One of the reasons for slate’s long-lasting qualities can be found in its ability to survive all types of weather, in all types of locations. It can withstand freezing, heat waves, rain storms, hail storms, wind storms, and sand-storms. Not much can hurt slate.
A fine-grained, metamorphic rock taken from shale sediment that’s composed of clay and volcanic ash, Slate is virtually waterproof. Its absorbency rate is as little as .04%. Slate is also resistant to airborne sparks and thus protects homes against fire-spreading dangers.
Should you decide to sell, you’ll find that your slate shingle roof will add great value to your home in the eyes of prospective buyers. Homebuyers greatly value the longevity and safety qualities of a slate roof.
Additionally, both homeowners and homebuyers agree on the natural beauty of slate shingles. They come in a variety of red, purple, green, gray, black, and multicolored choices.