Thursday, August 22, 2013

Slate Roof

I love slate roofs and as old buidlings collapse, there are less and less of them

I recently found an old church next to our recycling center that has a nice slate roof in pristine condition.

Slate and metal roofs are the most practical in harsh climates.  They last forever.

Got slate?


  1. They mine it over in central Virginia along the Slate river of all places.

  2. I wish! They are beautiful. Not too many out here in the desert, our alternative is tile.

  3. slate and metal roofs are my favorites!

  4. As a matter of fact...yes we do! :) Both our house and barn roof are slate, and they do last just about forever!

  5. The house I grew up in had a very old slate roof. We've put metal on where it's practical, and 50 year shingles on the rest.