Slate & Tile
Slate roofs have been built worldwide. Slate is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and durable roofing materials available. Many slate roofs in existence today have lasted well over a hundred years. Do note that slate application is very specialized, with few contractors specializing in this type of material installation – and it is more expensive than an asphalt shingle.
Tile roofing materials provide some of the same benefits as slate. They are used in both residential and commercial roofs. Tile roofs are sought after because of their proven performance and virtually limitless variety of colors and styles.
Tiles are typically created using concrete or clay. Due to modern innovations, tile roofing can be used for many architectural styles such as authentic Spanish, Mediterranean and New England Colonial, historic or contemporary. They can also be created flat, rounded or can even emulate other roofing materials such as wood shakes. Tile, like slate, is a specialty with very few contractors specializing in the material. It is more expensive than an asphalt shingle roof.