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Southers Construction Shake and Synthetic Slate Roofing

Southers Construction offers shake and synthetic slate roofing services. Shake and slate are two of the most aesthetically-pleasing roofing materials. These materials tend to come at a higher price point but for good reason. These premium roofing materials will help your home stand out and increase your property value. As with any large home improvement project, it's important to choose the right contractor to get the most out of your investment.

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Cedar Shake Roofing

Cedar is one of the most popular types of wood shake roofing. Cedar shake is known for its beautiful, weathered aging look. Wood roofing is also a great insulator and can be recycled into wood chips at the end of its life. Cedar is a naturally pest and water resistant material. Cedar shake roofing does need frequent inspection and upkeep as it is prone to splitting and chipping. However, cedar shake is well worth the extra maintenance in the value and beauty it adds to your home.

Synthetic Slate Roofing

Synthetic slate roofing can give your home the look of slate tile roofing without the high price. These synthetic tiles are usually composed of recycled rubber and plastic. Most synthetic slate roofing tiles are fire, water, and impact resistant. They’re much lighter than real slate and can be recycled when no longer in use. Synthetic slate is easier to install and as a result, is much more affordable than regular slate tiles.

Shake Roofing Options

Shake refers to the style of roofing shingles. Shake roofing has been used on New England homes for centuries. Traditional shake roofing is composed of wood like cedar, pine, or oak. Today there are several shake material options available including metal and rubber. Most wood shake roofing shingles are still hand split today, adding to their quality.

Asphalt Shake Roofing

Asphalt is the most popular roofing material. Asphalt shake is a budget-friendly alternative to traditional wood shake. Asphalt shingles are more durable than wood. They can stand up to impact better and are easier to repair than wood. Asphalt roofing does not pose a fire hazard like wood roofing does. Asphalt shingles resist algae, mold, and mildew growth better than wood.

Wood Shake Roofing

Shake refers to a specific style of roofing shingles. Shake roofing has been used on New England homes for centuries. Traditional shake roofing is composed of woods like cedar, pine, or oak, with cedar being the most popular. Today there are several other unique shake material options available including metal and rubber. Most wood shake roofing shingles are still hand split today, adding to their quality as a premium roofing material.

Metal Shake

Metal shake and slate roofing is the most durable form of specialty roofing. Metal shingles are a great option for homeowners looking for a low maintenance alternative to other premium roofing materials. It is both water and fire resistant and can withstand impact from hail and ice. Metal shingle roofing will not need to be inspected as often as wood shake or slate tiles. It will not need the same upkeep as wood shake roofing, either. Metal shingles use the same interlocking method as standing seam roofing. As a result, you won’t need to worry about water and ice getting in between shingles.

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Cedar Wood Shake

Asphalt Shake

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Metal Shake

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Southers Synthetic Slate Roofing Options

Slate roofing is loved by homeowners for its appearance. Slate offers a classic style available in multiple colors. Slate roofing is known for its durability as well as its fire resistance. Slate roofing requires expert installation for the best results. Because of this, slate is one of the most expensive roofing options available. If you’re looking for the aesthetic appeal of slate without the high price point consider synthetic slate roofing.

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Residential Roofing

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Metal Roofing

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Asphalt Roofing

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Rubber Roofing

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Commercial Roofing

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Owens Corning Roofing

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

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Corrugated Metal Roofing

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Metal Shingles Roofing

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Specialty Roofing

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