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Overview
 

Preferred Manufacturers: American Slate Company, Evergreen Slate CompanyNew England Slate Company  Our preferred manufacturer is Evergreen Slate Company. Evergreen Slate Company is the largest manufacturer and supplier of slate roofing materials in the United States and also is available for purchase through large national distributors such as ABC Supply and Allied Building products just to name a few. We were also very impressed by the versatile slate product offerings and feel that they are the leading and most innovative product in this category.
 
Material:
 
Price
7.0


 
Life Expectancy
9.0


 
Weight
4.0


 
Durability
6.0


 
Curb Appeal
10


 
Energy Efficiency
6.0


 
Total Score
7.0


 

Positives


Classy appearance, choice in colors, thickness, and size, eco-friendly, fire-resistant, long-lasting.

Negatives


Poor installation is common, heavy in weight, poor durability.


Bottom Line

Slate roofs have been around for years. Despite their high price point, we believe slate roofs are a great option. One of the most notable advantages of a slate roof is its resistance to fire. When you select a slate roof, you won’t ever have to worry about your roof catching on fire in the […]

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Posted August 28, 2015 by

 
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Slate roofs have been around for years. Despite their high price point, we believe slate roofs are a great option. One of the most notable advantages of a slate roof is its resistance to fire. When you select a slate roof, you won’t ever have to worry about your roof catching on fire in the event of nearby house fire, fireworks, or wildfire.

Slate roofs are also incredibly unique and add an element of elegance to a home. They can often be seen in wealthy areas with upscale or historic homes and add value to any home. In addition to their elegance, slate roofs offer incredible durability and longevity. The average slate roof will last 100 to 150 years when coupled with occasional maintenance and proper installation.

Aside from their great expense, slate roofs require professional installation with specific contractors that have the experience and knowledge of slate material. We have also found slate roofs to be extremely heavy, as they can weigh between 8 and 15 pounds per square foot. Unfortunately, most roof structures are not built to carry heavy slate tiles. That being said, we recommend that homeowners who are interested in a slate roof evaluate their home prior to installation.


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