Have you had your eye on a slate roof for your home in Mobile but the price tag is just more than you can stomach? Slate roofs are a luxury product and out of the price range of most people, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any options for those who are determined to have the look of slate but can’t make their budget fit. A synthetic slate roof might be just what you’re looking for!
Average Cost to Install a Synthetic Slate Roof in Mobile
The average cost to install a synthetic slate roof in Mobile is between $23,000 to $27,600 depending on things like the size of your roof, specific materials chosen, the pitch of the roof, and whether the roof is a brand new installation or a roof replacement. You can expect to pay between $1,000 to $1,200 per square for a synthetic slate roof in Mobile.
How Roof Size Impacts Roof Installation Cost
The size of your roof will generally be the most important factor in determining the cost to install your new synthetic roof in Mobile. Super Roofers‘ slate roofing specialists will obtain accurate and precise measurements to accurately assess the size of your roof, but you can get a rough idea of the size of your roof and the cost to install the new roof yourself. Determine the square footage of the footprint of your home and divide this number by 100. While this isn’t an exact estimate, it will give you enough information to have a starting place for your budget!
- 10 square roof: $10,000 to $12,000
- 15 square roof: $15,000 to $18,000
- 20 square roof: $20,000 to $24,000
- 25 square roof: $25,000 to $30,000
- 30 square roof: $30,000 to $36,000
- 35 square roof: $35,000 to $42,000
What is Synthetic Slate?
Synthetic slate shingles are made from recycled materials and are designed to mimic the look of authentic slate. While they’re nowhere near the cost of a genuine, natural slate roof synthetic slate roofs are still a luxury roofing product and come with a high price tag because of the processes used to give them the look of authentic slate. Professionals in the industry can likely identify the difference between a natural slate roof and a synthetic slate roof, but your family, friends, and neighbors will just see a beautiful slate roof on your home.
Synthetic Slate vs Natural Slate
Aside from the price, several key factors differentiate between synthetic slate and natural slate.
One thing to know about natural slate: it’s HEAVY. In fact, if your home wasn’t built to the specifications necessary to accommodate the weight of natural slight you’ll likely need to have the building retrofitted to safely hold the roof. Fortunately, synthetic slate is an option! Synthetic slate shingles are an extremely lightweight roofing material – even lighter than luxury asphalt shingles! That means weight isn’t something you’ll need to worry about if you choose synthetic slate.
Natural slate roofs can last a literal lifetime or more. A properly installed and flashed slate roof will easily live more than 75 years with 100 years still being completely within the realm of possibility. Synthetic slate roofs can’t boast that long of a life, but you can still expect a synthetic slate roof to last between 40-50 years which still makes it one of the last roofs you’ll ever need to install.
Because slate tiles are a natural material you can’t count on a manufacturer’s warranty on the materials. While many roofing contractors will offer a workmanship warranty to cover the installation, this won’t do much good if any of your tiles are bad. Synthetic slate tiles often come with manufacturer warranties which will protect you if there’s a defect in any of the materials.
If you think a synthetic slate roof is a perfect option for your home in Mobile, call Super Roofers in Mobile, today, to see how we can help!