Battle Of The Premiums: Slate Vs. Copper
What is the difference between the average roofing material and a premium material? For one, cost. The most common roofing material, asphalt shingles, will cost around $5,000 to cover a 1,256-square-foot roof. In contrast, slate will cost $18,000 and copper $30,000 to cover the same area. On the other hand, the high cost of premium roofing buys you some pretty impressive features. Weather Resistance Some roofing materials are easily damaged by hail, high winds, frost wedging, UV rays, and ice dams.