When it comes to residential roofing, many homeowners often prioritize fashion over function. They want a roof that looks good but they pay very little attention to performance, price, and durability. With a slate-tile roof, you get the unmatched beauty of slate along with its known strengths. Unfortunately, this type of material is sometimes too heavy for most homes’ rafters, not to mention equally heavy on the homeowners’ pockets as well.
With TruSlate®, GAF® has revolutionized slate roofing by balancing all the advantages of traditional slate tiles with a reasonable price that can match cheaper alternatives. Let our experts from Feller Roofing of New Braunfels explain the simple genius behind this incredible material.
The TruSlate System
The genius starts with a breathable underlayment that functions as an adhesive backing to the TruSlate tiles. This is further reinforced by a sturdy polyethylene sheet serving as both a UV-resistant and waterproof layer placed directly underneath the tiles.
Then a stainless steel hook system allows the easy placement of the individual tiles, making it more resistant to hail and wind damage. This allows TruSlate to function with only two inches of overlap, compared to the 10 to 12 inches required by traditional slate roofing. This takes away a lot of weight from your roof. The lessened load also means you’re paying for fewer materials compared to other roof systems.
American-Made and Genuine
A lot of homeowners think that the cheap price tag means they’re paying for imitation slate. TruSlate uses real genuine slate quarried from only the best American mines. The tiles themselves are just as thick as regular slate and with the same dimensions. As far as aesthetics go, these materials can also come in a variety of versatile colors that can complement any home style.
At Feller Roofing of New Braunfels, we are your leading provider of roof repair, installation, and maintenance services. Give us a call at (830) 214-2400 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free quote today. We serve homeowners in New Braunfels, TX, as well as all nearby areas.