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Slate Roofing: A Worthwhile Investment

Slate roofing tile has a long and storied history. It is one of the highest-quality roofing types and one of the most durable options in the market. Despite its high cost, tricky installation and relative fragility, it’s still a worthwhile investment. In this post, your trusted licensed roofers from Universal Roof & Contracting examine how it adds value to your home.

Slate Roofing: A Worthwhile Investment


Homeowners are quite drawn to slate because of its beauty. No other roofing material on the market has a classier, more celebrated appearance. Homeowners get more choices with its varying sizes and thicknesses. Slate roofing is made from natural stone, giving it a unique, beautiful appearance and making it extremely long lasting. Slate will maintain its distinctive appearance throughout its lifespan.


Slate roofs are built to last and can stay in service for least a century. In fact, 150 years is a reasonable expectation of its longevity if the roof is constructed well. That’s a big plus and a testament to its viability in an industry where many roofing systems are lucky to last 20 or 30 years even with regular roof inspection routines.

Environmental Soundness    

Roofing waste makes up more than 5% of the total debris sent to landfills across the nation every year. The majority of such waste consists of asphalt shingles replaced every 20 to 30 years. This shows the positive environmental impact of slate tile roofs that last 100 years or more.

Fire Resistance

Slate roofing is one of the most fire-resistant roofing options available. Unlike other roofing materials, slate tiles are completely fireproof. That’s a big help in preventing fires caused by fireworks or wildfires, or from adjacent house fires. Is your roof damaged by fire or storm? Ask Universal Roof & Contracting for an emergency storm damage inspection.

Universal Roof & Contracting can install the best slate tile roofing for you. We serve homeowners in Ocoee, FL, and nearby areas. Fill out our contact form to get started.