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Slate Roof Costs & Prices

Slate roof costs are the highest in the industry, ranging in price from $15 to $35 plus per square foot fully installed. Slate roofs are usually reserved for historic or very high end homes due to the considerable cost that goes into reroofing with slate tiles. While slate roofing is very pricey, it also offers amazing longevity that can actually make it one of the best long term values - if you can get past the initial price tag.

-- Price Range: $15 to $35 psf installed --


Cost Of The Slate Tiles

There are several options, sizes and thicknesses for slate tiles that all price out differently. In general, the longer and/or thicker the tiles, the more expensive the cost (and usually the longer the expected and warranted life span of the tile). Here are some general material price ranges for slate roof tiles.

S-3 Tiles: $10 to $15 psf

S-2 Tiles: $15 to $20 psf

S-1 Tiles: $20 to $25 psf


Cost For The Installation

The cost for the installation of slate tiles will range anywhere from $5 to $10 per square foot. There are several important reasons why the install price is higher for slate than other materials, including metal roofs. Principal among these is that slate roofing projects require considerable skill and knowledge - a requirement that consumers have to pay for.


Lower End Slate Roofs

Lower end slate roofing projects using a thinner, smaller tile and not requiring a very complex installation will range in price from $15 to $22 per square foot fully installed. See out slate roof calculator for additinal pricing information.

-- Price Range: $15 to $22 psf fully installed --


Mid Range Slate Roofs

Mid range slate roofing projects using a medium size and thickness slate tile and requiring some customization on the install will range in price from $22 to $28 per square foot fully installed.

-- Price Range: $22 to $28 psf fully installed --


High End Slate Roofs

High end slate roofing projects using a large size and thickness slate tile and requiring considerable customization on the installation will range in price from $28 to $35 per square foot fully installed.

-- Price Range: $28 to $35 psf fully installed --