Installing tile or slate roofs requires particularly close attention to detail and a precise layout. There is no equal to slate as a roofing material. It is by far the #1 roofing material in the world. A properly installed and maintained slate roof can last for centuries. A slate roof is an investment in your home. Besides its durability and natural beauty, slate roofs are:<br><br><ul><li>naturally waterproof,</li><li>fireproof</li><li>repairable</li><li>100% natural - making them a very GREEN building material</li><li>an equity builder that adds a lot of value to your home</li></ul>Slate, Tile & Custom Copper Roofing<br><br>Whether you need a new slate roof or just a few pieces replaced, to get the most life out of your slate roof, it’s important to work with a roofing company that specializes in slate roofs. A Slate roof is much different than a conventional asphalt roof, and therefore a completely different skill set and tools are needed in the installation and repair of a slate roof. This is why it is so important to work with a company that specializes in slate roofs.<br><br>Slate roofs are beautiful, last for generations, shed ice and snow and show up on more upscale homes. Although slate is an expensive choice, it offers a very natural look and can be laid out in a variety of patterns. The benefits of slate are identical to those of tile: a very long lifespan, good fire protection, low maintenance, and an invulnerable to rot and insects. Slate roofing comes in a good selection of sizes and colors, although colors are limited to those found in nature. Because of its cost and weight, slate requires a beefed up roof structure for support.