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Slate Roofing

What is Slate Roofing?
Slate is a fine-grained rock composed of clay or volcanic ash.When expertly “cut” by striking with a specialized tool in the quarry, many slates will form smooth flat sheets of stone which have long been used for roofing and floor tiles andother purposes.
Slate is frequently grey in color, especially when seen in masses covering roofs. However, slate occurs in a variety of colors.

Slate can be made into roofing slates, also called roofing shingles, installed by a slater.
Slate is particularly suitable as a roofing material as it has an extremely low water absorption index of less than 0.4%. Its low tendency to absorb water also makes it very resistant to frost damage and breakage due to freezing.

Slate - actual shingle-like slivers of rock - is another roofing material that shows up on more upscale homes. Although slate is an expensive choice, it offers a very natural look andcan be laid out in a variety of patterns.

The benefits of slate are identical to those of tile: a verylong lifespan, good fire protection, low maintenance, and an invulnerably to rot and insects. It comes in a good selection of sizes and colors, although colors are limited to those foundin nature.

Like tile, slate can be very heavy, sometimes requiring expensiveextra support. It, to, is breakable enough that walkingon it is difficult for a non-professional, complicating suchtasks as rooftop maintenance, gutter cleaning and painting.