Natural Slate Roofing
Natural slate roofing has been a hallmark of high-end roofing for centuries. Slate is known for its beauty, and for its longevity. Not only is natural slate roofing one of the most beautiful roofing options available, but it is also the most durable. Natural slate is a stone material that took millions of years deep inside the earth to create. This means that every single piece of slate is unique and one of a kind. Because of this, every single slate roof has its own color and style that won’t be seen on any other roof. With so many options for color and thickness, the application options are endless.
Natural slate roofs last so long because they are a totally non-porous material. That means that water/moisture will never be able to penetrate the exterior surface of the slate, let alone be able to compromise its structural integrity. Since nothing can penetrate the surface of the slate, that means nothing can grow inside of it like mold or mildew. If something does grow on the slate, changing the color of the roof, it can simply be washed off with soap and water and the slate will be good as new. Slate is also impervious to changes in temperature. Whether a cold or hot climate, natural slate roofing is not affected by temperature. Slate will never blotch or change colors from long-term exposure to UV light, unlike other roofing materials. Also, because natural slate is installed as a ‘floating roof’, it is resistant to problems like ice damming and wind breakage. Not only are slate roofs walkable, but they are also easy to maintain. With little to no maintenance, natural slate roofing is truly the long-term roofing solution for any structure.
SlateTec natural slate roofs come in at a reduced weight, so virtually any structure can carry the load of the stone. We offer the same colors and blends available on traditional slate roof installations, as well as the traditional 100-year slate warranty. Our design team can accommodate any custom or standard roofing project and help you choose from the many options available to build the perfect roof for your project.