Capital Construction Contracting is happy to provide their residential and commercial customers with complete slate roofing installations and repairs.
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.
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.