Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Goose Creek Roofers
Thanks to modern engineering, roofing manufacturers are able to produce an impressive array of high tech materials that mimic the look and quality of traditional slate tiles. The sheer variety of faux slate roofing options can be overwhelming to homeowners. There are many things to consider beyond the look before deciding on a product, and knowing what questions to ask a Goose Creek roofing contractor will make sure the best option is selected. Not all faux slate tiles are appropriate for a given roof.
The first things homeowners should consider are the impact and fire ratings. This covers more than the material’s flammability; it also denotes how well it protects the decking below and whether it releases hot embers when aflame. Natural slate, being made of stone, is rated class A. Lower quality materials are rated class B or C. Faux slate materials come in all three ratings. Homeowners should always find out the fire rating because products can be installed between the tiles and the decking to raise the rating.
Impact ratings range from 1 to 4 with 4 being the most resistant.