Slate Roofing Shingles

Benefits of Slate Roofing

Slate roofing has been a popular roofing option for decades, and for good reason. It provides a number of benefits for the homes that choose to install them. Many homeowners are aware of the aesthetic benefits that a slate roof can provide for their home, but there are many other benefits that you may have overlooked.  Take a look at some of the benefits you may not have been aware of by reading below:


Slate roofing is the most durable roofing material on the market.  Slate roofing can last for centuries if properly installed.  It is naturally fire-resistant, and cannot mold or rot. Slate is also resistant to frost damage, and won’t break from the cold, which can damage asphalt shingles. Your slate roof is has the potential to outlive the actual frame of your home if properly maintained. With an average lifespan of 75-200 years, you will only need to replace your roof once during your lifetime if you choose to install slate.  Compared to an asphalt roof, which may only last 20-30 years, slate is the far more durable option, even beyond its longevity.

Environmentally Friendly

If you are interested in installing an environmentally friendly roofing option, slate roofing is one of the best!  While asphalt shingles require the use of fossil fuels to manufacture, slate occurs naturally which means there is very little manufacturing required. It simply needs to be mined and cut to fit the homeowner’s preferences. In addition to its environmentally friendly manufacturing process, it is also fully recyclable at the end of its lifespan, making it a far greener option than asphalt shingles.


Slate roofs look fantastic, providing a rustic charm to the homes on which they are installed. Slate is generally gray, black, or blue-gray, but it can be colored to fit nearly any aesthetic preference. It can also be cut into a variety of shapes, from rounded, to square, to rectangular, to less conventional options like a half moon. No matter what your style preferences are, you can find slate roofing to match your vision.

Low Maintenance

Due to its extreme durability, slate roofing requires very little maintenance.  Essentially the only maintenance you will ever need to perform on your slate roof is replacing shingles when they occasionally crack. They will withstand just about anything Mother Nature can throw at them, with the exception of heavy hail which can crack and break shingles. Otherwise, expect to perform very little maintenance on your slate roof!

Contact Us Today

Interested in learning more about slate roofing, or perhaps install a slate roof of your own? Reach out to our team today at (401) 255-2003 or fill out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you!





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