Slate roofs have a very distinctive appearance alone with a very long lifespan, along with being easy to repair and recyclable; there is a great demand for used slate. Slate roofs are very heavy and require additional roof framing to accommodate this weight but this weight contribute to it sustainability. These are suitable for Colonial, French and Chateau style of homes and are ideal for locations with high-heat due to its dark color.


  1. Slices of slate are custom cut to form each piece for roof


  • Can last a lifetime if installed correctly


  • Fire-resistant and unaffected by insects or rot
  • Resistant to high wind
  • Less maintenance needed
  • Easily repaired
  • Multiple color variations


  • Very expensive to purchase and install
  • Additional weight might require additional structural support
  • May increase home insurance cost