Slate Roofing shingles are made of a natural material from the earth that can easily last at least 100 years on a roof and are offered in a variety of colors, shapes and designs.
Fall into October's posts focused on where slate comes from, how it's produced, and the various colors and shapes that are available to install on a home. We also touched base on the new lightweight slate system that can be installed on virtually any home! See a finished lightweight slate roof installation right here in Hampton, Virginia, in our first Project of the Month on our website.
Ahhhh, Slate. The beautiful, natural and versatile stone we are in love with. Literally! When you understand what it’s made of, where it comes from, and how it’s used, you may also find that it’s pretty darn fascinating. It’s more than just a rock and we are excited to announce, with our lightweight slate system, it’s a roof that can be installed on any home!
Just like any roof, whether it’s asphalt, metal, tile or slate, the function is always to provide shelter, shield from rain and snow, and resist the often high speed winds we experience here in Hampton Roads. Slate, on the other hand, is special in that it is a naturally solid, ultra-dependable and one of the longest lasting roofing materials created by the earth itself.
What started as a grand construction idea after a fire broke out in this beautiful Victorian Home in the Hampton Historical District, turned into an elaborate and breathtaking restoration, bringing back much of it’s original structure built in 1902.