DaVinci’s synthetic slate and shake shingles are made from one of the most stable polymers available: TPO. TPO (ThermoPlastic Olefin) has very little thermal expansion and material remains pliable in all temperatures making it a sustainable roofing option.
Very little thermal expansion is critical in a roofing material in terms of expansion and contraction. Also, this type of polymer allows the material to remain pliable in all temperatures. As a result, it will not become brittle and break when installed at low temperatures, or buckle and deform at high temperatures. Many other types of synthetic slate shingles and fake cedar shake have minimum temperature requirements, as their material may break or crack in colder weather when a nail is driven through it, or when walked upon.