Slate Roofing - 10 Ways to Bring Historic Style Home - Bob Vila
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A natural slate roof is considered the hallmark of an extraordinary home—not surprising since it is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and durable of shingles. But, it is also heavy and costly. Today you can get the look of slate with synthetic shingles like DaVinci's Bellafonte. Made from a state-of-the-art engineered polymer and available in a broad range of colors and blends, these roof tiles are light-weight, freeze and thaw resistant, Class A fire-rated and impact and wind resistant. They are also backed with a 50-year-limited warranty.