Slate Roofing

Classic & Timeless Appeal: Slate Roofing in St. Louis

Professional Slate Roof Contractor in St. Louis

A natural slate roof offers unmatched beauty, durability, and value for homes with historic St. Louis character. Slate has been used as a premium roofing for centuries due to its longevity, elegance, and many benefits.

For over 30 years, American Roofing & Exteriors has been the premier slate roofing company in St. Louis.

Whether you need a new slate roof installation, repairs, replacement, or maintenance, our skilled artisans have the expertise to actualize your vision.

Our slate experts have installed and repaired these specialized roofs throughout the Saint Louis region. We handle every project with care and artistry to create slate roofs of enduring beauty and quality that will stand the test of time.

As a family-owned company, we believe in treating each customer like we want to be treated. You’ll appreciate our rigorous quality standards, attention to detail, and commitment to your complete satisfaction.  Our slate roofing expertise is backed by continuous training on the latest methods and materials.

We don’t just install roofs—we craft distinct works of art that amplify the elegance of your home. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary estimate and personalized recommendation from St. Louis’s premier slate roof experts.

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We take accreditations seriously through extensive training and certifications.

Owens Corning - Platinum Preferred Contractor
Platinum Preferred Contractor
Matt Woods - Genflex Roofing Systems  Certifed Roofing Contractor
Certified Roofing Contractor
EPA - Approved Contractor
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BBB - Rating A+ Since 12-05-2018
A+ Rating Since 06-30-2008

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Why Choose Slate?
Slate offers:

  • Long lifespan – With proper installation and maintenance, natural slate roofs can last over 100 years in the St. Louis climate. The slate itself does not deteriorate quickly.
  • Strength – Slate’s dense mineral composition allows it to withstand hail, falling branches, heavy snow loads and more. Few roofing materials match slate’s strength. 
  • Fire resistance – Slate is non-combustible and considered one of the most fire-safe roofing options. This was especially valued in older cities like St. Louis with dense development. 
  • Architectural beauty – From historic homes to modern designs, slate roofs lend elegance and character to St. Louis architecture. The natural stone colors and textures add great visual appeal.
  • Low maintenance – Compared to other roofing types, slate requires less frequent repairs and maintenance thanks to its durability. Periodic inspections, cleaning and minor repairs preserve the lifespan.
  • Eco-friendly – Slate is a natural material, reusable and recyclable. Good slate removed during roof replacements can be re-installed on other buildings, reducing landfill waste.
New Slate Tile Roof Installation

New Slate Roof Installation

Proper slate roof installation is an art form. For new construction or replacement, our highly trained St. Louis installers have mastered every aspect, from inspection and planning to final walkthroughs. We develop an extensive plan for each roof, covering details like layout, ventilation, flashing, and accessory installation.

During installation, we ensure every slate tile is secured and aligned properly. Flashing and ventilation details are also critical to proper performance. We take great care to create a watertight, enduring slate roof. We understand replacing an entire slate roof is a major investment for St. Louis homeowners.

We help guide clients on when replacement is the right choice. We install new slate tiles to match the architectural style of your home, using premium slate materials that will last far into the future.

Slate Roof Restoration & Repair

Thanks to its durability, quality slate roofs require less frequent repairs than other roofing materials. However, damage can occur after major storms or from fallen tree limbs. We have the experience to properly match and replace damaged, cracked or missing slate shingles.

Our technicians will blend the new shingles seamlessly into your existing roof. We also repair flashings, valleys and gutters using appropriate materials to match your slate roof’s age and style.

We can promptly fix any damaged or missing shingles to prevent costly water damage. Our restorative services can enhance the life and endurance of your existing slate roof.

Our staff performing maintenance on a slate roof tile

Slate Maintenance and Inspections

To get the most out of your slate roof’s longevity, maintenance is crucial. While slate is a low-maintenance roofing option, precautionary inspections are beneficial to ensure your home is safe and can keep your slate roof performing its best. We suggest taking a close look at your roof annually, keeping an eye out for slipped tiles as cracks can occur from unforeseen impacts. Our technicians provide preventative upkeep contracts on St. Louis slate roofs.

