If you want a roof that will look great for a long time, nothing beats slate! When it comes to durability and beauty, slate roofing is unparalleled. Already have a slate roof that needs to be repaired? Shanco Companies can make it look like new again! We are your one-stop shop for any slate roofing needs you have in the Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia area.
Believe it or not, slate roofs are just as durable as metal roofs – even more so! Better yet, slate roofs don’t require a lot of maintenance. Many professional roofers will tell you that slate is one of the best materials for outdoor use (this is why slate patios are so common!).
Slate roofing is ideal for a number of different reasons. Slate roofs are:
If low-maintenance and high durability are your top priorities when it comes to roofing, you can’t go wrong with a slate roof!
It’s true that slate roofs can last for many years, but repairs are inevitable (nothing lasts forever!). If your slate roof needs to be repaired, even if you’re handy with tools, it’s a good idea to hire professional roofers. We’ve seen many cases where the homeowners have tried to fix the problem themselves and accidentally caused more damage.
While usually less costly, a repair is not always optimal. There will come a time when you need a full replacement, and even though it may cost more upfront, it will help you avoid costly repairs later on down the road. If about 30 percent of the slates on your roof need to be replaced, it’s probably financially wiser to get a whole roof replacement.
Though not environmentally friendly and chemical-free like natural slate, simulated slate is a more affordable alternative. Like slate roofing, simulated slate roofing can enhance the appearance of your home!
Whatever slate roofing services you need, no job is too large or too small for us – call the experts at Shanco today! Shanco provides roofing services in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC. In particular, we service Alexandria and Arlington in Virginia. In Maryland, we service the greater areas of Columbia, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, and Silver Spring. We also service the greater Washington, DC area.
"Our roofing repair went fantastic! Shanco's roofing installation crews were very neat. We didn’t know anyone was here when they cleaned up after the job."-Gaithersburg, Maryland