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Virginia Beach, VA Slate Roofing Company

Slate roofing has been around for hundreds of years and many of the same techniques and tools are still used by contractors today. While it’s often called the Rolls Royce of roofing materials, it is a worthwhile consideration due to its long life cycle, high quality, and very low maintenance. Slate roofing will add timeless beauty and elegance to any home or building that will make any home stand out from the rest. The Roofing Company, Inc. provides slate roofing designed to last and provide you with peace of mind with its diverse features and benefits. 

Slate Roofing Contractor Expertise

At The Roofing Company, Inc., we take pride in our craftsmanship. When you choose us for slate roofing, you have peace of mind knowing your home is in good hands. Slate roof solutions take care and expertise; we have both. Our professional roofing company has unsurpassed expertise in slate roof installation and repair. 

Beautiful, Durable Slate Roofing

Slate roofing adds a unique aesthetic to any home, while also providing superior protection from the elements. With a variety of colors and textures available, you can find the perfect look for your home. Believe it or not, a slate roof is the most cost-effective roof you can have due to its longevity.

Strength and Durability

Slate roofing is one of the strongest and most durable materials on the market today. Slate is a natural stone that is highly resistant to weathering, moisture, and fire. It is also resistant to insects and other pests, which can damage other types of roofing materials.

Slate is a dense material that has extremely low moisture absorption. This means that there is a minute expansion and contraction with changes in temperature, which can cause other roofing materials to crack and warp over time.

Beauty and Functionality

The most commonly installed is the Blue/Black Buckingham slate variety from Buckingham County, Virginia. Buckingham County is only about 4 hours northwest of Hampton Roads. Buckingham Slate warranties their product for 150 years. Having the lowest water absorption rate of any American slate, it is safe to say it should outlive the home it was installed on. You will find many slate roofs of this variety in Norfolk, Virginia. There are also several green and buff-colored slate roofs in the Hilton Village section of Newport News that were quarried and shipped from the slate valley area in Vermont.

Longevity and Maintenance

The longevity of a slate roof depends on a variety of factors, including the quality of the slate, the installation technique, and the maintenance schedule.

Natural slate roofing is recommended for ultimate impact resistance and fire resistance. It easily passed UL 2218 Class 4, the toughest impact test (slate shingles show no evidence of cracks or ruptures on the front or back). At the request of the National Slate Association, more lab testing was conducted to confirm the ability of the roofing slate to withstand hail damage.

Expert, Professional Slate Roofing Installation

Slate is installed using a special technique that involves overlapping the tiles and securing them with nails, clips, or hooks. This creates a long-lasting water-shedding high-performance roofing system that helps to prevent water from penetrating the roof and causing damage.

Slate roofing requires no more maintenance than any other style of roof. Just like all roofs, they should be inspected by professional slate roofers every few years or so. Homeowners should conduct their own inspections yearly. Start in the attic and look for water stains. The exterior can be inspected by use of a simple pair of binoculars right from the ground. Look for slates that are missing, broken, sliding out, or have holes in them. If an area of your roof is obstructed, be creative, just be safe, and never walk around on a slate roof!

As a courtesy to all of our slate roofing customers, we provide an annual Customer Appreciation Inspection where we come back every year to inspect both the work we completed and conduct a visual inspection for any possible issues.