Natural slate is a rock created by high pressure and high temperatures out of argillites. A special feature of this rock is his cleavage, so the shingles in a thickness of 5 mm can be produced. While the making of slate tiles was previously handmade, today at least the main shingles are shaped by machines.
There are various types of cladding, which differ in their necessary roof slope
and shape of the shingles. The oldest and at the same time technically most demanding type of cladding is the Old German-Style Covering
. Out of this the Fish Scale Covering
evolved. This covering is slightly more economical due to pre-built shingles. Other types of cladding are the Universal Covering
, the Rectangular Double Covering
and the Wild covering
Below are some examples of special solutions carried out by our specialists in the oeserdach group:Integrated cowlIntegrated heart valleyIntegrated left/right main valleyIntegrated side valley
Natural slate is also wonderfully suitable for facing of facades; here also other shapes of shingles only suitable for facades are existing.