02:48PM | 08/18/03
Member Since: 07/28/03
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We have to replace a roof that currently has shake shingles. The house has a mountain home archetecture style and is located in Denver. We would like to retain the mountain feel of the home, but do not want shake shingles again. (One side of the roof has a steep pitch and sky lights.)

The roofing companies we've had quotes from have recommended Eagle tile roofing. We think partly because of the look. However, my web based research is showing there are some big disadvantages: fading, can blow off, breakage, hail damage. Does anyone have any experience with this type of roofing, or any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

M Sagle

11:51AM | 09/10/03
Member Since: 09/09/03
5 lifetime posts
Have you considered natural slate? It's incredibly durable, and will last (at least) several decades. There are a variety of slates that are "unfading" - which means they won't weather much over the years. Others are called "weathering" - in which case, some slates will turn buff, brown or pink, while others remain the original color. You can also purchase salvaged slate, which has a long, useful life and will already be weathered - so you can see the final color.
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