As a commercial property manager, you’ve probably been through roof replacement. While it isn’t something you do every year, it’s definitely a costly and time consuming task when it needs to be done. If you’d rather forego roof replacement for as long as possible, the next time the project needs to be done, the material you choose is highly important. Consider slate as a great option for longevity on your commercial roof.
Slate has been a popular roofing material for close to 100 years, but shingles and tiles – which cost less and are mass-produced – have taken over the market. However, more commercial property managers are starting to recognize the long-term benefits of slate roofing and it’s making a comeback. Here are just a few of its benefits.
Slate roofing tiles are built to last for a very long time while other materials only last a few decades. Slate can survive for a century with the right conditions. When installed correctly, you could see a slate roof last 150 years. That means you’ll never have to even think about replacing it again. Also, slate is the most fire-resistant roofing material available since slate tiles don’t burn, which can help your insurance premiums. It’s more expensive to install, but there are also more long-term benefits to make up for that factor.
Slate roofs have a lovely style that adds value to a building based on aesthetics alone. If your commercial property needs to look nice for customers or clients, a slate roof is a great addition to add a uniquely attractive appearance. There are a number of colors to match any style and there are also shape options for visual interest.
Slate roofing lasts nearly forever and requires very little care. Get a professional roof inspection every few years and that’s all you need to do. If any tiles are damaged or broken, they can easily be replaced by a professional. Just save some extra tiles when you get the roof installed and it’s simple enough to fix anything that goes wrong in the meantime.
Are you ready to look into slate roofing for your commercial property? Contact Vanguard Roofing for the options and installation times. We want you to have a roof that looks nice, lasts forever, and never has to be maintained. It makes managing the building that much easier on you.