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Slate roofs: the quality choice for hundreds of years
Natural stone makes a roof a unique architectural feature!
Slate occurs in many colors, textures and thicknesses offering a variety of choices for the designer. It will display its own set of natural colors from stark blacks to soft tans, greens and purples. There is a color or mix of colors that will complement any architecture and style of building structure. Visit our slate project gallery.
Slate is hail and fire resistant — read our test results
Tests have been conducted by certified industry professionals proving the durability of nature slate roofing — proven to withstand harsh elements such as hail and fire. View the Hail Test Report and Video Documentation and the Fire Test Report.
Slate is impervious to just about everything
Slate is impervious to factors that can degrade other roofs, such as insects, rot, algae, etc.
Thinking green? Think slate…
Most slate roofs last 100 years and more. This has many implications but no other roofing material can stand the test time as well stone. Your investment is permanent, so consider the cost of ownership of a slate roof. You’ll never replace it in your lifetime. So it is fair to consider the investment in a slate roof installation over at least a century, and the cost effectiveness becomes evident. Learn more about slate as a stone.