The durability of Slate makes it the ideal material for roofing and thus considered the best type of roofing. With an extremely low water absorption index,
Slate is very resistant to frost damage and breakage due to freezing. As Slate is also fireproof the advantages of a Slate roof is extended not only through
the cosmetic and aesthetic value but practicality and effectiveness. A variety of colours and styles are available.
Slate roofs are of the oldest roofs around and dates back to the Renaissance era’s, where in Europe there is Slate roofs from the 14th century still standing
strong. Using Slate as a roofing product has a few long term advantages that deserve promoting. In general there can be distinguished between two
different Slate roofs:
Conventional Slate Roofs: This roof has no waterproofing underneath and the sufficient overlap of the tiles will ensure a roof that is waterproof. The
roof structure needs to support the weight of this type of roof and thus can cause the material cost of this type of roof to be expensive. However the
maintenance on all types of Slate roofs will remain minimal if done correctly by professionals. See Do’s&Don’t
Peterlo Slate Roofs: When new technology arrives, industries must adapt accordingly. This type of Slate roof has waterproofing underneath the Slate
that is designed to deal with the high temperature fluctuations that consequently accompanies a Slate roof. With this technology that is watertight and
better insulated against the elements, you will have a hassle free experience with all the benefits of having a Slate roof.