Slate is a beautiful choice for your home and is something that Canada Specialty Roofing and Siding is well known for throughout the industry. We have one of the best slate installation teams across Canada with superior experience and knowledge of the slate roofing industry. We pride ourselves on our slate work and this surely shows on our various completed projects throughout Ontario.

Slate is composed of slivers of rock, giving the roof a very natural and elegant feel. It comes in a variety of sizes as well as colours although the colour availability is limited to colours found in nature. Slate can also be laid out in a range of different patterns allowing you to customize your roof.

Slate is one of the best, if not the best roofing material available today. It is extremely durable and nearly indestructible consequentially giving the roof its longevity. A slate roof will last anywhere from 75 – 150 years which results in it never having to be replaced in your lifetime. This is the longest lifespan of any roofing material. Slate is also invulnerable to rot and insects because it is made of rock and also offers excellent fire protection to your home. With Ontario’s extreme winter weather conditions it is important to know your roof will withstand the weather. Slate has an extremely low water absorption index of 0.4% resulting in its resistance to frost damage and breakage as a result of freezing.

Although slate has an expensive initial installation cost, installing a slate roof may increase the resale value of your home as it is seen as a luxury item and requires far less continual maintenance than other roofing materials.


  • Extremely long life span (75 – 150 years)
  • Durable and nearly indestructible
  • Low maintenance
  • Rot and insect resistant
  • Cold weather compatible
  • fireproof
  • Elegant, natural appearance
  • Customizable – various colours, sizes and patterns
  • Increases home resale value