Well here it is!
The new company is up and running and doing quite well. We are very excited about it. We are smaller…(Read that as LOW OVERHEAD). My wife is the owner and that makes us a Minority Woman Owned Business. I am personally supervising each project which has been fun for me. I like being able to communicate directly with the customers again and not having to rely on reports from others.
We still have many of the same high caliber installers and it has been fun to be able to interact with them more as well.
So the bottom line is we can do the same high quality work at lower prices and have more fun. Roofing the way it was meant to be!
If you are in the Central Pennsylvania area and have a roofing need, or even just a roofing question, please contact me. From roofing repairs to complete roof replacements we offer the highest quality at very reasonable pricing.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-808-0291
I thought that you might like to be introduced to a product that looks like slate but is made of recycled materials. We are currently installing this product on a beautiful church roof and a historic building in downtown Lancaster. The product is made of up to 80% recycled post-industrial rubber and plastic. It is extremely environmentally friendly.
I think that the installed product looks just like the original slate roof must have looked. The procedure for installing the product is very similar to installing slate. Growing up in the roofing business, I was involved in many slate roof installations. Starting with cleaning up the mess from the old roof, then getting the new slates up to the roof, and later on installing the slate roofing and flashing.
- Less weight than real slate. The weight for this recycled product is less than half of what a slate roof weighs.
- Environmentally friendly
- Comes in a variety of colors
- Can get a manufacturers 50 year limited material warranty
- Costs slightly less than real slate
- Less breakage
- The first synthetic slate tiles have only been around since 1996 (Original slate roofs have been around for centuries)
- Limited number of manufacturers
- Takes about the same amount of time to install as slate
I think that this is a pretty cool product. Time will tell if it will have the extremely long life expectancy of a real slate roof. It would have been nice to have a product like this back when I was responsible for carrying slates around on the roof tops.
I am curious to know what your thoughts are. What do you think about this recycled material versus real slate?