What is synthetic slate roofing? Synthetic slate tiles mimic the look and feel of natural slate, but they are specifically engineered as a composite roofing shingle. They are more durable than natural slate, and a fraction of the cost. But best of all, they carry the original beauty of natural slate. Synthetic slate shingles were created because during the last decade there has been increasing demand for slate roof tiles that are more eco-friendly, but still keep a beautiful slate tile design. Finally, synthetic slate is here to solve the problem.
A slate roof is the epitome of a majestic home. Slate tiles are created by working stone that is pulled from the earth. Natural slate roofs are durable, waterproof and fireproof, but the stone becomes brittle and can be easily broken by hail and storms, or even just by stepping on the roof. Natural slate tiles also come in varying qualities and depending on the stone used, the slate tiles can be soft and less durable. Happily, this is not the case with synthetic slate shingles.
Synthetic slate roofs enhance the beauty of your home, offering a high level of protection without sacrificing the charm and appeal of natural
slate. Its low maintenance aspect is an added bonus.
Synthetic slate tiles come in a variety of colors and are specifically fashioned to look like natural slate tiles. However synthetic slate roofs are more durable, lighter weight, economical, fire resistant and cheaper than natural slate.