Today, Vermont slate is the primary product used for slate roofing. It is highly desirable, detailed product in different sizes, colors, and styles. It is beautiful, durable, long lasting and cost effective. In fact, it has a life expectancy of 125 years because of its granite marble content.
Pennsylvania slate is no longer mined. It is a softer slate and gray in color, with a life expectancy of about 65 years. It’s typically used for repair work only.
All slate roofing requires 16 or 20 oz. copper flashing in valley areas, Yankee gutters, chimney and dormer sidewall flashings.
An expertly installed slate roof will last beyond a century, which is two to three times longer than asphalt or synthetic look-alikes. For this reason, slate roofs continue to remain in demand.
Benefits of slate roofing
If you’re thinking of creating some slate roof history of your own, here are slate’s key benefits, beyond its beauty:
- Fire resistance
- Low maintenance
- Resale value
- Energy efficiency – Natural slate shingles contribute to decreased utility costs and reduce energy consumption
Slate Roof Professionals is New Jersey’s leading slate roofing and restoration company, providing the highest quality slate, tile, copper and synthetic roof products for residential homes and historic buildings at competitive prices. Our roofing professionals have been servicing the Tri-State area for over thirty years. You’ll see our work in the towns of The Oranges, Maplewood, Ridgewood, Englewood, and throughout North, Jersey and Westchester County N.Y. If you have an upcoming project or want to know more about slate roofing for your NJ home, contact us today.