Environmental Benefits of Slate
The National Slate Association lists the following Environmental Benefits of Slate:

  • A slate roof’s longevity alone makes it an environmental plus
  • Slate contributes no detrimental substances to the environment
  • Slate helps keep other roofing materials out of landfills
  • When slate outlasts the building itself, it can be recycled
  • Slate’s density adds to temperature stability of a structure
  • Slate is completely fireproof
  • Can help lower net energy costs
  • Slate is resistant to degradation regardless of climatic conditions