Our slate roof maintenance includes:

  • Thorough annual inspections to check for damaged, cracked or missing shingles. We look for any signs of deterioration.
  • Cleaning your St. Louis slate roof to clear away leaves, branches and other debris. We also wash away any buildup of moss, dirt or pollution. Proper cleaning preserves the slate.
  • Resealing joints, ridges and flashings as needed to prevent leaks. We redo any failing sealants.
  • Repairing or replacing any slate tiles or metal components that become worn or damaged. Matching replacement tiles to your existing roof.
  • Adjusting or replacing ridge caps that get loose or damaged. Ensuring proper ridge venting.
  • Inspecting rafters and sheathing for moisture damage or rot. Catching leaks early prevents major damage.

Regular slate roof maintenance reduces your risk of leaks, damage and repairs needed down the road. Our experienced technicians make the process easy for St. Louis homeowners so you can keep your slate roof performing its best for decades to come.
Our reports help document any issues discovered, which is especially helpful for insurance claims.

Why American?  The Go-to Slate Roofing Specialist.

With over three decades of experience and commitment to customer satisfaction, we stand as a leading provider of roof replacement services in St. Louis. Our emphasis on integrity, coupled with a commitment to customer satisfaction, allows us to build solid, long-lasting relationships. Request a free quote and start your journey to a stronger, more beautiful roof.

Your peace of mind is our Priority.

We offer complete insurance and bonding, providing additional protection and ensuring your job site is comprehensively covered. This is part of our commitment to delivering a worry-free roofing experience.

We’re Here When It Matters Most.

Our 24-Hour Emergency Repair Service is always ready to protect your roof during critical moments. You can trust our availability and swift response to safeguard your property, no matter the hour.

Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed.

We back our work with a 5-year written workmanship warranty. Our installations are meticulous, adhering strictly to the manufacturer’s specs. This precision ensures you receive the full warranty benefits.

Understanding Slate Roofing in St. Louis: Frequently Asked Questions

With proper installation and maintenance, a natural slate roof can last over 100 years in the St. Louis climate. The longevity depends on the quality of slate used. 

Slate is very durable, but occasional repairs may be needed to replace cracked, damaged or missing shingles. We recommend inspecting your St. Louis slate roof every 2-3 years.

Slate roofs are more expensive than asphalt or other materials. But they can last generations and add significant value to your St. Louis home. The long lifespan makes them a wise investment for historic or luxury homes.

Most insurers consider slate roofs lower risk because they are fire resistant. This can actually lead to savings on your premiums. Our team can help advise if a slate roof makes sense for your home insurance but a call to your agent would be a good idea.

Slate can crack under significant weight or impact. Only experienced roofers should walk on your slate roof, using special rubber-soled shoes and roof ladders. 

In the St. Louis region, expect to pay $1500-$2800 per roofing square (100 sq. ft) or $15-30 per sq ft. for quality slate roof installation. Many factors like roof size, pitch, current material cost, and accessories impact the overall cost.  The industry is competitive, so ensure you get a detailed estimate to compare one quote to another.  

Slate comes in an array of natural earth tones like grey, brown, red, purple, green and black. The slate color depends on the rock formation it was extracted from.

Synthetic replicates the look but is less proven over decades than real, natural slate. While durable, real slate will last longer. We recommend natural slate for its unsurpassed longevity. If your home cannot support the weight of slate, then synthetic slate is an option we do offer.

If starting your journey from the Gateway Arch, head west on Market Street, where you’ll pass by the historic Old Courthouse. 

Next, make a left turn onto S Broadway. After just two blocks, you’ll be in front of Busch Stadium. Here, make another left onto Spruce Street.

Continue on Spruce Street until you reach the I-55 / I-44 West entrance. Merge onto the interstate and prepare for a straight shot for the next 14 miles.

As you approach Fenton, take exit 275 toward N Hwy Dr/Soccer Park Rd. Once off the interstate, make a left onto Cassens Dr. We’ll see you soon.

Another question?

Contact us with any other questions if you need a dependable slate roofer; you can trust in American to be on time and within budget.

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