Although there are many different roofing materials to choose from, it’s important to consider the climate you live in.

For example, roofs in Minnesota will need to be able to withstand heavy snowfall in the winter months and testing rain and thunderstorms in the summer. These reasons are why you’ll want to pick a durable roofing material that can withstand severe weather. It’s why you might want to consider a slate roof.

The Benefits of a Slate Roof

Slate is a natural stone, which means that slate roof shingles are extremely durable and resistant to water, meaning it should have no trouble withstanding the elements, whether it be snow, sleet, rain or wind. You won’t have to worry about drastic temperature changes affecting the condition of your slate roof either. They have long lifespans — slate lasts longer than most other roof materials; in fact, some slate roofs have lasted over a century. Additionally, slate is one of the most fire-resistant roofing materials available as well.

Besides the durability and longevity of slate roofs, they also provide a unique and beautiful look. There are plenty of color choices available, making it easy to choose a slate roof that will complement your home design. Last, but not least, the durability of a slate roof combined with its elegant aesthetic beauty is likely going to improve your home value.

Choosing LB Solutions

Although slate roofing is an excellent choice considering the climate here in Minnesota, it’s important that you have a reputable contractor perform the installation. No matter how high-quality the roofing material is or how suitable it might be for the area you live in, it’s not going to be effective if it’s not properly installed. Improper installation can lead to all kinds of problems, including leaks, a compromised structural integrity and the need for constant repairs — as well as a reduced lifespan.

Here at LB Solutions, you can trust in our roofers to install your slate roof correctly so that it will last for a long time to come. We are an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, which means that we are trusted by one of the largest suppliers in the industry. As a preferred contractor, we are held to extremely high standards when it comes to our installation work, reliability and our professionalism.

For more information about installing a slate roof on your Twin Cities area home, or for a free estimate, be sure to contact us at LB Solutions today.

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