A slate roof is a premium roof system made primarily out of natural slate tiles and other slate roofing materials. It’s one of the most beautiful and long-lasting roof systems on the market. Because of its aesthetics, shingle manufacturers make asphalt shingles to mimic the look of a slate roof. The slate itself is mined all over the world and cut into square tiles. Unlike other roofing materials that come in 3 foot wide strips or metal panels, slate tiles are installed one at a time.
Slate roofing systems are very heavy which require more stable support and decking than most other roofs. As heavy as they are their timeless beauty and durability make them a favorite among premium roofing systems.