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Orlando Slate Roofing Installation Company

Orlando Slate Roofing Installation Company

If you want a roof that turns heads, consider a slate roof. It is resistant to fire and wind, sheds rain and snow easily, and is one of the most beautiful additions you could add to your home. However, slate is not like any other roofing out there. Natural slate is quite heavy and requires expert installation to ensure your home gets the superior protection slate offers.

Red Rhino Roofing is a local Orlando roofing company with knowledge and experience in installing slate roofs for Orlando homes. We’d love to go over the different options available that will complement your home. 

Call us today at (321) 945-2500 to schedule a free consultation where you can learn more about our slate roof services and your installation options.

Types of Slate Roofs We Install


Nothing says lifelong like a well-built slate roof. Because it is a natural rock, slate roofs can be extremely heavy. Before installing a natural slate roof, you need to ensure your home can handle the weight. If your home can’t hold the weight, your home may be able to be retrofitted with the assistance of a structural engineer.


Synthetic slate has the same iconic style as stone slate at a fraction of the cost and weight. Traditional slate has to be built onto a reinforced frame since it can weigh anywhere from 800 to 1500 pounds per square foot. On the other hand, synthetic slate only weighs 273 pounds per square foot. This weight reduction makes it far faster to install.

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

  • Environmentally friendly: Natural slate requires little processing and can be reused or recycled at the end of its service life. It’s longevity also plays a role in helping homeowners reduce their carbon footprint!
  • Fireproof:  Unlike many other roofing materials like asphalt and cedar, slate tiles themselves are completely fireproof, making them the premier fire-resistant option.
  • Low maintenance: Other than keeping it clean and checking for broken or loose tiles, slate roofs don’t require much care!

Cons of Slate Roofing

  • Expensive: There’s no question that a high-end roof will come at a high-end price. While synthetic slates cost less than natural stone, it’s still five times the cost of luxury asphalt shingles.
  • Heavyweight: Traditional stone slate is tough to install because of its weight. This requires special equipment and expert precision from your roofer for proper installation.

Slate Roof FAQs

What is the average lifespan of a slate roof?

A well-installed stone slate roof will last 100 years no problem, while synthetic will probably go for about 50 to 60 years.

Are slate roofs hard to install?

Like tile, traditional stone slate roofs require a very labor-intensive installation and must be nailed onto a roof with careful precision and skill.

How do you maintain a slate roof?

Regular clean and professional check every five to seven years is all that a slate roof needs to last 100 years.

Ready for a new roof? You can trust that we’ll take the time to listen to your needs and make honest recommendations that will be the most beneficial to your residential or commercial property. Give us a call today to discuss your slate roofing options!

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552 Holbrook Circle, Lake Mary

4.8 41 reviews

  • Avatar dalya abady ★★★★★ in the last week
    This company is one of the best companies and actually it is the best for me. Their prices are affordable and take care of their customers. They are always on time and finish the work fast and professionally. I hired them to install a new … More roof to my house and everything was done in two days. Mr. Mark and Ive are very kind and helpful. They answer my calls every time I call or send a message. They would help you with doing wind mitigation papers professionally. I totally recommend them for anyone looking to install or repair his/her roof in affordable and professional way.
  • Avatar Chip Thompson ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Mark and Franco are very professional and did a great job re-roofing my entire house. I would definitely recommend them.
  • Avatar All Wilkerson ★★★★★ a year ago
    Mark's company Red Rhino Roofing put a metal roof on our home and we couldn't be more pleased. Mark had a couple of different crews out: one to tear off the old shingles, prep the decking, and install underlayment; and another … More to install the metal. This is not uncommon in the roofing industry as different team members have different skill sets. Mark's foreman was on site everyday to oversee everything. With any issues that came up, Mark and Franco, his foreman, were very responsive and made sure everything was done according to code. You never really know the quality of work a company will perform until they start, but we were pleasantly surprised. They cleaned up after themselves thoroughly from the gutters out to the street leaving hardly any debris. It is hard to find anyone in the home service business that keeps their word. Mark kept his and we appreciated that. Now, our home is cooler, the electric bill is lower, and our insurance rates are reduced. Selecting a metal roof through Red Rhino was one of the best decisions we have made for our home.
  • Avatar Anita Black ★★★★★ a year ago
    My home had a new roof installed recently and I am very pleased with the work. The team was very professional, clean and responsive. Mark explained what to expect and followed up afterwards. Done in a day and half. Would recommend Red … More Rhino Roofing to others.
  • Avatar Elite Used Tires ★★★★★ a year ago
    Very happy with our two roof replacements. They were done quickly and over the weekend. They did everything they said they would! The price was competitive and Mark took good care of us. Would recommend again!
  • Avatar Garry Abare ★★★★★ a year ago
    Mark's crew did several different jobs at my home, with the main service being a replacement of my wooden soffit and fascia with vinyl. Looks fantastic! I've had several compliments from my neighbors on the new appearance. I would … More highly recommend them if you need to have this work done on your home.
  • Avatar Terry Turner ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Timely and professional. Replaced entire roof in one day.
  • Avatar Evan Shelley ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Did a great job on a roof for my investment property! Quick and high quality.
  • Avatar Nisrine Merzouki ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Fast, efficient roof service at a great price. Thank you!
  • Avatar Dijonay Brown ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Customer service was excellent. Mark and Joe was easy to reach , they visited the job site.They were prompt the job was done in two days.

Hire a Roofing Company You Can Trust

Your roof makes up 40% of your home's visible exterior, so when it comes to your home making a statement, you want a roof that is made with quality materials and trustworthy hands. If you have any questions about your next roofing project or are considering upgrading your home with a new roof, our team is ready to guide you through the entire process, step-by-step.

By partnering up with Red Rhino Roofing, you are guaranteed a highly professional staff, competitive pricing, and a fantastic roofing job. We want you to feel excited and proud of the roof over your head. Call us for your roof evaluation today and experience the Red Rhino Difference.