When it comes to architecture, every piece of the finished product matters. In order to ensure a building is long-lasting, safe, and beautiful, contractors look for quality materials with a proven track-record. When it comes to roofing or siding options, nothing quite compares to premium natural slate tile. Here are 5 reasons why:
With concern for our world conservation growing, many clients are looking for ways to reduce their impact on the environment. Natural slate tile is organic and eco-friendly, requiring minimal processing from mine to building site. In addition, many old slate quarries are restored to fish and flora-stocked lakes, restoring natural habitats.
Since the days of the Romans, slate tile has been noted to be a particularly durable, waterproof, and fire resistant option for homes. In many cases, slate tile has been known to outlive the life of the building it is installed on. And, because of its highly water-resistant nature, slate tile has been seen to be the best option for cladding, outperforming more permeable options such as brick and cement.
Timelessly beautiful, slate tile has been installed not only as a durable and cost-efficient option, but also as statement fixtures on high-end residential homes. In addition, slate tile is one of the only materials permitted on historic restorations. Best of all, high-quality slate tile has an unfading quality that insures the rich tones of the slate tiles live the life of the roof.
Once installed, slate’s longevity makes it a hassle-free investment that requires no upkeep. Should it outlive the life of the building, slate tiles can easily be removed and relocated to another building.
Besides being a gorgeous, durable and trusted quality product, slate is classified as a “high value material,”and can influence the value of its mother building. Although often thought of on historic architecture, slate is making a statement in modern architectural projects.
Information taken from “The Slate Roof Bible” 3rd Edition, by Joseph Jenkins.