Natural slate Samaca
Natural slate Samaca - the history of shale quarries
Natural slate has been used for centuries as a reliable and durable roofing material. The waterproofness of a shale-covered roof is achieved thanks to the high qualifications of roofers, who have honed their skills for centuries and passed their knowledge from generation to generation; in some countries, this way whole generations and dynasties of roofing masters were formed.
Slate is a fire-resistant, non-porous and environmentally friendly stone with many natural features that make it one of the most valuable building materials on the construction market. In Europe, most slate roofs have a lifespan of more than 100 years, and in England there are slate roofs over 200 years old and they are still in excellent condition, only wood is thin and requires replacement. Often, slate after reconstruction is reused on other less significant projects.