Slate and Tile Roofing

Slate and tile roofing have unique installation needs that are very different from modern asphalt shingles. Investing in historic roofing is futile without the right tools and methods, correct carpentry repairs, accurate flashing work and reliable ventilation details that will last as long as the roofing material. It doesn’t matter that slate or tile can last over 80 years, if nothing else on the roof does.

Getting the pattern and flashing details right this high up takes concentration.


Tile roofs take careful planning. Nothing goes quickly, and there’s no room to nudge things around.


Sometimes getting access to the slate to make repairs is most of the challenge