Slate roofing tile is made of 100% natural stone and is prized for its beauty, durability, and longevity. If you are considering replacing the roof on your Naples, FL home or are purchasing a roof for new construction, we encourage you to explore the services of Dickson Roofing.
Dickson Roofing has been providing premium quality, professional roof installation and roof repair services in the Collier and Lee County area for more than 30 years.
We work closely with clients to satisfy their residential and commercial roofing needs by installing long-lasting roofs that withstand regular exposure to the Florida climate, such as saltwater, wind, sun and heat, and keeping them well-maintained.
We specialize in the very best materials, including:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Slate Roofing
Many customers overlook slate because they are not familiar with its value and capabilities. By answering some of your questions, the Dickson Roofing team hopes to help you decide if slate is right for your roof.
Are there different style and color options for slate roofing?
Slate roofing styles include the standard pattern style (with all slates having a uniform length and width), the random width style (uniform length and random widths), the staggered butt style (mixed lengths and random widths), and the ragged butt style (mixed lengths with random or uniform widths).
The texture of the slate tiles can range from very smooth to rough and rustic, and the colors range from muted to vibrant colors that will match any architectural style and exterior color palette. Grays, blue-grays and blacks are the most popular colors, but there are also greens, purples and reds.
What are the benefits of slate roofing?
- No roofing material has a more celebrated appearance
- Extremely fire resistant
- Holds up under extreme wind conditions
- Extremely durable
- Very dense and does not absorb water
- Impervious to mold, mildew and insects
- Available in a wide variety of colors and shapes and sizes
- Can easily last a century and usually much longer
- Requires very minimal maintenance
What is the lifespan of a slate roof?
Slate is a fine-grained rock that is millions of years old and can easily be split into thin slabs. Incredibly durable, it can last 50 to 100 years, even with little or no maintenance.
Although slate is known as the world’s most longest lasting and trouble-free roofing material, not all slate is the same. As with many building materials, its reputation has been damaged in recent years by an influx of poor-quality foreign imports. High quality slate will not change color, fade or deteriorate over time, so be sure to question your slate roofing contractor about it. Dickson Roofing installs only S-1 grade slate (the finest grade).
If you are in the process of deciding on a new or replacement roof for your home in Naples, FL, look no further than Dickson Roofing for our slate tile roofing services. Get in touch with us today at (239) 514-1100 to explore our capabilities.