History of Slate Roofs in Ohio


At Hazlett Roofing & Restoration, we offer a wide variety of roofing styles in Ohio. One of our favorites, however, is the timeless slate roof. Slate brings an elegance to a roof that simply cannot be matched. In Ohio, there are still quite a large number of homes that were built back in the early 1900’s and still have slate roofs. So, we commonly work on repairing or restoring these historic slate roofs. The final look after we’re done makes all the hard work worth it! So, since we’re very experienced in repairing and restoring slate roofs, we felt that it is important to share some history related to slate roofs in Ohio with our clients.

Get to Know the Slate Roof

Back in the 13th century, slate roofs were introduced as an effective roof material to protect one’s home from Mother Nature. During the 1800’s and early 1900’s slate roofing was the most popular roofing material to use on residential homes in Ohio and beyond. After WWII, construction contractors began reducing their use of slate roofs because asphalt roofing was introduced. Asphalt roofing was not nearly as beautiful as slate roofing, but it was a lot less expensive, which is why asphalt roofing became so popular. Now when our team at Hazlett Roofing & Restoration, gets the call to repair or restore a slate roof in Ohio, we jump at the opportunity.

Reasons People Choose Slate Roofs

As we’ve already mentioned, a slate roof is gorgeous and instantly boosts the curb appeal of your home. There’s a reason why slate roofing is considered one of the most beautiful roofing styles in Ohio, as well as around the rest of the country. These roofs come in a wide variety of colors, sizes and even thicknesses. In addition to their appearance, homeowners love slate roofs because of their life expectancy. A properly installed slate roof can last more than a century, which can’t be said for an asphalt roof. Last, but certainly not least, slate roofs are fire proof, which was very appealing to homeowners during the 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Professional Slate Roof Repairs

At Hazlett Roofing & Renovation Ltd., we don’t shy away from slate roof repairs like so many other roofing professionals in Ohio tend to do. Whether your slate repairs are big or small, we’ve got you covered. We can help with all types of slate roof repairs such as weakening flashing or any large storm damaged areas that may have developed recently. These slate roofs that are still around Ohio need professional care where attention to detail is a priority. At Hazlett Roofing & Restoration, we believe in quality over quantity. We’ll take the necessary time needed to repair your slate roof so that other repairs aren’t needed in the future. We’ll repair your slate roof back to its original look to ensure you get the final result that you’ve been aiming for.

So, if you’ve recently purchased an older home in Ohio with a slate roof, don’t be intimidated. You can count on our team at Hazlett Roofing & Restoration, for your slate roof repair or restoration needs. To learn more about the history of slate roofs in Ohio or how we can help repair your existing slate roof, email s-hazlett@sbcglobal.net or call us at one of the following numbers:

  • Cleveland: (216) 246-8004
  • Akron: (330) 773-1018