Man-made roofing can be more expensive than some natural roofing alternatives, but the advantage is a wide selection of shapes, textures and colors, as well as fire resistance.
Manufactured slate is one of the most popular man-made roofing products, and is produced using a variety of different materials. While there are benefits to natural slate roofing, manufactured slate is easier to work with, lighter, and doesn’t require some of the additional structural reinforcement of natural slate roofs.
Fiber Cement Roofing Materials
One of the most popular man-made slates is made from fiber cement with a waterproof coating. The advantage is lower cost than natural slate, but the drawback is a shorter life cycle at approximately 40 years. Resin-based slate, on the other hand, can last as long as 60 years, although they are often as expensive – if not more – than natural stone.
Stone-Coated Steel Roofing Materials
Bordner offers highly-durable, attractive and long-lasting stone-coated steel roofing materials manufactured by DECRA. DECRA’s stone-coated steel products achieve the look of tile, wood shakes or traditional shingles, while being fire safe, freeze/thaw resistant, and wind resistant up to 120 miles per hour.
Polymer Roofing Materials
Bordner installs synthetic polymer roofing materials manufactured by DaVinci Roofscapes. These attractive products match the appearance of natural slate and shake shingles, come in a variety of standard colors and custom colors, and feature a 50-year limited warranty. DaVinci roofs installed by Bordner are fire resistant, impact resistant, and windproof up to 110 miles per hour.
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