Whether you live in a small apartment, a ranch-style house, a condominium, or an apartment building with an attached single unit, your roof plays a crucial role in keeping you dry and safe. A roof protects your home from natural forces such as sun, rain, snow and ice that can damage your home and its furnishings. A roof protects the structure of your home, while also providing additional space for activities inside the home and for parking. A roof also keeps you from falling from the higher areas of your home. While a roof can be made of any material, the most popular materials are tile, slate, metal, asphalt shingles, wood shakes, and concrete slabs. A roofer is someone who will be able to install a new roof over your existing roof or repair an existing roof, removing the old roof and replacing it with a new one.
If your roof is older, but still looks good and may just need a new top, there are many types of materials that you can choose from to get the job done. If your roof is in need of repairs, your roofing contractor may suggest that you tear off the existing thatch layers instead of replacing them with new roofs. However, when you tear off the thatch layer, you may experience some damage to your roof such as breakage, holes, or missing tiles. Tearing off the existing roofing materials may also lead to water leaking under your roof and onto your property. In this case, your roofing contractor may suggest a waterproof solution to your problem.
Slate roofs can be used in both residential and commercial buildings in the United States. Slate roofs have been a popular roofing material for hundreds of years because of their durability, resistance to weather damage, and ability to add style to any type of building or structure. When you are choosing a slate roofing material, whether it is slate tiles, slate shingles, or a felt slate roof, be sure to research all of your options to ensure that you get the roof that best fits your needs. With so many different types of slate roofing materials on the market today, it should not be too difficult to find exactly what you want. Visit your local roofing contractor to see what they recommend for your needs.