Swapping Out: Choosing Synthetic Slate Tiles Over Real Slate Roof

            When John Mastronardo purchased a 1920s English Tudor style home in the West Mount Airy section of Philadelphia last year, he knew that replacing the original slate roof shingles would be one of the first major changes he made. His slate roof was 80+ years old and in poor condition.
 

             “We didn’t make the roofing decision lightly,” says Mastronardo. “We wanted to preserve the look and feel of the original slae roofing shingles along with the overall character of the home. But, as with most people, I had a budget. The cost of a lslate roof alternative of synthetic slate roof from DaVinci was much more affordable than using real slate.
 

            “The more I learned about the synthetic DaVinci roofing tiles, the more I liked them. The synthetic slate roof tile perfectly complements the stone, brick and stucco features of our home. As an added benefit, the product comes with a 50-year warranty. Even if the costs were equal, I’d still choose this DaVinci product because of all the inherent benefits of synthetic roofing tiles.”


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