Genuine slate roofs are extremely durable, yet elegant and iconic, as illustrated by the many historic homes and buildings in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland, with their original slate roof in tact.
Unlike synthetic slate roof tiles, genuine slate roof tiles are made from fine-grained rock, and cut into uniform sections, which increase their durability and natural beauty. They are environmentally friendly, and do not stain like many synthetic materials. Genuine slate roofs are available in a number of vibrant and muted colors and hues, such as reds, grays, blacks, purples and mottled, solid and variegated greens. Slate roofing adds distinction and refinement to any home.
As slate roofs age, they become more fragile. Extreme caution must be exercised when servicing a slate roof to prevent inadvertent damage. Only contractors with extensive experience with slate roofing should perform maintenance and repairs. Maintenance for genuine slate roofs involves moss and algae control, as well as replacing broken or missing slate tiles as needed.
Installing and servicing genuine slate roofs require the experience and patience of genuine roofing professionals. Exterior Medics is proud to be among only 3% of roofing contractors to have achieved the distinction of GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor, and we’re a DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor Program member.