Slate is a roofing material with exceptional lifespan. Sadly, this means that the material product, the roofing tile, frequently outlasts the company that quarried it or the functional quarry itself. Because there is no new product available for roof repairs, reclaimed slate is often the only option for seamless repairs. Even for slates that are still quarried, salvaged slate tiles often match better than new. Many slates weather and change color as they age, making new slate incompatible in color and sheen with the old slate tile.
The Durable Slate Company can help you to find the slate that best matches the aging characteristics of your current roof.
Reclaimed slate can also be a good option for new roofs or re-roofs. Many people have turned to imitation slate in an attempt to get the aesthetic of a slate roof at a lower cost. Imitation slate products have been on the market for a few decades. In our experience, they are simply unreliable whether they are made from plastic, rubber or other materials. Too quickly, the color fades and the pieces become brittle and break.
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 tiles are 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:
- Spanish slates
- Peach Bottom Slate
- Virginia Buckingham Slate
- Pennsylvania Black Slate
- Vermont slates, including Semi-weathering grey green, Unfading green, Purple, Red, Black, Mottled grey black