Slate Roofs and The Origin of Where the Slate Comes From

Slate roofing tile has a long and storied history and is generally known as one of the highest quality, longest lasting roofing materials on the market.

On the other hand, the high cost, difficult installation, and relative delicateness of slate roofing tile means it’s not ideal for everybody.

Slate roofing tile has some massive upsides though, mostly because it’s a natural stone product, giving it an exceptional, stunning appearance, and the durability that slate is famous for.

Here’s a list of the most popular reasons homeowners choose to install slate roofing tiles on their home.

  • Appearance
  • Longevity
  • Fire Resistance
  • Environmentally Friendly

If you are looking for a “lifetime” roofing system that will provide superior durability and add a distinctive touch of timeless attractiveness and curb appeal to your home, then consider investing in a natural slate roof. For centuries, slate has been highly praised for its natural beauty and remarkable longevity, unrivaled by other materials.

The Origin of Slate Roofing

The most significant slate producing states were on the east coast: Maine, New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Today, slate is only quarried in Vermont, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and a little in New York.

Slate roofing has almost become a dying art in America. From the 1940’s to the present, asphalt shingles replaced slate as the primary form of roofing in America. No building codes required slate roofs to be replaced with slate roofing. Many modern roofers in the USA today often do not know how to properly install slate so it’s important to select a roofing company specializing in slate roofing installation.

The growth of the slate roofing market progressed through the help of skilled slater’s from Europe and the architectural development and use of slate. Today, Vermont is globally known for producing some of the highest quality slate in the world. Asphalt shingles took over the market and the consumption of slate for roofs fell. However, slate roofing is slowly seeing growth throughout the market and the country is now seeing a steady rise in slate roof installations.

Whether you need a new slate roof or just a few pieces replaced, it’s important to work with a roofing company like Hazlett Roofing and Renovations that specializes in slate roofing.  A Slate roof is much different than a conventional asphalt roof.   Therefore a completely different skill set and tools are needed in the installation and repair of a slate roof.

How Hazlett Roofing and Renovations Can Help

Hazlett offers a free Slate Roof Consultation to home and business owners in Cleveland & Northeast Ohio.  One of our professional staff will perform a thorough inspection for your slate roof, create a detailed written estimate, and explain exactly what steps need to be taken to get you the greatest longevity out of your slate roof.

Our goal is to prolong the life of your slate roof so it will last for generations.

The process is as easy as 1-2-3

  •  Call Hazlett for a Free Slate Roof Consultation 216-246-8004 or 330-773-1018.
  • Approve and schedule the Slate Roof Work.
  • Relax and feel secure knowing your Slate roof is in good hands.
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