It is no secret that shale roofs are known since the time of the early Middle Ages. It is no secret that even the roofs of the locks were often shale. But the phrase “shale roof” in the 21st century still sounds strange. Nevertheless, over the past few years, it is slate roofing, despite certain shortcomings and a high price, even compared to premium class roofing materials, that has become more and more popular and prestigious among wealthy people. Added “natural” roof popularity and passion for “eco-houses”. However, the latter is still relevant only for Western Europe.
For those who did not study geology very well at school, but heard something about shale mining, “we inform you that the roof, of course, is not made from oil shale. As a rule, the roof is made of very fire-resistant crystalline schists, which have been used by man as a reliable building material for centuries. Among other advantages of this building material, one can now note only “uniqueness”, but “natural beauty”. Man has already invented lighter, stronger, and more reliable materials. It is difficult to say how quickly another hobby will “fade away”. However, due to the high price, slate roofs will remain only a whim. But if a person can afford such building materials, then it makes sense to buy a good solid oak bed in the bedroom so that the whole house looks 100%.