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How a Slate Roof Works

Slate is a type of dark stone that can be shaped into slate roofing tiles. Slate tiles offer durability, resilience, and an aesthetically appealing finish for your roof. Because they stand the test of time, you’ll often see slate roofing systems on elegant historic homes. A slate tile roof system is an ideal option for owners who want to replace their roof once and never have to worry about it again.

Slate shingles can last anywhere from 70 to 200 years

For a roof that will last for generations to come, contact the experts at Rainville-Carlson today.

In our experience, slate roofing offers the following advantages:

Long Lifespan

Slate shingles can last anywhere from 50 to 200 years depending on hardness. Soft slate typically lasts 50 to 125 years while harder slate generally lasts 75 to 200 years. Although upfront cost is significantly higher than other roofing systems, if it’s longevity you want, a slate roof is your best option bar none. Build or replace a roof with slate tiles, and you’ll never have to worry about replacing your roof again. Slate roofs have even been known to outlast the buildings beneath them.


Real Estate Value

When you install a slate roofing system, you are maximizing the real estate value of your building. Buyers love slate roofs because they know they won’t have to worry about replacement anytime in the near future. While you end up paying more money up front, this additional investment can pay off if you ever decide to sell.


Hands-Off Maintenance

Slate tiles require minimal preventative maintenance measures. It’s naturally waterproof and fire resistant. Slate quickly adapts to temperature fluctuations and stands up to heavy wind, rain, and snow. What does this mean for you? You’ll rarely, if ever, have to spend money on significant roof repairs. At worst, a tile or two might break. Even if this happens, repairs are generally quick and simple.


Curb Appeal

In our opinion, slate roofs offer the most aesthetically-appealing roofing option available. The natural differences in stone color garnish your building with an organic, distinguished finish while providing maximum protection for the building below. In an age of repetitive building design, a slate roof offers an excellent opportunity to ensure your building stands out from all of the others.


Why Choose Rainville-Carlson?

We are a leading roofing company in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Because they last so long, slate roofing is one of the most valuable features you can add to increase the value of your building. However, to maximize the lifespan of your slate roof, you need expert installation and high-quality workmanship. Rainville-Carlson has been building roofing solutions since 1927, so we have the breadth and depth of experience to guarantee your new slate roof will last for generations. If you’re ready to explore what a slate roof system might look like for your building, contact our team today.

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