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Highly Recommended Slate Roofing Experts in Alexandria, Arlington, and Springfield

Highly Recommended Slate Roofing Experts Alexandria, Arlington, and Springfield

Slate roofs are known for their strength and durability, making them a popular choice among homeowners who want to protect their homes. They also add an elegant, timeless look to any structure. As experienced slate roof installers, Gutter Ethics LLC is a reputable roofing contractor in Alexandria, Arlington, and Springfield that understands the importance of correctly installing a slate roof so that it will last for years. We use only high-quality materials, ensuring that your slate roof is properly sealed and secure against the elements.

Our experienced technicians are willing to answer any questions you may have so that you can be sure of your purchase before committing. When you hire us for your slate roof installation project, you can rest assured knowing that it will be done properly and efficiently. With our commitment to excellence and dedication to customer service, we guarantee satisfaction every time. We have also worked on asphalt shingles, cedar, and metal roofs.

Types of Slate Roofs We Install


Natural slate is made from shale or clay, and is quarried from the ground. It has a natural, textured appearance with unique color variations. Natural slate roofs are one of the most durable roofing options available, lasting up to 100 years or more. They are also naturally insulating and can reduce your home’s energy costs.


Synthetic slate is a good choice for those who want the look of natural slate without the hefty price tag or added weight. Synthetic slate provides many of the same benefits as its natural counterpart, such as fire resistance and durability. The biggest downside is that they are not as environmentally friendly; some contain petroleum-based products in their manufacturing.

The Pros and Cons of Slate Roofing

When making your decision about the type of roofing you prefer, there will be pros and cons. It’s best to know what to expect.

Pros of Slate Roofing

  • Beautiful: Slate roofs can provide an aesthetic and historical charm to many homes.
  • Long-lasting: We’ve encountered slate roofs that have been around for over 100 years!
  • Environmentally friendly: Natural slate is a sustainable material that doesn’t contribute much waste at the end of its lifespan

Cons of Slate Roofing

  • Expensive: The biggest drawback of slate is its cost. It’s much more expensive than other types of roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles and wood shakes.
  • Heavyweight: Slate is very heavy, so you may need to reinforce your roof structure in order to support the weight of the material. This can add to the cost and complexity of installation.

Slate Roof FAQs


Are slate roofs expensive to install?

Slate is a premium roofing material and its cost reflects that fact – though it may save you money in the long run due to its longevity. However, slate also comes in a variety of grades and sizes, so there are options that may fit within your budget.

How heavy are slate roofs?

A typical slate roof weighs anywhere from 500-900 pounds per square (100 sq ft).

What is the average lifespan of a slate roof?

A quality slate roof can last up to 100 years or more with proper maintenance and care. The life expectancy of the roof will depend on its installation, climate, and other environmental factors.

How do you maintain a slate roof?

Slate roofs require regular inspection and cleaning to ensure they remain in good condition. The roof should be inspected for signs of wear or damage and any damaged slates should be replaced.
Our team at Gutter Ethics LLC understands that your home is a big investment. That’s why you need to know that you can count on a trusted roofer every time. We don’t take chances when it comes to the safety and protection of your home. Our experienced roofers are all highly trained and knowledgeable in the latest roofing techniques ensuring that all repairs or replacements are completed safely and quickly. We stand by our work and ensure quality results every time. If it’s finally time to upgrade your roof to slate, give us a call today!


Gutter Ethics LLC IconGutter Ethics LLC

7420 Alban Station Boulevard Suite A101, Springfield

4.9 688 reviews

  • Avatar Liz Arteaga ★★★★★
    Gutter Ethics is one of the most responsive and honest companies I have dealt with in a very long time. I called Gutter Ethics for assistance because of the wonderful reviews they received from previous customers and they have not disappointed … More me in the slightest. While the subject of roofing is way out of my comfort zone, Justin and Jon have been extremely patient with me and they have been extremely kind and respectful when explaining my roof repair needs. I am very Grateful and Blessed to have found Gutter Ethics and look forward to working with them on all my future roofing needs!
  • Avatar Christina La Forte ★★★★★
    Gutter Ethics has been awesome! From the first phone call ,even still now. The team has been great communicators and helping every step of the way through the process. I called to have my gutters cleaned meanwhile, in between my appointment … More time ,I had a really bad leak in the roof and I called in the evening expecting to leave a message and I was able to speak with someone. I was reassured not to worry, that they would not only clean the gutters but inspect that leak. I was giving notifications throughout the process and after the job was done I was given all the information I needed about my roof and gutters. They really care. They were professional, thorough, courteous and friendly. I appreciated their services and time. I will remain a customer throughout the year. I highly recommend Gutter Ethics. 👌🏼
  • Avatar Patsy Stanley ★★★★★
    Gutter Ethics is an awesome company. The owner Justin Stanley really impressed me he was very polite and knows what he is doing. He had our roofs replaced with our insurance company through hail damage and because Justin is so knowledgeable … More it went very smoothly. We had two roofs replaced on our two homes with Gutter Ethics. Justin showed up before his crew got started to make sure everything went smoothly. The cleanup was amazing when they left you would never know we just had two roofs replaced. I would recommend Gutter Ethics highly to anyone.
  • Avatar tyler jones ★★★★★
    We've recently had the pleasure of working with Gutter Ethics for some home maintenance needs. Their team has been impressive with their professionalism and respect. They arrive right on schedule, showing a clear respect for our time, … More and were incredibly responsive to all my inquiries and concerns.
    It's difficult to find a company that truly listens and responds with such promptness and courtesy. We highly recommend for anyone in need of reliable and respectful service!

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We’re in this business because we love building trusting, long-term relationships with our clients. Thanks to our meticulous attention to detail and expansive knowledge, we’ve earned a reputation for getting the job done the first time for a fair price. Most importantly, we’re known for responding quickly and going the extra mile. Choose the exterior specialists who take the well-being of your property personally. Give Gutter Ethics LLC a call today for your free inspection!