A slate roof is a roof made from slate, a type of metamorphic rock which is highly durable, making it very suitable for roofing. It is most common to see slate roofs in regions where slate is naturally abundant, although slate shingles can also be shipped to other regions of the world. Slate is very close-grained, and it cleaves readily into thin tiles which can be used for roofing, flooring, and other applications. This rock is typically dark in tone, varying from gray to bluish to greenish, and when it is applied properly by a professional slater, a slate roof can last for years. The roof will also be very water-resistant, and it will be able to withstand heavy accumulations of snow.
A Sbardella Slate roof can increase the resale value of a structure, because a slate roof is viewed as a luxurious amenity, and once the roof is installed, it will need less maintenance than other roofing types.