Benefits of A Slate Roof

Known for its natural longevity and beautiful appearance, slate roofing is a common roofing material chosen by architects, builders and roofers alike. Cousins Restoration is a certified GAF roofing contractor, which is why we can turn your slate roofing dreams into reality by installing the TruSlate® Premium Roofing System from GAF.

Here are some of the features of the TruSlate® roofing system:

  • There are no synthetic imitations, meaning your roof will have real S1-grade, hand-split quarried slate from North America’s finest quarries.
  • It’s affordable, making slate roofs no longer an out-of-reach roofing option for property owners.
  • Your home’s resale value will improve, and a slate roof could even help you sell your home more quickly if you ever decide to put it on the market.
  • It’s a perfect option for new construction or remodeling projects, thanks to its versatility and waterproofing material.
  • It’s fire-resistant and environmentally friendly — great for the eco-conscious consumer.
  • This roofing system features a leak barrier, UV barrier and moisture barrier, adding protection to the most vulnerable areas of your roof.

FAQs About Slate Roofing

Your roof is an important investment you’ll make in your life, which is why if you have any questions at all concerning it, you should ask them.

Here are some frequently asked questions we get regarding slate roofs, and of course, if you have any questions you don’t see listed below, feel free to reach out to our team at Cousins Restoration for more information.

Q: What kinds of styles and colors can slate roofing come in?
A: Slate roofing is an extremely versatile option when it comes to your roof. It comes in many different textures, colors and patterns, so whether your style is more contemporary or traditional, we’re sure there’s a slate roofing solution for your wants and needs.
Q: How long will slate roofs last?
A: Slate roofs are known for their durability and for lasting homeowners for decades. You can expect to get anywhere between 75 and 100 years out of your slate roof, if properly installed and maintained.
Q: Can you repair a slate roof?
A: Slate roofs can be repaired by a properly licensed and experienced roofing contractor. To ensure your slate roof is always in mint condition, have our crews at Cousins Restoration check it out at least once a year.
Q: How much does a slate roof cost?
A: Slate roofing tends to be anywhere between $15 and $16 per square foot installed — about two or three times more expensive than your standard shingle roof.
Q: How can you prepare for a slate roof installation/replacement?
A: Since slate is such a heavy product (usually averaging about 500 pounds of additional weight on your roof), you’ll need to have a structural engineer inspect your roof before committing to this roofing material.

For any other questions you may have regarding GAF’s TruSlate® Premium Roofing System, learn more here.

Schedule A Roofing Service in Schenectady

If you’re looking for high-quality, reliable residential or commercial roofing services in Schenectady, reach out to our crews at Cousins Restoration. We have years of experience connecting individuals with roofing materials that make the most sense for their budget and styles.

Have questions about slate roofing? Want to schedule a slate roofing installation or replacement service? Contact us today to get started.