Traditional slate roofing systems are extremely successful systems that can easily function as a waterproof covering for 100 years and, if properly constructed, 150 or even 200 years. Their longevity, however, is not their only quality. Slate roofs are made of natural materials — primarily stone (slate) and wood (boards or lath/battens) with metal fasteners (nails). They are simple and beautiful roofing systems. When they need to be replaced, they can be discarded as clean land fill, as opposed to the toxic waste of petrochemical roofs. As such, slate roofs are sought after by those who have ecological concerns. Slate roofs are arguably the least expensive roof money can buy when the entire life of the roof system is taken into consideration.

Advantages of Slate

  • Long life product
  • Low maintenance product
  • Aesthetically pleasing