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Pros & Cons Of A Real Slate Roof

Its no secret that the beauty and curb appeal of a natural slate roof far surpasses other types of materials. After all, this is why roofing manufacturers continue to develop technologies that can replicate the look of slate using composite and polymer materials, asphalt, as well as metal.

Today, its possible to install a synthetic slate roof for 50-65% less than the price of real slate stone, and it will actually look beautiful!

So many homeowners and architects wonder whether a real slate roof is worth the money, or a different material that simply looks like slate can work just as well?

To answer this question, lets take an in-depth look and the pros and cons of slate roofing.

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Architectural Shingles vs 3 Tab: Compare Prices, Pros & Cons

Many homeowners who want to replace their old roof debate between installing economical 3 tab shingles vs. more expensive architectural shingles.

On a 1,600 sq.ft. roof the average difference in the total price between the two types of shingles can be $800-1,100+ This is a lot of money, considering that replacing the roof of this size would cost about $5,000-6,000.

So lets explore why architectural roofing shingles cost so much more, and whether they are worth the extra spending.

In this guide:

1. Which asphalt shingles are better made?
2. Compare the cost of architectural vs 3 tab shingles
3.

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Roof Heat Cable Calculator – Estimate the Length and Cost of Heating Cables

If snow and ice accumulate on your roof, heating cables are an easy and effective to solution to eliminate ice dams before they cause major damage.

Use this calculator to estimate the cost and length of heat cables for your home, based on your roof length and overhang width.

Roof Length:

ft.

Valley Length (optional):

ft.

Overhang Width:

6″ – 12″
12″ – 18″
18″ – 24″
24″ – 30″
30″ – 36″
36″ – 42″
42″ – 48″

De-Ice Gutters:

No
Yes

Roof Type:

Asphalt Shingles
Metal
Rubber / Low Slope

Region (US Only):

National Avg.
New England
Mid Atlantic
South Atlantic
E.S. Central
W.S.
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