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Slate Benefits

A Slate Roof is Distinctive and Practical

The intrinsic beauty of slate will enhance schools, churches, universities, homes, commercial and government buildings.
Some of slate’s greatest advantages include:

  • Slate is natural stone — it is more durable than any man-made material
  • It is fireproof — completely non-combustible
  • It is waterproof because of its high density. It will not absorb water.
  • The investment in slate is permanent and therefore enhances building value
  • Lowers net energy costs because of its insulating capability and reflectiveness (due to Vermont slate’s high mica content)
  • Requires little or no maintenance
  • Resists climatic/seasonal change
  • Impervious to fungus and mold

The natural color and texture of slate creates a unique and beautiful roof.
It is likely to enhance the appearance of any home or building.  Greenstone slate is available in a variety of . . .

  • Colors
  • Thicknesses
  • Surface textures
  • Roof textures

Applications for a Slate Roof

Greenstone Slate Company’s Vermont roofing slate is can be used on any permanent structure including:

  • Residences
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Universities
  • Commercial buildings
  • Government buildings


Greenstone Slate is a particularly cost effective for public buildings when the long term investment is considered. In can be installed to accommodate complex and intricate curves and angles in building design. We provide documentation of installation techniques developed over many years of experience.

A variety of materials and accessories are available that are appropriate to match the long life expectancy of slate — we advise on the best choices for a given installation.

We can also accommodate any type of unique order for slate for flooring, flagstone and other applications.


Its long life and durability makes a Greenstone Slate roof cost effective

Slate is simply unmatched as a roofing material for its longevity.
When the 100 year+ life of a slate roof is considered, the value of the investment in slate becomes clear . . .

In addition:

  • Slate requires little or no maintenance.
  • Slate keeps its natural, distinctive appearance regardless of age.
  • Greenstone Slate® has a 100 year warranty .
  • Enhances the value of the building or residence.
  • Contributes to the energy efficiency of the structure through it density, reflectivenss (due to Vermont slate’s high mica content), and when installed using the Nu-lok roofing system the roof self-ventilates.
  • Can be upgraded with integrated photovoltaic solar panels (Nu-lok slate roof installations). - Natural and Synthetic Slate Roofing located at 414 Mercantile Ct , Wheeling Illinois, USA . Reviewed by 68 customers rated: 5 / 5