Slate Roofing

When it comes to roofing systems in Memphis, Germantown, Lakeland, and surrounding areas, slate is in big demand. Slate can come with some challenges for roofing contractors in Memphis. Slate is an extremely heavy roofing system. Before you get too deep looking have your Memphis roofer check to make sure your home roof can withstand the extra weight your roof is going to have sitting on it. Any slate product is going to be much heavier than a standard asphalt shingle product. Keep in mind the more colors you pick will drive the price of the roofing material up. Natural quarried slate has proven itself for centuries as a serviceable, waterproof roof covering. Depending on the quality of the stone (for the differences contact your Beacon slate expert to find out more), slate roofs may last from dozens to hundreds of years. Their longevity, however, is not their only quality. Slate roofing is made of natural stone quarried from the Northeast United States, Canada, Virginia, Wales, Spain, China, South Africa, and other parts of the world. They are simple and beautiful roofing systems available in a variety of colors and textures, allowing designers to customize virtually every installation. When slate roof tiles need to be replaced, they can be discarded as clean landfills or in some cases recycled and used for roofing again. Slate roofs, while one of the most expensive roofing systems “upfront”, are arguably one of the least expensive money can buy when the entire life of the roof system is taken into account.


Benefits of Slate Roofing

  • Available in an endless variety of dimensional sizes and thicknesses
  • Available in dozens of naturally-occurring colors
  • Colors and sizes may be blended to achieve stunning architectural results
  • Low maintenance (naturally resistant to algae and moss)
  • Water repellent
  • Standard weight tiles available as a replacement for conventional materials
  • Extremely durable and very long-lasting
  • Fireproof
  • Highly resistant to wind and hail
  • Low life-cycle cost