What Is Slate
Slate is a type of sedimentary rock formed by a metamorphic process. Slate rock can be found in many different colors and shades. Slate is mined thoughout many parts of the world but is most commonly mined from Europe. Here in the US, we have our own slate supplies, mainly in New York and Pennsylvania.
Using Slate Roofing
Many home and office roofs are made of slate tile shingles. It is often considered the most classic looking (layered) type of roof material and is also quite expensive. While slate roofs can be extremely good at routing water away from the building it is protecting, the tiles are also prone to cracking. This can be dangerous for a few reasons. Not only can a damaged slate roof lead to problems in the home's structure, electrical system, flooring and drywall but when slate roofing shingles become loose they can become dangerous to anyone at risk of having these large rock pieces fall on them. There are many benefits to using a slate roof, most notably, slate is completely fireproof. Also, slate has a strong chemical inertness and therefore the elements of a warm, wet climate have little to no effect on your home's roof. Slate will last much longer than traditional roofing materials.
Protecting Your Slate Roof
This being said it is extremely important to ensure your slate roof is in it's best condition. Using a professional roofing contractor to help you repair, replace, install or even inspect your home or business' roof is the best way to be confident that your slate (or synthetic slate) roof will go the distance. Finding the right slate roofing contractor can be the tough part because not all roofers work with slate. That's where Roofing-Directory's online contractor referral service steps in. We have pre-screened the absolute best slate roofing experts with the hopes of matching you with your area's top professional roofing contractors. You can find the best slate roof repair and replacement prices by comparing the local estimates.
Local Slate Estimates
Get started today and ensure your beautiful slate roof is doing it's best to protect your investment or that you are getting the best price on your install! Fill out the form on the right and compare slate roof repair, installation or replacement pricing from up to four local companies who specialize in working with the material. We cover the entire United States!
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