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Natural versus Synthetic Slate

Slate roofing choices

Slate roofing is a beautiful addition to your home, but which kind will you choose?

When thinking about purchasing a slate roof for your home, there are two different kinds for you to choose from: natural and synthetic slate. But which one is better for your home? Let’s take a moment to talk about the difference between these two different slate options.

Natural Slate

Natural slate is a durable, stain-resistant option for your roofing. This material is also naturally fireproof and is often used for cladding and landscaping as well as roofing. Unlike other types of roofing, natural slate was formed over thousands of years of sedimentary deposits and compression. Slate splits naturally and is beautifully textured with layers. It helps create a rustic look for your home. Slate will also give you various shades of colors within the same piece. Most slate comes in colors like black, brown, dark gray, red, or green. One drawback is that the natural stone is thinner and could break if it is installed incorrectly. Natural slate is one of the heaviest roofing options available on the market today. Your home must be built to withstand the weight of the heavy stone tiles.

Synthetic Slate

Synthetic slate roofing is also known as composite slate roofing or composite slate shingles. These shingles are manmade and look exactly like natural slate. These shingles are made of an engineered polymer base and are fire retardant, UV resistant, and has thermal stabilizers. This roofing is also extremely durable and will last for many years to come. Many of the top manufacturers have a 50-year limited warranty and can last up to 100 years. It is generally maintenance-free and is freeze, wind, and fire-resistant. Synthetic slate mimics the look and feel of natural slate with realistic colors and textures. This slate option is also more affordable than its natural counterpart. Unlike natural slate, synthetic slate is lightweight and can be used on any home.

Both of these options are eco-friendly and can be recycled after they have served their purpose on your roof. Not every home can be fitted with natural slate but there is always the synthetic option for your roof. For more information or to have your slate roof installed, call Absolute Home Solutions today!


Slate Roofing Options with Absolute Home Solutions

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Absolute Home Solutions is your premiere home improvement contractor in the Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia area. We employ qualified installers and use the finest materials in the industry. Some of our services include entry door installation, roofing, siding, window installation, gutters, skylights, and bathrooms, among others. At Absolute Home Solutions, we believe in getting the job done right at the right cost. We know that you have a budget for your home improvement needs and we help you to obtain a pre-qualification so you know exactly what you have to work with. Better yet, we offer a free quote for every project we undertake. What do you have to lose by scheduling a free assessment? Our main concerns with every project are attention to detail and customer satisfaction. We strive to make sure that our clients are getting exactly what they ask for every time. When you sign on with Absolute Home Solutions, you are guaranteed budgeting assistance, home improvement consultations, and a free quote before we even begin working. You'll have a say in the process from day one of the project until the last of the sawdust is swept up. To learn more or to schedule your free home improvement consultation, visit our website atwww.ahsiroofingandwindows.com or give us a call at 240-328-9872
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