Slate Roofs & Simulated Slate Roofs: Installation, Repair & Replacement

Shanco: Your Roofing Expert in Maryland, Washington, DC & Virginia

If you’re looking for a roof that’s durable, resistant to fire, rotting and insect damage and is just plain beautiful, a slate roof is ideal for you! Maybe you already have a slate roof but it hasn’t been properly maintained or needs to be repaired; if so, we can get it looking like new again. Slate is the most elegant and long-lasting roofing material on the market, so installing a slate roof is beneficial both aesthetically and financially.

Slate Roof Installation

Although you may not think it, slate roofs are more durable than metal without requiring a lot of maintenance. Nothing can endure the test of time better than natural slate, and if you ask any roofing professional (or even any flooring professional), they’ll tell you slate is one of the most ideal materials for outdoor use.

This is true for a number of reasons, and a slate roof is ideal due to its:

  • Extremely high durability
  • Resistance to rotting and insect damage
  • Ease of maintenance (slate roofs require virtually no maintenance!)
  • Protection against fire
  • Environmentally friendly characteristics (slate roofs don’t require any chemicals to be maintained)
  • Selection of different colors (you have the flexibility to choose one that best complements your home)
  • Waterproof characteristics (this is beneficial in areas where it often rains and snows)
  • Ease of repair (compared to other roofing materials, slate is relatively easy to repair)

If you value beauty and limited maintenance when it comes to roofing, consider installing a slate roof!

Slate Roof Repair & Replacement

Are you in need of quality slate roof repair? We are a one-stop shop for any slate roof repair needs you have! A whole roof replacement isn’t always necessary – in fact, most of the time it’s possible to get a repair if you hire a professional roofing company. For example, if there are damaged or missing slates, a simple roof repair will suffice. Although slate roof repair is easier compared to some other types of roofing, for the best outcome, it’s wise to hire a professional roofing company. We’ve seen cases where homeowners have tried to repair their slate roof and made the situation worse! With the proper repair, though, your slate roof can continue to endure severe weather and wear and tear and remain beautiful!

A repair, while certainly less costly, is not always the best decision. There will come a time when you need a slate roof replacement, and a professional roofing company can come inspect your roof and let you know if a roof replacement is necessary. Slate lasts an incredibly long time, but eventually it will reach the end of its life, and you’ll need a new slate roof. Also keep in mind that if approximately 30% of the slates on your roof need to be replaced, it may be financially wiser to opt for a whole roof replacement.

Simulated Slate Roof Services

If you want the elegant look of slate at more affordable rates, consider simulated slate roof services. Simulated slate is a much lighter material and installation is faster. However, it is not environmentally friendly and chemical free like natural slate. Other than that, simulated slate roofs are very similar to natural slate roofs and will provide a beautiful look to your home!

Luxury has never been more affordable with slate roof and simulated slate roof services from Shanco Companies in the Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia area! Whether you’re seeking quality slate roof repair or whole slate roof replacement – or are building a new home and need slate roof installation, call the experts at Shanco Companies today!

Our Service Area

Maryland: Ashton, Aspen Hill, Barnesville, Beallsville, Beltsville, Bethesda, Boyds, Brookeville, Burtonsville, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Clarksville, Columbia, Damascus, Darnestown, Derwood, Dickerson, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Gaithersburg, Garrett Park, Germantown, Glen Echo, Kensington, Laytonsville, Montgomery Village, Mt. Airy, North Bethesda, North Potomac, Olney, Poolesville, Potomac, Rockville, Sandy Spring, Silver Spring, Spencerville, Takoma Park, Urbana, Washington Grove, West Bethesda, Wheaton, and the surrounding areas

Virginia: Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Clarendon, Fairfax, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, McLean, Reston, Tysons Corner and the surrounding areas

Washington, DC



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