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Slate Roofing

OVER THE TOP ROOFING

Slate Roofing

Slate is one of the most beautiful and durable roofing materials known to man. It is a natural stone available in a variety of sizes, colors and textures, and while most slate roofing materials are currently quarried in the Northeast, including Vermont and upstate New York, it is possible to import from other quarry locations around the world as well.

Virtually impermeable by water and extremely durable in the harshest freeze-thaw cycles, slate has been used in roofing applications for hundreds of years. Slate roofs boast life spans of 100 years or more, and have commonly outlasted the useful life of the buildings they protect. These slate roofs are then often salvaged and reused on new projects or used for repairs/additions to better match existing weathered roofs.

Benefits of Slate Roofing

Custom Possibilities

Every slate roof is unique and one-of-a-kind. The architectural and aesthetic value of slate is immeasurable. Variations in color, shingle cut, size, thickness, placement, or intentional color patterns or blending ensure that no two slate roofs will ever be identical.

Design Variety

Slate is available in a wide range of color combinations including black, gray, green, gray- green, mottled green, purple, mottled purple, and red. Slate colors are also available in semi-weathering and unfading varieties, and we can work with you to provide color blending and slate layout recommendations.

We only use copper nails. While slate is long-lasting, it is important that slate is installed properly, and with nails that will not rust. If roofing nails rust, they will need to be replaced even though the slate does not.

We ensure proper spacing and tension of your slate roof. Some roofers cut costs by using a larger exposure, which results in using less slate. However, improper coverage leads to more maintenance and shorter roof life.

We are experts in proper flashing design and installation of your slate roof. When roofing underlayment (ice and water shields) are properly installed, the result is a leak-proof roof.