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Learn more about the cost of slate roof installation with the question and answer set below.

Question: How much does it cost to install a slate roof?

Answer: On average, the cost of installing a slate roof is $720-1275 per square. A square is the amount of material needed to cover approximately 100 square feet of surface. If you are on a budget, you can save money by installing a synthetic (or composite) slate roof.

Q: Who can install a slate roof?

A: A roofing contractor that specializes in slate roofs should install the slate roof. Slate roof installation requires a special set of skills and tools that not all roofers have. In some cases, it may be necessary to hire a stonemason to install the roof. Make sure to ask the contractor for references from past clients.

Q: How long does it take to install?

A: According to our Pros, it takes approximately 7 to 10 days to install a 2,000 square foot slate roof. However, extremely steep roofs may require a longer timeline.

Q: What are the pros of installing a slate roof?

A: Slate roofs are durable, long-lasting, fire-resistant, and low-maintenance.

Q: What are the cons of installing a slate roof?

A: Slate roof installation can be very expensive. Although slate tiles require very little maintenance, they are brittle and can be easily damaged by foot traffic and freezing temperature.

Q: What are the differences between natural slate and synthetic slate roofing?

A: Synthetic slate is a more affordable alternative to natural slate roofing. If you're looking to find out more about the pros and cons of both types, we have all of the information you need in the article below.

Related: Natural vs. Synthetic Slate Roofing

Q: Where does slate come from?

A: While some slate tiles are shipped from overseas, most come from quarries on the east coast of the United States. The majority of these slates come from places in Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and New York.

Q: What color slate tiles are available?

A: Slate tiles come in many different colors, including gray, black, blue, green, purple, and red.

Q: Where can I find a slate roof installer?

A: Right here! Free Quotes from Roofing Contractors

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