Slate Roofing History

Slate roofing materials can be a great choice for your next roof if you want a look of professional craftsmanship and art. Unlike other types of roofing materials, the use of slate has a rich history of both. The process involved in creating a slate roof is different than most types of roofing projects.

Slate roofing has a rich history that goes back thousands of years to Europe, when the use of slate as a roofing material was popular on castles and cathedrals due to its long life and durability. There are countless buildings all over the world that have slate roofs that are well over one hundred years old.

Slate Roofing Materials

In the past, slate roofing materials had a tendency to come loose and fall. However, as with all types of roofing materials, this risk has since been alleviated. New manufacturing technologies have made slate roofing materials better and less likely to come loose from the roof.

New underlayments have also improved slate tiles by creating a better substructure to keep the tiles in place. When it comes to the life of a slate roof, history has shown that the tiles themselves will outlive the underlayment, or even the building itself.

Slate Roofing Installation

Because of the work that goes into the installation of slate roofing materials, the cost is higher than other types of roofing materials. Though it might seem more expensive up front, the life of quarry slate roofing materials can offer a roof that will stand the test of time.

The installation process requires the roofers to sort and cut most of the tiles that will go on the roof. This means that most slate roofs are a labor intensive project requiring highly skilled professionals. Before you commit to a slate roof project you will want make sure that your contractor has had experience working with slate roofing materials.

Slate Roofing Professionals

We are the slate roofing experts and our installers have the experience and training to take care of all your roofing needs. Contact us to get more information about slate roofing and to receive a free roofing quote for your next roof installation, repair, or replacement.