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Nestled nearly 4,000 feet above sea level in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blowing Rock, North Carolina is prone to harsh winters. With snow, sleet, ice and strong wind gusts wreaking havoc year after year, homes in this area take a real beating. Therefore, when homeowners John & Claire needed to replace their deteriorating asphalt roof, they decided to look for a more durable option.
At first , they were drawn to natural slate for its beauty and performance. However, when they learned that installing a slate roof would require additional support and framing – and budget – they started to research the available options for a roofing material that could hold up – long term – against severe weather conditions, yet still complement the look of their mountain retreat.
That’s when they learned about Engineered Slate. Ply Gem Roofing whose material mimics the look of natural slate, is extremely durable but has a lower price tag and is easy for a roofer to work with on the job. Soon, their home was retrofitted with Ply Gem Roofing’s Engineered Slate, giving the couple peace of mind (heading into another winter) and improved curb appeal.