Reclaimed slate and clay tile roofing is often the best choice when it comes to repairing an antique, historical, or specialty roof. Reclaimed materials nearly always match better than new natural or composite products, preserving the timeless aesthetic of your historical roof instead of creating a patchy, unsightly look. Salvaged materials can also be a great choice for a new roof or complete roof replacement.
The unique patina of an aged roof can be enjoyed instantly by using recycled slate or clay tiles.
The Durable Slate Company has one of the largest inventories of reclaimed slate and clay roofing tiles in the country. With this, we are able to match nearly any tile from any generation of roof for a seamless repair or roof replacement.
We offer a free slate and tile identification service to help you find the right slate or tile. As a national installer of slate and clay tile roofs, The Durable Slate Company is familiar with all types of slate and clay tile quarried or manufactured in America. We gladly share our expertise to help you identify the slate or tile that you need and will happily ship you a sample upon request.
The Durable Slate Company can also suggest slate or clay tile materials for a new roof or re-roof project that will fit your taste and budget.
If your roofing taste or preservation project demands classic texture and color of natural slate, consider installing a good-quality salvaged slate instead of composite materials. Natural slate is more reliable than synthetic slate and less expensive than a new slate roof. A salvaged slate roof is an excellent value. It saves on material costs, and, properly installed, can last a lifetime (or longer).
The Durable Slate Company frequently stores the following types of slate:
If you need to match a historic tile, manufacturers will usually produce short runs of a custom tile, but their most skilled craftsmen are required for the job, increasing both the price and the lead-time. Furthermore, matching historic colors and textures can be difficult, and is quite often impossible. Many manufacturers will charge an additional fee to experiment with glazes in an attempt to reproduce a historic color, but it’s not guaranteed to match.
We commonly carry the following types of historic clay tile: