Beautiful, durable slate has been used to build roofs that have lasted for hundreds of years. Slate is naturally fire-resistant and low-maintenance, with a life expectancy of between 75 and 200 years. However, slate installation demands the expertise of an experienced Springfield, VA roofing contractor like Orion Home Improvements LLC. We’ve been successfully installing, maintaining and repairing slate roofs for years. Our slate roofing experts are true craftsmen with the knowledge and experience to provide you with a unique and long-lasting roof.
The Benefits of Slate Roofing
With its unique texture, natural tones and unmatched durability, slate is the perfect combination of practicality and beauty, and will give your home an elegant traditional look.
Modern variations of slate roofing tiles are being made thinner and of lighter weight to achieve the look and feel of slate for a lower cost, and with less complicated installation requirements.
Here are more advantages of a slate roof installed by Orion Home Improvements LLC.
- Superior service life
- High resistance to storm damage and fire
- Impermeable to water, moss and algae growth
- Excellent insulating properties
- Resists chipping, cracking and erosion
- Environmentally friendly
- Available in a wide array of colors
Maintaining and Repairing a Slate Roof
Just as slate roof installation requires special skills, the maintenance, repair and restoration of a slate roof is unique in its demands. Expanding ice can split a slate, and metal flashing can loosen and wear. That’s why it is important to conduct an inspection and maintenance schedule for your slate roof at least once every three years. Orion Home Improvements LLC has the expertise to maintain the beauty and function of your slate roof.