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Synthetic Slate

Synthetic Slate is Environmentally Friendly

Synthetic slate is made from recycled rubber and plastic, making it highly flexible, sustainable and environmentally friendly. Synthetic slate roofing is a great residential roofing option for someone that wants the look of real slate, but who’s home structure design is not able to handle the weight.

Warranty Coverage

The majority of the synthetic slates and shakes are backed by 50-year roof warranties. Most are UL-certified for Class 4 impact resistance, and many, but not all, also achieve a Class A and C fire resistance rating. Furthermore, some are rated to resist uplift in high winds.

Workability of the Product

Synthetic slate is easier to work with than natural slate. It is lighter and does not require a reinforced roof structure. Adding 10 percent to 20 percent to an order is typical for real slate to make up for breakage during shipping and installation. But synthetic slates are more flexible and durable, and breakage is virtually nonexistent.

Learn if synthetic slate is the right choice for your home by contacting American Roofing.