In this video, co-owner Patrick McNichols shares some ideas about how to choose a slate roofing contractor. Innovative is a leading slate roofing contractor in St. Louis, Missouri. Innovative’s approach to slate roofs starts with a thorough inspection to make sure there is no hidden damage. Recent storms caused damaged to slate roofs in many of St. Louis’ historic neighborhoods. Taking precautions and getting an inspection will show the insurance company you are being proactive about protection your most important investment.