Natural Slate Roofing
For centuries natural slate has been considered the king of luxury roofing materials. Even in 43 AD, when the Romans invaded Britain, they built a large fort with a slate roof called Segontium. In the centuries to follow, slate roofs became increasingly popular on military buildings, churches and castles. Today, Natural Slate roofs are mostly reserved for heritage buildings and custom homes. Although it hasn’t changed as a building material, in today’s disposable world, a slate roof holds a certain mystique and distinction that other roofing materials just do not.
What is Slate?
Slate Roofing Tiles are 100-percent natural stone quarried in either Canada, the United States, China or Brazil. Considered a luxury building material, Slate roofing requires skilled tradesman with expert knowledge of working with slate. Slate can be factory cut or hewn on site for a more custom finish to the roof. With the correct maintenance program, a properly installed roof can last for well over a hundred years. For example, many of the century homes in Toronto’s oldest neighbourhoods, like Rosedale, still have their original roofs. Driving through the neighbourhood is like being transported back in time!
Benefits of a Natural Slate Roof
- Distinguished and Unique Appearance
- Highly Durable and Long Lasting
- Incest Infestation Proof
- Luxury Curb Appeal
- Environmentally Friendly, Natural Building Material
Natural Slate is available in a variety of thicknesses and colours making it a highly customizable roofing material. Quite often, custom and unique patterns like stars, hearts and even animals are designed right into the roof.
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