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Slate & Tile Roofing

Summit Construction Group is proud to offer and install Natural Slate & Tile roofing systems. There are many different colors, and styles available, as well as installation methods unique to each model line.

Slate

When it comes to the highest quality and most expensive material available for roofing, Slate roofs are at the top of the list. A traditional roofing material for a true luxury property, the reason most people choose slate is for the appearance and extremely long lifespan. Also commonly used on older historic buildings.

There are many types of slate, with many looks and numerous ways it can be installed. Modern day slate packages will consist of lighter weight slate or small pieces that interlock to provide moisture resistance and cut down on weight load without having to use the longer long slate tiles of old but still maintaining the same visible exposure. Most commonly nailed in with two nails per shingle through pre cut nailing holes or sometimes hung on hangers. Properly installed and well cared for slate roofing can last 75-100 years and longer!

Advantages of Slate Roofing systems

  • Amazing appearance

  • Incredibly durable

  • Fireproof

  • Higher impact resistance

  • Wind resistant

  • Environmentally friendly, natural product not produced using chemicals

  • Energy efficient  

  • Low long term Cost and maintenance 

Disadvantages

  • Very heavy, sometimes decking needs additional support

  • Not easy to match slate tiles for small repairs 

  • Can be damaged by walking on it if not careful 

  • Very expensive

Vermont Slate Company is a commonly used slate supplier: Click here to go to Vermont Slate’s website.

Tile Roofing

Tile is another type of roofing material that is at the top of the list when it comes to looks and cost. A tried and true system with a very upscale and definitive characteristic that provides maximum curb appeal.
The most prominent and also the primary manufacturer we use for tile roofing is Ludowici. Based in Lexington, Ohio they produce a wide array of clay roofing tile products for not just the entire country but for the entire world! There are many styles and options such as numerous half barrel profiles as well as shake look and slate look clay tiles.

Advantages

  • Stunning appearance

  • Unique style that looks like nothing else

  • Very customizable in terms of tile colors and blends 

  • Stunning appearance

  • Incredibly durable

  • Fireproof

  • Higher impact resistance than asphalt shingles 

  • Wind resistant

  • Environmentally friendly, natural product not produced using pollutants  

  • Low long term Cost and maintenance 

  • Energy efficient

  • Recyclable 

Disadvantages

  • Heavy, sometimes decking need additional support

  • Can be damaged by walking on it if not careful 

  • Very expensive to install and repair 

Click here to go to Ludowici’s website.

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