At Finnell Roofing, LLC, we Specialize in:
Slate Repair * Valleys * Snow Belts
Ridge Caps * Gutter Work
Chimney Flashing: Aluminum, Copper, Steel
About Slate Roofing
Slate is available for todayís homes in many subtle shades, sizes
and varying thickness. Slate has developed itís own style and patterns,
dictated by the material itself the look is always correct. Slate
has remained a roofing standard for centuries and so have some slate
A "Standard" slate roof is composed of slate approximately 3/16"
thick. The pieces are of one uniform standard length and width and
are cut with a square tail (or butt) which is then laid to uniform
If desired, the tail may be cut to a hexagon or diamond pattern
that lends a Gothic appearance to all or part of the roof (if a
turret or steeple has been selected).
The color of Slate is determined by the chemical and mineralogical
composition of the stone being quarried. Since these factors differ
in various localities, it is possible to obtain slate roofing material
in a variety of colors and shades.
All slate will weather to a degree and after time will show a slight
surface difference in the color tones. When the change is minute,
the color is classified as permanent or "unfading". If the final
results are more evident, the colors are classified as "weathering".