Why Choose Slate Roofing?
Slate is the highest quality and most durable of all available roofing materials, able to resist damage from rain, snow, and wind. Slate is natural metamorphic stone that can be split into tiles of uniform thickness. It outperforms any man-made roofing material and is the longest-lasting option. Slate is the standard to which all other roofing materials are compared.
A slate roof offers unrivaled beauty for a home. Since slate is a natural product, no two pieces are exactly alike. Each piece has slight variations in texture, thickness and color, which can give your home’s roof a unique appearance. Slate is available in an array of colors and textures to match any homeowner’s taste.
Roofing Slate Falls into Three Categories:
“Unfading” slate will have essentially no changes in tone due to weather over time.
Semi-weathering slate will change in color by 10 to 25 percent.
Weathering slate will change in color by 30 percent or more. Weathering does not affect the strength or longevity of the slate.
In addition to durability and appearance, slate can also increase a home’s energy efficiency. At K.P. LaMarco & Associates, we install our slate roofs with a system that minimizes overlap and creates an insulating air space. This helps to maintain a consistent temperature inside the house, reducing heating and cooling costs.
K.P. LaMarco & Associates uses the finest quality slate from the Vermont Slate Company. Our slate roofs are beautiful and durable and can increase your home’s energy efficiency and value.
Contact us today at (203) 415-6773 to discuss your slate roofing options and get a quote.