Who doesn't like the look of a slate roof? The deep, relaxed colors of washed stone seem to be the perfect fit for roofs and remind one of church steeples and beautiful, old, historically important buildings. We tend to see real, quarried stone tiles on the roofs of old buildings because flat, beautiful, slate used to be one of the main types of roofing materials in the United States of America during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. When asphalt shingles were developed, they quickly took over as the most common roof tile due to their much lower costs compared to slate.
Although asphalt shingles are still popular, improvements in technology eventually brought a new player to the table. That new type of tile is made from polymer resins and it's pretty hard to beat as a roofing material. In addition to having the highest fire rating and a Class 4 hail rating, our slate version looks just like the real thing! Contractors express their surprise at how lightweight and pliable DaVinci Roofscapes tiles are and many say that their customers can't believe that the tiles aren't real slate.
Do you have a roof that uses DaVinci Roofscapes slate? Tell us about it in the comments!