maintain, and costs less than just about any other serious roof when the life of the roof is taken into consideration.
Although there are many myths and misconceptions about
installing slate roofs, there’s really nothing mysterious
about building a roof of stone. The stone is dug or quarried
from the earth, brought to the surface, then hand split with a hammer and chisel into thin sheets about a quarter of an
inch thick. These slate shingles are then trimmed into particular shapes, usually punched for nail holes and are
then ready to be installed on a roof. They typically come from American quarries already trimmed and punched, so the
roof installer only needs to know how to put them on the roof.