Our Slate Mini-Gallery
A quick overview of our slate roofing jobs in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.
Slate Roofing Options
Martin Leska Is certified Slate Roof Installer in Europe with Richter Pizzaras. We are also member of National Slate Association.
Slate roof installation, repair and restoration is one of our specialties. Please view our Gallery of projects bellow and decide for yourself.
Types of Slate Roofs we Install :
1. Traditional Double Overlap Slate Roofs
The original slate roof: double overlap is what people think of when they imagine slate roofs. However, it's not always the best choice for modern houses; it's heavy. Most homes are only designed for shingles, and double overlap slate is likely to be too much weight.
Notice that in the image to the left, the top of each slate is overlapped twice, hence the name "double overlap".
2. European Single slate overlap including Schuppe style
Schuppe style slate, along with a couple other european styles, are not used widely in the US, but it's a clever way to get a single overlap system without using the modern hanging systems. The image to the left shows a left-trending system; Schuppe style can also be done with right-trending slates.
3. Nu-Lok Approved installer
Nu-Lok is a modern slate system that makes a few improvements to the traditional systems. It's entirely walkable, meaning that, unlike traditional syles, bodyweight on a tile will not crack it. Also, Nu-Lok is installed on a counterbatten system that allow ventilation below your roof. The air flow below the roof will let the hot air escape before it heats up your home.
4. TruSlate Certified Installer.
This system makes repairs a breeze! Relying on spring-tempered hooks hanging from battens, TruSlate will have much fewer penetrations than a standard roof, adding another line of defense from the elements. Like Nu-Lok, it's a single overlap system, so it can be used on roofs that are designed for shingles.
5. Synthetic Slate Roofs (Local distributor and Installer)
Synthetic slate is a lightweight and cost-effective alternative to quarried slates. It's lifespan is not as long as a real slate roof's would be, but synthetic slate still out-preforms an asphalt roof or cedar shake roof. For synthetic slate roofs, we use DaVinci.
There are links bellow "Our project gallery" with more details like pictures, colors, system specifications.... etc.