Slate Roofs

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: