Slate is one of the most attractive and high-end roofing materials currently on the market. Slate tiles are naturally made and known for their durability. Slate is a fine-grained, metamorphic rock that has been used for hundreds of years around the world. They have a long life expectancy as they can last up to 150 years or more when properly installed and maintained.
Advantages of Slate
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Durable from harsh weather
- Environmentally friendly as it can be recycled
Disadvantages of Slate
- Cost is around 4 times more than an asphalt roof
- Slate tiles are heavy, weighing up to 15 pounds per square foot
- Slippery to walk on
- Difficult to repair when damaged
Installing a slate roof requires significant experience and expertise as it is labor-intensive. Unlike any other roofing material, slate tiles are installed individually, one at a time. Due to the weight of slate tiles, your property needs to be built or framed to carry the extra weight of the roofing material.
At Cross Country Construction we have skilled roofers who specialize in slate who know how to properly hand and install slate tiles.
Other roofing materials Cross Country Construction specializes in include
If you are considering a slate roof, contact our experts to learn more about this option for your property.