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Affordable Genuine Slate Roofing
Slate. It’s the most beautiful and durable roofing material known to man. For centuries, it’s been the roofing material of choice for the world’s greatest buildings. In fact, some slate roofs have lasted for literally hundreds of years, enduring all of the ravages that Mother Nature could throw at them.
And, oh yes, slate roofs are heavy—and expensive—putting them out of the reach of most property owners.
The TruSlate® Premium Roofing System from GAF can make your dream of owning a genuine slate roof a reality. The TruSlate® System features:
Real S1-grade hand-split quarried slate from North America's finest quarries
(not a synthetic imitation)
An affordable luxury
(often comparable to the cost of the cheap-looking imitations)
Perfect for new construction or remodeling
(because it typically eliminates the expensive structural modifications that traditionally installed slate requires)
Improves your home's resale value
(and may even help you to sell it more quickly)
Slate roof tiles are made from slate, a naturally occurring stone. Slate comes in gray, green, purple, black or red; you can also find variegated slate that blends these colors. Slate is composed of clay and mud that solidify over time into quartz, mica and chlorite.
Roofing slates comes with a grade that indicates how long it will last. According to Durable Slate, a grade of S-1 means a life expectancy of 75 years or longer. S-2 slate lasts 45 to 75 years and S-3 slate will last up to 45 years. As Durable Slate notes, many slates outlast the time frame on their grade.