Slate-Style Asphalt Shingles

Slate-style asphalt shingles have an added dimension for visual effect. This composite material looks like real slate, even close up. It weighs only about as much as asphalt, so there's no need to beef up the roof structure. Some pseudo-slate may crack under impact or may fade. Although the cost tends to be slightly more than the more popular architectural shingles, though not nearly as expensive to buy and install as slate.


As previously mentioned, true slate tends to weigh significantly more than their asphalt counterparts. This means installation for real slate requires more support for the roof top. Overall there are many pros to considering asphalt based slate shingles, including but not limited to price, ease of installation, and repair potential. True slate will come from a specific quarry- meaning if one of the shingles breaks (as slate is known to do, especially under the weight of a walking adult) it can be very difficult, if not impossible to find a perfect color match.

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