Custom Slate Roofs (Multi-Color Blend)
A customblend of several slate colors can be supplied to create a truly unique roof. Random widths slates are normally utilized and semi-weather colors are frequently employed, in combination with unfading or other semi-weathering slates, to soften the transition from color to color on the roof. Some custom roofs will combine different lengths, widths and thicknesses. This "graduated slate roof" can be utilized to provide dramatic effect on a roof. Longer, wider and thicker slates are installed along the eaves, with diminishing sizes and thicknesses employed progressively up the roof slope towards the ridge. Three to seven slate lengths and thicknesses could be utilized. This design detail adds additional depth to the roof by creating the impression that the rafter length is longer than actual. A graduated roof can be specified as one color or a multi-color blend.