Slate Roofing in Lancaster Township
Lancaster Township, Pa was built with the majority of homes having slate roofing, even many of the homes that were built into the 50's and 60's. These beautiful slate roofs, standing as a sign of prestige, are slowly getting being torn off and getting replaced with cheaper asphalt roofing shingles. I don't want to grip about the 'throw away' mentality we as a nation seemed to have at this time, yet the asphalt roof is not designed to have the longevity that real slate has.
Brookline Builders would like to see the homes in Lancaster Township, Pa keep the traditional real slate roofs that you see as you drive the streets here. As you drive you may see the black slate, multi-colored slate that has greens and browns, sometimes the black slate with white flagging in it and occasionally a rare graduated, multi-colored slate roof just to name a few. Although a roof is not the only part you will see as you drive by the various homes, a roof does take up a greater percentage of what you can see on the typical home, so replacing an old original slate roof with cheaper asphalt will change the way the whole neighborhood looks. From stately to cheap.
Although even a good slate roof will require some maintenance such as looking for broken slates after a hard winter, a high quality slate roof will last up to 150 years outliving any of us alive today. Although the cost of real slate roofing is more than an asphalt roof, the long term cost is much less than the throw-away asphalt roof. The typical asphalt roof will need to be replaced at least 5 times in a single 150 year period. So if you add inflation into the cost each time you replace it, the successive owners of your present home could be paying 3 or 4 times the amount that you will have to pay for real slate now.
Help keep Lancaster Township, Pa a beautiful place to live and work - replace your existing slate roof using new slate, or just make the timely repairs and your existing slate roof could last much longer than you think! Brookline Builders is a supplier of real Vermont roofing slate. We can supply the slate for you home for installation by others or we offer complete slate installation services as well.