Fichtner Services offers Maryland homeowners options in slate roofing. Choose from natural slate roofing or sustainable, eco-friendly materials. Either way, you’ll get the experience and expertise of one of the Annapolis area’s leading roofing contractors.
Slate is one of the most beautiful and durable roofing materials. Slate roofs were especially popular in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, slate roofs are reserved for custom built homes and homeowners who are looking to add unique character to their home’s exterior.
Natural Slate Roof
No other roofing material can rival that of natural slate. It provides excellent aesthetics and superior durability. There are slate roofs on homes today that are hundreds of years old, having endured all types of weather and natural disaster.
Slate is an ideal roofing material because of its low water absorption index (less than 0.4%), making it resistant to frost damage and breakage due to freezing.
Colors of Slate Roof
Slate roof is available in four core colors that can be combined with accent colors for a truly unique look based on your personal taste. Because slate is natural material, it is important to remember that there will be variation in the texture and color of the slate you receive.
Durability of Slate Roof
Like any roof material, slate can fade and weather over time. However, the weathered look of slate is highly desirable and slate roofs have a significantly longer life span than other types of roofing material.
Slate Roof Cost
The cost of slate roof will vary, based on your specific home and the materials you select. We consider the size, pitch, and outline of your roof when preparing your slate roof estimate.
When compared to other types of roofing material, slate is an affordable option for homeowners looking at the long term advantages of such an investment. In addition, Fichtner Services offers affordable financing through Wells Fargo to help you pay for your slate roofing project.
Fichtner Services also offers the choice of EcoStar Slate roof, a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to natural slate. EcoStar has been producing a full line of designer synthetic slate roof for over 10 years.
These products are specially designed for superior performance and durability, manufactured from recycled rubber and plastic materials.
Benefits of EcoStar Slate Roof
- Wide Range of Colors
- Excellent Aesthetics
- Environmentally Friendly – made from 80% post-industrial recycled rubber and plastic
- Weather Resistant – 100mph wind warranty
- 50-year Gold Star Warranty
- Superior Customer Service and Support
If you’re considering a slate roof for your home, choose a roofing contractor with the experience and expertise. Call the best! Contact Fichtner Services today for your free consultation and roofing estimate. Improve the look and increase the value of your home with a slate roof from Fichtner Services.