Seattle Roofing Series: Benefits of Slate at an Affordable Price

Many slate roofs in England still look good after hundreds of years. It’s hardly surprising that it is considered one of the most durable roofing materials in existence. Fortunately, GAF has the TruSlate® Premium Roofing System for those who like their roofs to last long without compromising their home’s overall appearance.


Sharp Roofing looks at the features of this roofing option.

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True Slate

The question most people have is how can they enjoy the benefits of slate without exceeding their budget? In traditional slate installation, a full half of each slate tile is never even visible. Instead of wasting that space, we put in a high-tech waterproofing material that works to enhance the already famous durability of slate roofing in Seattle.

More Than Just Slate

As with many GAF products, TruSlate is an entire system that provides a boost to curb appeal, along with different protective options for your roof and home. These include:

• Ridge Vent: This component takes away excess heat and moisture from your attic. That, in turn, lowers your energy bills by regulating temperatures in your home effectively. It also helps preserve your interior paint and fends of mold and mildew formation.
• Trim Slate: Designed for the ridges and hips of your roof—where no slate tiles can normally expect to fit. This not only adds to the aesthetic appeal of your roof, as it also protects vulnerable points.
• UV & Moisture Barrier: Made ofsuper tough polyethylene, this extra layer of protection helps preserve your TruSlate tiles and the support structures underneath.

As a top roofing company in Seattle, Sharp Roofing is happy to feature the TruSlate Premium Roofing System from GAF. We recommend this to any new construction or remodeling project. It’s also the ideal option if you’re looking to enhance your home’s value.

So, if you’re a huge fan of the material or simply want to enjoy roofing that is as durable as you can get without compromising on looks, TruSlate is the roofing material for you. With a price point that’s close to lower-quality plastic copy, it’s a cost-effective solution. Give us a call today and we’ll be more than happy to talk more about its benefits.


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