Slate has been a choice material for homes with traditional inspirations.
Whether it be classic public buildings or grand estates, slate roofs are ideal due to their timeless elegance and centuries-lasting versatility. Now it’s a specialty material known for its metamorphic green, gray and red tones, as well as its rock-solid durability. With these admirable qualities, slate is highly suitable as a roofing material for home improvement.
The natural stone made of slate gives it strength. It is highly resilient to water and fire damage, which is better than common asphalt shingles. In lighter tones, slate naturally deflects heat which makes it adaptable to hot and humid Southeastern climates. Storms, winds and even ice and snow are well-tolerated by slate roofing systems.
With an expected lifespan of 100-150 years, slate gives a reasonable value for its cost. The worth of material accrual and installation may be pricey but the minimal maintenance thereafter compensates the costs. Accidental damages such as in extreme calamities require easier, less often, and lower cost replacements as compared to other traditional materials like asphalt and clay tiles.
Don’t have a slate roof but would like one? You can, even if you currently have an asphalt roof! There is a new lightweight slate roofing application process using approximately one-half (1/2) the amount of slate to cover the roofing area with traditional methods. This lightweight slate roofing method uses less slate, less weight, costs less and presents all the beauty and durability of a magnificent slate roof.
The aesthetics of a slate roof beautifully tops most classic architectural styles. Darker earth tones complement Victorian-style mansions. Gray shades make romantic French mansard roofs. Light dyes or colorful palettes go well with homes of Mediterranean and Spanish inspirations.
A slate roof repair or replacement would be a job best done by only trained professionals. The Roofing Company has ample experience in the appropriate handling and stable installation of slate roofs. We are a popular choice for Norfolk slate roofs, including Colonial Place/Riverview, Larchmont and Ghent because of the skill and accuracy of our experienced team. This time-tested slate material is truly an investment, so having professionals handle it is critical if you want to end up with a beautiful and high-quality roof.