Slate is a very hard metamorphic rock consisting of sand and clay. It is very dense, resistant, and versatile, and it is one of the most popular materials for roof installations.
A leading Denver roofer tells us that these are just a few of the reasons why slate is so popular when it comes to roofing installations:
- It provides resistance to rain, acids and UV radiation
- It is fireproof
- It has excellent resistance to wear and to temperature variations
- It comes in a variety of colors, from dark grey to green, blue, purple and red, and has a special aspect
- It withstands organic spots well (bird droppings, rotten leaf residues, etc.)
- It provides added value to your home
Besides all this, slate is extracted in mines and, unlike other materials, it does not require post-processing. This means that fewer resources are used for production. In addition, considering that the raw material is a pure natural rock, it does not contain binding agents and is therefore ecologically harmless.
Due to their longevity of up to 100 years, slate roofs are still very popular today. If a tile breaks, it is enough to replace it – renovation work is therefore limited.
Installing a slate roof is, without a doubt, a complex process, which is why it is always preferable to call a professional and avoid doing it yourself.