Slate roof on the McFarlin Church

Slate Roofing: The Perfect Blend Of Elegance And Strength

Most property owners are looking for an attractive and durable material when planning their new roof. In our opinion, slate roofing is an exceptional choice based on these criteria and one that we recommend to many of our customers.

While there are many terrific roofing materials to choose from, slate stands out as a truly premium product due to its combination of aesthetic beauty, longevity, and value over the course of time. Let us tell you a bit more about the unique attributes and benefits that a slate roof can provide. 

The Benefits of Slate Roofing

Timeless Beauty

Time is a common theme when it comes to slate. The slate tiles that are used for roofing are naturally occurring and have already endured the harsh conditions of nature for thousands of years. Because slate comes from the earth, it conveys a sense of natural beauty and permanence. Timelessness is important when selecting a roofing material. After all, a properly maintained slate roof can perform well for upwards of one hundred years. 

Endless Versatility

Slate roofs look great on a wide variety of building types and styles. In fact, you can find slate roofs on everything from ultra-modern homes to courthouses and everything in between. Tiles can vary in terms of lightness and hue, which provides even more flexibility when searching for the perfect look for your property. 

Unmatched Durability

Slate is well-known for being amongst the most durable of all roofing materials. Because slate is a natural stone, it can withstand extreme temperatures, UV rays, and all kinds of inclement weather. As a result, it is commonly the roofing type of choice for owners that are seeking a long-term roofing solution. With proper care, a slate roof provides excellent performance for many decades. 

Low Maintenance

Slate roofs require less maintenance because of their superior durability. In fact, slate is resistant to rot, mold, and insects, three of the most common causes of roof problems. Additionally, slate is non-combustible and unlikely to be damaged by fire. Put simply; slate roofs require less attention because they tend to experience fewer problems. 

Cost Effective

Slate is a premium product with a price to match, but it does provide significant value considering its longevity. Despite the initial cost, slate is a wise investment over time, especially for owners that plan to keep their property into the future. Typically, slate roofs continue performing well long after other roofs have been replaced. 

Environmentally Friendly

As a type of stone or rock, slate is about as natural as it gets. It requires very little processing and does not contain potentially harmful materials. As an added bonus, slate has tremendous longevity and does not require replacement as frequently as other roofing materials. This means that slate roofs cut down on waste and preserve resources in the long run.

At CMR, we think slate is a tremendous roofing material and hope that you will consider it when planning for a new roof. We love the look and functionality and take great pride in the results we have achieved for our slate customers. CMR’s slate roof installation process is meticulous, producing roofs that can last for generations. Please contact us today if you are interested in learning more about slate roofs. One of our team members would be happy to walk you through the installation process and help you determine if slate is the right choice for your property.