The slate roof, a natural stone used for centuries for roofing is ideal for slopes greater than 45 degrees, however it can be easily adapted to practically all types of roofs. It is durable, with an incomparable durability which varies between 75 and 150 years. Fireproof and rot proof, it is highly resistant to elements (rain, snow, burning sun etc.) and temperature changes and is also an efficient insulator. In addition, the slate is considered to be the most noble and most elegant.
Generally, there are two types of slate: natural and synthetic.
The natural slate is a schistose rock, coming from quarries it is cut and polished in tiles afterwards. Each quarry produces its own slate with different characteristics. Some quarries are known for their solid slate, others for its flexibility and finesse. Our advice: it would be good to hire a roofer to make the choice of your slate. In all cases the natural slate is considered a good investment. Moreover, the slate is ecological and recognized by its charm and elegance. It retains its original color over the years. It has very few disadvantages: it is a bit heavy and has poor resistance to impacts. Its installation is done solely by professionals which adds more cost.
The synthetic slate is composed of high quality organic fibers, mineral additives, cement and water. It is treated to ensure the same characteristics of strength and insulation than the natural slate. Being more economical, it has a lower life compared to the natural slate (30 to 70 years). The synthetic slate has an advantage compared to the natural one: the choice of colors is far more diverse.
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