Denver, CO, November 30, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- PetraSlate Tile and Stone recently announced new Vermont slate roofing products that offer the best quality design and longevity available in the roofing market today. Serving distributors and contractors in Denver, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, PetraSlate is bringing natural slate roofing materials from Vermont quarries to Colorado homeowners.
The use of slate for roofing dates back to thirteenth century Europe, where it was the material of choice for some of the world’s most distinguished castles. In 1839, rich slate deposits were discovered in Vermont, and the first barn was covered with the material in 1840 -- and it is still standing today with the same slate roof. Slate quarried in Vermont is unique in that it is the only place in the world where eleven different colors of the highest quality slate available can be found in one vein of stone. These colors range from grays/greens, blacks and purples to the hardest color to quarry - unfading red.
PetraSlate brings slate roofing to builders in Colorado, not only for its color options, but also for its’ quality rating. All roofing slates quarried in Vermont carry the highest rating available, which is an S1 grade. This S1 rating insures that each slate roof will last a minimum of 75-100 years if installed per manufacturer guidelines. Most other roof coverings would need to be replaced 3-4 times within this same time frame. Slate roofing from PetraSlate Tile and Stone will literally last a lifetime. With multiple size, width and textural options, natural slate offers the architect and homeowner countless design options.
Vermont Slate roofing is available in eleven different colors, which are broken down into two main categories. Unfading slates stay true to their name and maintain their color despite exposure to the elements. Essentially this means that the color you purchase is the same product you will see covering your home for years to come. Semi-weathering slates, which slowly turn to buffs and browns over time, have become an increasingly popular choice for both new construction and re-models. Semi-weathering slates have become prevalent in recent architectural designs for both high-end residential and commercial buildings as it gives the building an aged, elegant look that adds to the overall character and ambience of the structure.
Whichever style is chosen, durability and longevity are guaranteed. PetraSlate offers slates that carry either class 3 or class 4 hail ratings, depending on the thickness of the slate purchased. In addition, natural slate is class A fire rated, meaning it will not burn. Coupled with the highest ratings in the industry and the most durable roofing material available on the market today, natural slate roofing is an exceptional roof covering selection.
Whether it is bedecking a famous church or cathedral, or topping a personal residence, PetraSlate’s slate roofing is the choice in roofing material. To see the outstanding quality and look of PetraSlate roofs, visit PetraSlate Tile and Stone at www.petraslate.com.