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Why Slate Roofing?

Slate Roofing by Home Exteriors by Baker, A Division of Baker Roofing Company

Slate roofing tile has a long and storied history, and is generally known as one of the highest quality, longest lasting roofing materials on the market.  Slate roofing tiles are cut from metamorphic rock which is highly durable, making it a perfect roofing material to be split in one direction into sheets of various thicknesses. It is cut and trimmed mostly by hand labor into the required sizes and thicknesses. A slate roof is really a custom-made job and its use gives a character to a building unlike that of any other type roofing.

aesthetic Beauty

Natural slate comes in a wide range of rich colors, varying sizes and thicknesses providing unique appeal to any architectural style.

Weather resistance

Slate roof tiles are natural stone; their hard surface and weight make them ideal for bad weather conditions including high winds, heavy rains, and hail.

Additional value

Slate roofing is a beautiful asset that will undoubtedly add value to any home.


Slate roofing can easy last between 80 and 100 years if properly installed and inspected over its lifetime.

fire resistance

Slate roofs are one of the most naturally fire resistant roofs in existence. This is a major benefit anytime there is a risk of air borne sparks from fireworks, wildfires, or from nearby house fires.

Environmentally friendly

From an environmental standpoint slate is 100% eco-friendly; it is a natural product of the Earth and is completely safe to put back in the ground.