Slate roofing tiles have adorned the roofs of many houses for centuries. As nice as they look, they have several drawbacks that act as a deterrent for many homeowners. If you’ve used slates on your roof, you’d know that they are:
1. Heavy: Not good for you, not good for your roofer and not good for anyone standing under your roof if one of those slates decides to fall off.
2. Not “green”: Sustainability and environment consciousness has permeated our lifestyle – and with good reason. Natural slates, being more prone to breakage during transit and installation, add to the already overburdened landfills.
3. More work for your roofer and more cost for you: Natural slate does not come pre-sorted, nor pre-color blended to the site of installation – thus increasing work for your roofer and installation costs for you.
4. Maintenance Issues: Natural slate has to be inspected and repaired while it's up on your roof.
DaVinci Roofscapes’ synthetic slate roof shingles boast of all the good points natural slate sports and are without the drawbacks listed above. They are lightweight, “green”, pre-sorted, pre-color blended and need little to no maintenance. When installed on your roof, our slate shingles will look so real, that no one will be able to tell them apart from natural ones.
If you have any questions about our not-heavy-slates, get in touch with us and we’ll help you. Want to comment on this post? The comment box is all yours.