Slate, a popular Norfolk roofing material, is commonly known for its strength and longevity, as it is made from natural stone.
Slate is resistant to sun and other weather elements. On an estimate, it can last from 55 to 400 years, depending on the thickness, pitch, and maintenance.
Slate Roofing in Historic Homes
Park Place, a neighborhood in the western half of Norfolk, Virginia, is an historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a suburban development in the area during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The neighborhood features a variety of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings in a variety of popular architectural styles.
Slate has been a popular roofing material due to its appearance, longevity, and environment-friendly quality. It is available in a range of basic and vibrant colors that can complement historic and even some contemporary home style. Longevity is also a major factor why it is a popular choice for homeowners.When slate outlasts the life of the building, it can also be recycled.
Slates Lasting Centuries
When Joseph Jenkins, a member of the board of directors of National Slate Association, inspected a slate roof of an old building built in 1882, he found out that there’s no visible damage on the slates. He noted that the hail and wind damage were limited and repairable by less than 3% of the replacement cost. What is more, this particular slate roof is expected to even last for another century with occasional repair on the flashings. This is simply a testament to how well slates stand the test of time.
Professional Slate Service
Are you looking into having appealing and long-lasting roofing in Norfolk VA? Slate roofing may be the right roof for your home. We install TruSlate®, a durable, high-tech waterproof material from GAF®. With their innovative design, the TruSlate Premium Roofing System can be installed on almost any roof. We also repair slates. You can go here to learn more about this particular material.
For your other roofing concerns, contact us at The Roofing and Remodeling Company today.