If you’re trying to decide between a variety of different materials for your roof, you may be wondering why Natural Slate? For those of us slate lovers, the answers are obvious. But some of you may need a little more convincing. So let us spell it out:
- Slate is far and beyond the most beautiful and stylish roof covering material available.
Don’t just take our word for it! Check out our website and compare our gorgeous products against alternative materials on the web. We can send you samples quickly, or simply some high resolution pictures so you can make up your own mind.
- Slate has unique and attractive design potential.
Slate is practically “engineered” by Mother Nature. Its ability to be shaped onsite and combined with other sizes and colours makes it much easier to use in complex projects. It’s VERY adaptable. As if it was meant to be that way. Standardisation is an alien concept to skilled roofers and at thicknesses starting from 3/20″ the possibilities are truly endless.
- Slate will even outlast the life of the building. Once slate is installed, you’ll have very little to worry about.
We are so confident about this and we WILL guarantee this.
It is relatively inexpensive compared to other materials. Yes really! You’re not hallucinating. Over time, other materials will break down more quickly. And so they will need to be replaced and the roof “reroofed”. With good quality slate this is never an issue. Read more here.
- Slate adds value to structures.
Good slate = high quality. High quality = more value. A recent study showed that the value of your building is influenced by the materials you use in its construction. As slate is classified as a high value material, you have nothing to lose and lots to gain by specifying natural slate. It’s a win-win situation.
- Slate is suitable for modern architecture.
You may think of slate as being old-fashioned, but that’s where you would be wrong. The flexibility of slate goes hand-in-hand with modern architecture. Really! A sleek look is easily achievable and you are limited only by your imagination. So start thinking outside the box.
- Good quality slate will not fade or deteriorate.
No this isn’t just a rumour. It’s a fact. And fact we are happy to guarantee in writing. Your slate will outlast the building it is on.
- It’s low maintenance.
Slate is lower maintenance than any of the roofing materials out there over its lifespan. Our technical department would be happy to go through this with you in detail.
- Slate is a green material.
Because slate is a natural material, and its production does not require the use of energy intensive techniques, slate is a green material.