Slate Roof Cost
Slate roof cost is highly depended on multiple factors. Roofing jobs, in general, are normally priced by the ‘square’ which is a unit of measurement. One square is one hundred square feet of the roof deck. An average home can range anywhere from 15 squares to well over 100 squares in size, while some commercial projects can be over 1000 squares. A price quote will typically contain at least three components; the cost of shipping, the cost per square of materials, and the cost per square for the labor. Once you have those three numbers you will have an idea of the total cost per square, of natural slate roof installation.
The cost of labor for a slate roof installation varies, depending on the things like the roofer/contractor, location, climate, as well as how intricate the roof is. On a new construction project, the labor might be lower than on a reroofing project because there is no old roof material to tear off and dispose of. Also, if the roof has a steep pitch and /or is hard to access requiring scaffolding, that can increase the cost of installation of a slate roof as well. The time it takes to install a square of a slate roof is generally a little higher than other types of roofing because slate is heavier and there is more detailed work involved. The payoff, however, is how long the slate roof will last and how beautiful it is.
On average, a high-quality slate roof will cost about double the cost of a wood shake/ concrete tile roof and three to four times more than an asphalt shingle roof. With that in mind, a slate roof can also easily last ten times longer than those other materials, and it will do so with little to no maintenance.
Natural slate roofing is time-tested and it’s renowned for its inherent sophistication and class. Not only does slate last hundreds of years, but it’s also one of the most aesthetically pleasing building materials available. Since slate is naturally formed deep underground over millions of years, every single piece is unique upon itself, just like a fingerprint. Having a roof that is one-of-a-kind and unique is appealing because let’s face it, who wants to be the same? Our homes and businesses reflect who we are as individuals and there’s no better way to protect the staple of a structure; the roof, than with a high-quality natural stone slate roof.
Don’t settle for anything but the best when it comes to your roof. SlateTec’s design team can accommodate any custom or standard roofing project and help you choose from the many slate colors and textures to build the perfect roof for you.