Vermont Roofing Slate

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Posted by: from Canada
12/30/2020 at 11:51:07 PM

My house was a gift from my grandmother. It's a beautiful 1900 victorian style house. I saw the leak in the past 30 years near the roof where the chimney is situated. So I was thinking of replacing the slate with Vermont roofing. Whenever I've seen this roof tile on other houses, I always wanted to have the same kind for my home. But I'm not sure about the slate roof longevity? Please feel free to suggest.

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Date/Time1/2/2021 at 3:33:12 PM

Hi There,

To answer your question about the longevity of the slate, it will last up to and sometimes longer then 100yrs. This also depends on the installation process. Slate/ copper roofs are the longest lasting roofs.

I hope this helps you out.

Thank you,


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Jeff from Aimed Group Inc. in Toronto
Date/Time1/2/2021 at 6:52:54 PM

Slate roofs are among the longest lasting roofs for any structure. Typically you can find slate roofs that are 100+ years old if they are properly maintained and installed. This longevity come with a very high material and installation cost. However there have been some great new products developed in the last 5-10 years that simulate the look beautifully.

Jeff Callahan

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