Slate

Protect Your Home With a Long-Lasting Slate Roof

  • Experienced Roofing Contractors: Just Roofing owner Stewart Miller has been honing his residential roofing skills for more than 40 years!
  • Comprehensive Services: We install durable, high-end slate shingles and offer maintenance and repair services to keep them looking great.
  • 5-Star Reviews: We take pride in our work and strive to leave our customers happy – and it shows in our reviews!
  • Thorough Clean Up: We're professionals who leave your property cleaner than we found it.

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Are you a homeowner or business owner in the Hampton Roads area in need of a new roof? Slate roofing is a beautiful, durable solution with a lifespan that surpasses all other roofing materials.

Slate roofing is known for its:

  • Longevity: Slate roofing outstrips every other type of modern roofing material in terms of lifespan, outlasting cedar roof shingles, asphalt, clay tiles, and even metal. On average, slate roofs are expected to last up to 100 years or longer.
  • Versatility: Slate roofing tiles are incredibly versatile. Slate is one of the few roofing materials that can be found on almost any kind of building, including homes, churches, government buildings, historic buildings, universities, farms, and businesses around the world.
  • Beauty: Aesthetically stunning, distinctive, and crafted from some of the finest materials, slate roofing is widely considered the most dignified and luxurious roofing. It is available in a wide range of color options, styles, thickness, and sizes to blend seamlessly with any architectural style.

At Just Roofing, our full range of roof contracting services includes slate roof repair and expert slate roof installation with the highest quality materials available for your Virginia home or business. Get a fair estimate on a beautiful new slate roof installation today!

The Enduring Appeal of Slate Roofing

Slate roofing has been a part of American architecture since the 1600s when it was used throughout the American colonies. It was recommended by officials for use in 17th-century city architecture due to its naturally fireproof construction.

Although slate’s popularity fell temporarily when asphalt first became available at a lower cost, its superior durability has led to an increase in its desirability for modern construction. Here are a few more reasons to love slate roofing:

 

Waterproof

Slate has a water absorption rate of less than 0.4%, making it naturally waterproof. This low rate of water absorption means slate is highly resistant to damage from snow, frost, and freeze/thaw cycles.

Fireproof

As a natural sedimentary rock, slate roofing is completely non-combustible and resistant to heat, protecting your home in case of a fire.

Energy-Efficient

As a highly dense material, slate roofing helps to reduce the transfer of heat between your home’s interior and exterior. This adds up to lower energy costs, helps to maintain a home’s comfort levels, and reduces a home’s environmental footprint as well.

Eco-Friendly

Besides reducing your home’s energy usage, slate roofing reduces your home’s environmental roof in other ways as well. As a natural material, slate is free of toxic substances. Because it lasts longer, you’ll contribute less roofing waste than with other roofing materials, which make up as much as 5% of landfill waste. And when it finally needs to be replaced, slate is completely recyclable.

Types of Slate Shingles

Slate is derived from a crystalline sedimentary rock that is typically mined in quarries. The composition of slate includes micas or clay minerals depending on the pressure and heat it’s subjected to during its formation. The beauty of slate is enhanced by its unique layering and mineral composition, which can include quartz, pyrite, hematite, and more.

At Just Roofing, we recommend slate shingles from these top-quality manufacturers:

Call Our Expert Hampton Slate Roofing Contractors

If you’re looking for a roofing material that offers superior protection and timeless style for your Hampton home while requiring next to no maintenance, contact Just Roofing! Our slate roofing specialists combine slate installation expertise, professional care, and excellent customer service for beautiful slate installation to last a lifetime. Contact us to get your free estimate today!

 

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