At Formento, we are specialist in laying and maintenance services for slate roofs.
Since ancient times slate plates have been used as roofing elements for building in Piedmont and Liguria. Actually, slate is a natural material that easily flakes in thin and regular plates and for this reason it is suitable for the realization of light plates.
Slate is also an impermeable material and frost doesn’t damage it. These qualities make slate a long-lasting material able to cope with the action of weather conditions. Energy consumption for the production of slate plates is low if compared with other materials.
Hence slate is a material fully in line with the requirements of the new ecologic and sustainable architecture.
Unfortunately, slate has been forgotten over the past decades and only few craftsmen are able to handle this material.