How efficient is slate verses asphalt?

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 03, 2018

    What application?

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 03, 2018

    Are you referring to roofs? Slate lasts almost forever! Get a very good underlayment, and roof edge guard installed, if you prefer.

    Asphalt shingles come in 20, 30, 40 year warranties. If you can afford it and want better resale value, go with 40 year shingles. You'll need to choose between flat or 3D shingles, which are more attractive.

  • Mona Blake Mona Blake on Oct 03, 2018

    We bit the bullet and had a steel roof put on. The roof looks like asphalt, but it is guaranteed for for life and our kids lives! Guaranteed for hail, high winds up to140 mph, and our insurance dropped because steel does not burn.

  • William William on Oct 03, 2018

    Slat will last forever than asphalt. One thing to consider is to make sure your roof structure can handle the weight of slate.

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 05, 2018

    If you opt for a metal roof, note that you will have significantly more sound transmission into the house during rain and or hail storms.

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