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Lightweight Real Slate

The “lightweight” slate alternative to the traditional heavy and expensive slate.

Lightweight real slate makes natural slate a feasible option for roofs which are not able to support the weight of traditionally installed slate. Yes, traditional slate roofs are heavy—and expensive—putting them out of the reach of most middle-market property owners. Until now.

The Roofing Company can make your dream of owning a genuine slate roof a reality. 

The goal of lightweight real slate is the same and in most cases the resulting aesthetics are fairly similar to a traditionally installed slate roof. The long-term performance relies upon the durability of the weakest component in the system, namely the roof underlayment and the material used to interlace between the courses.

On a traditionally installed slate roof, half of each slate is never seen, because it’s tucked under the piece above it. We’ve replaced this wasted slate with a high-tech waterproofing material. With this ingenious design, the lightweight real slate can be installed on almost any roof.

Lightweight real slate is installed by using a butterfly hook method system.  Why use this hooked slate installation?

  • Reduces any slate shedding
  • Allows slate to move slightly as the building moves
  • Each of our hooks are rated for over 850 lbs of ice load PER individual hook
  • Dramatically reduces the installation time and cost

Slate roofs are already very wind resistant but with the butterfly hook, the wind resistance increases greatly and ties the whole roof together.

Please let us know if you any questions or would like additional info about hooked slate installation by calling 757-381-6967 or filling in the form on this page.

Hampton Roads: 757-867-6600

Virginia Beach: 757-867-6600

Richmond: 804-621-7425

The Roofing Company 7-Point Satisfaction Guarantee

   As your Neighborhood Roofing Professional, we promise that we will:

Answer the phone and set an appointment for your Expert ROOF Consultation

Send one of our Factory Trained Roofing Professionals to meet with you and get started on your Custom RoofCo Solution

Visually inspect your entire roof, including the underside from your attic, and show you digital photos of the issues

 Provide a Detailed Written Estimate...

• Explains YOUR Roof Design in easy-to-understand language with imagery

           • Lays out our Custom RoofCo Solution with Options

Properly install your roof according to the Manufacturer’s Specific Instruction to ensure your ROOF has a valid REGISTERED warranty

Clean up your home to a broom clean

Beyond the Roof: We come back annually as a part of our GAF Gold Master Elite Certification

* we accept credit cards and have financing available *