What is the difference between slate roofing and metal roofing?

Slate is a natural stone that is quarried from the earth, which makes it extremely durable and long-lasting—but also expensive. Slate is also heavy, so it’s not ideal for homes in areas with high winds or hurricanes.

In contrast, metal roofs are lighter than slate roofs and easier to install, but they’re not quite as durable over time. Metal roofs can also be prone to rusting if they aren’t properly maintained.