Slate is one of the most traditional roofing materials, an option that has been enjoying huge popularity for hundreds of years if not thousands of years. The technique of creating unique slabs by cutting natural wood into thin pieces has been known for a long time to create attractive and durable roofs and it is still used to create spectacular, durable, unique and high prized roofs. The price point is known to be one of the most important factors that buyers consider when picking the material for their new roof, but Denver homeowners seem to be willing to pay the higher price for a slate roof – here is why:
- Unparalleled beauty – the special cutting methods ensure that no two pieces of slate are ever completely identical. According to a Denver roofer featured in ‘Top 100’ roofing contractors, this feature means that no two slate roofs are ever completely identical, the material being excellent for building naturally varied, stylish roofs.
- Unparalleled durability – slate is the most durable roofing material used today, providing protection for your home for over a century.
- Resistance to the elements – slate pieces can become chipped or cracked when they are exposed to very hard impact, but other than that, hardly any weather can get to slate.
- Energy efficiency – the natural stone that slate roofs are made from works as a natural insulator that prevents almost all energy exchange between the building interior and the world outside.