A new roof is a big investment and homeowners want to feel their roofing investment is worthwhile by seeing a beautiful and durable roof. Slate roofing can provide this. Slate roofs are among the most durable and long-lasting on the market and provide timeless beauty. Slate roofing has reemerged in popularity recently and is being considered by more homeowners as it complements any architectural style. Synthetic slate roofing has also been introduced as an alternative to real slate. Here we take a closer look at the advantages of both options that roofing contractors and their customers should know.