When a new product is introduced to the market with big promises, I am always initially skeptical. Typically before we choose roofing products to put on our customers’ homes, there is a one- to three-year period where we wait for the product to be “proven” in the market. How do the companies making the products, and the products themselves, stand up over time? Often, newer products don’t end up being what the manufacturers and contractors initially thought they were, and the companies run into issues.
The Pros of Synthetic Roofing
When synthetic roofing was first introduced, many of those issues were experienced. We never want our customers to deal with failing materials or those that don’t live up to the promise, which is why we are careful about which manufacturers we choose to partner with. Thankfully, we discovered a manufacturer that offered a synthetic roofing which held up to our standards and helps us offer “more” to our customers: EcoStar.
EcoStar offers two different types of synthetic roofing that we use on our customers’ homes: slate and cedar shake. Both slate and cedar shake are popular types of roofing, but don’t always work for every type of home because of the home’s structure or the climate of its location.
Slate roofing, for example, is heavy and sometimes requires a restructuring of the home to support the weight. Cedar shake is beautiful but if the climate is too humid or moist, it can rot and weather quickly. Synthetic roofing offers the same looks as these two top choices, but with more longevity. It doesn’t attract bugs or other critters, is lighter weight and doesn’t rot. The life expectancy of typical cedar shake is between 15-25 years in certain climates, and synthetic roofing is double that, for a very similar cost.
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By creating a product that holds up against the test of time, EcoStar has helped us offer “more” to our customers in the form of a longer-lasting product for those who may not be able to use a classic slate or cedar shake roofing on their home. We stand by their products and, because of our vetting process, we know that EcoStar synthetic roofing is more than good marketing. Interested in a free estimate? Call us at (571) 410-0274 or complete our convenient online quote request form for a free in-home consultation and estimate.
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