance and restoration services. Give us a call at (813) 257-9355 or fill out our online contact form to talk to our experts and request a free quote today. We serve Tampa, FL, and all nearby areas.