Slate has been acclaimed for generations as the ultimate roofing material. It is natural stone that has the remarkable ability to be manufactured into thin tiles of uniform thickness. A slate roof simply has no equal in durability and natural beauty. Slate enhances the aesthetic design of nearly any building with its variety of rich natural slate colors and slate textures. There are many benefits to a slate roof from longevity and appearance to energy conservation. Slate is a metamorphic stone and is essentially laminated rock — which is why it has the ability to be split into slate tiles. The geological conditions in the Vermont region when its slate was formed resulted in some of the world’s strongest, highest density slate.
Advanced materials technology has generated some new roofing materials over the years, but slate remains the clear leader in creating the world’s longest lasting and most trouble-free roofing material. It is the standard by which all others are compared.