Get more from your slate investment.

Get more from your slate investment.

Enhances sustainability

SlateSpacer™ enhances sustainability by reducing the waste caused by the premature aging of slate roofs.

Roofing slate is naturally "green", but with SlateSpacer™, slate sets a new standard for sustainability.

Other products have to be manufactured and then processed. Already formed, slate removes manufacturing from the equation. Slate is natural, non-toxic, not petrol based, and long-lasting.

No human exertion is without consequence. And the consequence of slate production is the creation of big holes and debris piles. SlateSpacer™ reduces both substantially.

By significantly increasing slate life, SlateSpacer™ significantly reduces:

  • the rate of depletion
  • the rate of debris accumulation (quarry burden)
  • the rate of disposal (landfill burden), and
  • carbon emissions

Rate of depletion

Slate is a remarkable natural resource that awaits sensible use. But it is non-renewable, and care is required to shepherd it well. Quarries have a life. At some point, the vein runs out, property constraints exert themselves, or the cost of extraction becomes prohibitive.

A quarry's life relates directly to the life span of the slate it produces. A significant increase in slate life amounts to a significant increase in the life of the quarry.

Rate of debris accumulation

Quarriers work hard to maximize their yield — their ability to extract more finished product out of a given block of unfinished stone. Yields have improved over the centuries. Still, trimmings (what is cut away as blocks become slates) accumulate. A significant increase in slate life means a substantial reduction in the rate of debris accumulation.

Rate of disposal

Durability is the essence of waste reduction. Extended life directly reduces the rate of disposal and the landfill burden.

Construction-related debris fills a large percentage of our landfills. And it is a global problem. An audit of an urban landfill in Australia, for example, showed that construction and demolition debris accounted for 53% of the landfill by weight, with demolition accounting for the majority of this.

The rate of contribution to landfills is directly related to a material's life span. Less durable roof choices may go to the landfill two, three or more times before a slate roof with SlateSpacer™ has reached the end of its life. And when they do, they may leach toxins. Slate, and SlateSpacer™, are non-toxic.

Service does not deform SlateSpacer™. Spacers (and slates) can be removed and re-used. SlateSpacer™ is made of stainless steel and is 100% recyclable.

Carbon emmissions

Extended life directly reduces carbon emissions by reducing the activity needed to produce and deliver replacement roofs.

Also, SlateSpacer™ is completely passive, requiring no power to perform its air circulating function.

To do more with less — this is the root of sustainability. SlateSpacer™ helps.