Slate roofing has been used on buildings for over a thousand years. This practice began with European settlers. Nothing else quite matched the durability, aesthetics, and fireproof qualities that were available with slate and this same quality remains today.
Evergreen Slate Solutions
If you are looking for a “lifetime” roofing system that will offer superior durability and give a distinctive touch of timeless beauty and curb appeal to your home, then consider investing in a natural slate roof. For centuries, slate has been highly acclaimed for its natural beauty and remarkable longevity, unmatched by any other materials.
The main reason these roofs last so long is that, it is a tough, durable stone, quarried from places all over the world. The shale quarry’s where the slate is harvested, were formed many thousands of years ago from layers of fine clay and silt sediment. This sediment is compressed under high pressure for thousands of years, making it a very dense mud stone. This squeezing of the geological crystals causes natural parallel cleavage planes. Having these cleavage planes make the stone split very easily, almost like a cedar shake would split. Slate is perfect for making all kinds of slate roof tiles. Colors are native to the country ground of the quarry, with flashes of different minerals present in the ground, it can give the slates a variety of colors and blends or be the same color.
Slate will enhance the look of any architectural style, and is available in a variety of natural slate colors and textures. Slate’s color options include green, gray, black, purple, red as well as tiles that sport a mixture of colors. Moreover, slate shingles are shaped by hand to meet specific requirements and can be custom made in a variety of thicknesses and sizes. Regardless of its age, slate will maintain its distinctive appearance.
Evergreen Slate Options
Since 1916, Evergreen Slate has been the largest producer and supplier of slate in the US. They provide high-quality slate and are a leader in the slate roofing industry. Their most popular slate options are listed below:
- Vermont Splendor Blend (Unfading grays and greens, graduated in length and thickness)The most unique of all slate roofing applications. Graduated in length, with random widths. Each project will have shop drawings prepared for proper application on a job by job basis. When your project calls for that special attention to detail, there is no better way to put the icing on the cake!
- Imperial Blend Truly the most eye-catching application of all roofing solutions. The use of these smaller sizes and blends of rare colors combine to create the crown jewel for your project. Imagine the majestic castles of Europe. Now, why just imagine it when you can have it!
- Manor Blend When you build for the ages, Manor Blend offers the prestige of slate and incorporates the texture and elegance your Custom Residence deserves. A blend of Grays, Greens and Purples that will weather to soft tones of buffs, browns and tans. This stately old world blend can only be achieved using Vermont Slates. It has been used for over a century to enhance the most elegant homes all over the world.
Contact Your Experienced New England Slate Roofer Today!
Slate Roofing is a higher-end roofing product. It is one that costs more money than typical asphalt. If you’re going to invest in a beautiful new roof, it’s important that the company you choose can handle the project.
For more information about us and why we are a great fit for your next project, please feel free to give us a call or fill out an online contact form.