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Three Types Of Slate Roofing

If you have ever seen a European castle or church, you’ve seen a slate roof. Slate Roofing Systems are known for their European roots and longstanding influence in culture, government, arts and religion. Slate roofing systems have been utilized in architecture since the 14th century. There are still slate-covered structures in the hills of Spain dating back to the times of the Romans. Needless to say, slate has stood the test of time and is still one of the most popular options for a roofing system today.

Buckingham Slate Roofing System

Slate We Offer

Perimeter Roofing offers three Slate Roofing Options: Buckingham, Vermont, and Spanish slate. Buckingham slate, popular in Central Virginia, is harvested in Arvonia, Virginia. Our colorful Vermont slate is harvested from the Vermont Slate Valley. And, our Spanish slate is quarried in Spain which, by the way, is the largest producer of slate in the entire world with almost 100x more volume than the rest of the world.

Buckingham and Spanish Slate

In the late 1700’s, a deposit of natural slate was discovered northeast of Lynchburg and has served as a quarry for slate around the world. This Buckingham slate is black with dark blue hues. We grouped Spanish slate with Buckingham because although they are quarried across the globe from one another, they are very similar in style and color. If you are interested in a traditional Buckingham style, Spanish slate could be a more cost affordable option. The video below showcases our Spanish Unfading Black slate. View all the color options here.

Vermont Slate

The Vermont Slate Valley is sought after all over the world due to its unique color palette. The U.S. Pentagon, for example, showcases a green Vermont slate. The picture below highlights the color variance available in Vermont slate quarries. This heather blend is a popular, beautiful option. Fill out this form for a free estimate. View all the color options here.

Vermont Slate

What's the cost?

A slate roofing system will last over a 100 years, reduce your utility bill and requires little to no maintenance. You can expect a heavier price tag upfront than metal or asphalt shingles. For example, Vermont slate can cost up to 3x more than Standing Seam Metal. Standing Seam can cost up to 2x more than Asphalt Shingles. Please keep in mind that pricing depends on your roof cut, roof pi