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6 Most Popular Roof Materials: Slate


Guardian Roofs is your full service roofing contractor for both residential and commercial roofs. If you need a contractor who provides professional, high quality roofing solutions – guaranteed – there’s no better roof company in Southern California than Guardian Roofs.

In the spirit of our commitment to providing solid roofing solutions for all our clients, we recently established a blog series that includes helpful information about the 6 most popular roof materials in the US. Anyone who’s considering getting a new roof or updating their current roof’s material – and anyone who’s just curious about the pros and cons of various materials – is welcome to check out these articles. We hope you find them helpful!

The first blog article is about the #1 most popular roof material – asphalt. Asphalt is great in many ways because it’s inexpensive, they’re widely available, and they come in hundreds of styles to suit any home and personal preferences. Read more about asphalt here.

Clay and concrete tiles are becoming more and more popular, too – especially because they last for many decades and have real distinctive style. They also require very little maintenance! Find out more about clay and concrete tiles here.

Metal is another highly desirable roof material because they handle extreme weather well, are recyclable, and they’re available in many interesting styles. Check out the blog article about metal roofs here. 

The roof materials we’re shedding light on in today’s blog is slate.

Slate pros

Slate is a popular roof material in the U.S. – perhaps primarily because of its aesthetic value. Slate roofs are beautiful and striking – they come in shades of black, green, grey, red, and purple. Colonial, European, and French Chateau-style homes look excellent with slate roofs. Slate is incredibly durable and fire-resistant. It’s also eco-friendly! Slate roofs are sustainable and can be recycled. If you get a slate roof, you can count on it to last at least 50 years – some even last 100+ years. You won’t have to deal with many maintenance costs – and there won’t be any replacement costs.

Slate cons

As always, our goal is to help you make the best decision possible when it comes time to choose a roof material. In that spirit, here are why some people decide against slate. This roof material is expensive when compared to asphalt and various other roof materials. It’s also very heavy and may require extra framing. Installing a slate roof is always a job that must be left to the professionals. 

Good news! If you’re considering getting a slate roof, Guardian Roofs is here for you.

We’ll be happy to come to your home, evaluate your current roof, and give you professional recommendations about which material(s) are viable options. We’ll also give you a free estimate for all roof services. Schedule your free in-home consultation now by calling Guardian Roofs at (714) 633-3619 today.

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