Replacing an Old Shake Roof With Real Slate?

Posted on : July 10, 2014 | post in : Roofing Materials |Leave a reply |

slate-roofSpring is in the air! – Spring cleaning is right around the corner, and cleaning goes hand-in-hand with home maintenance. Replace your old, wood shake roof, and protect your home for 100+ years with beautiful natural slate.

There’s no better way to invest in your home then to protect it for as long as possible with an elegant stone roof. A SlateTec slate roof is the best long-lasting solution because we use only all-natural S1 grade Vermont stone, while keeping the weight less than six pounds per square foot. That means no engineers report is needed on almost any structure.

With our patented slate-interlayment technology, we can offer any color blend that is available with a traditional slate roof, along with random widths, and stagger/drop-down options. If you’re considering a natural slate roof but you’re concerned about the weight or price, worry no longer. Our prices are competitive with the other lightweight slate roof systems, we have the easiest installation process with the least amount of regular maintenance, as well as the finest aesthetics available. Don’t wait any longer. Call us today, we’ll be glad to answer your questions and help find the perfect solution for your roof.

SLATETEC Slate Roof System:

The SLATETEC INC patented slate roof system is an authentic Vermont S1 grade natural slate, integrated with a signature polymer interlayment, to produce a genuine slate roof that weighs less than six pounds per square foot. Our prices are lower than traditional slate roofing and mimic the cost of lesser quality synthetic slates.

This is an ideal solution for re-roofing scenarios as well as new construction projects. Homes with asphalt and wood shingles can now upgrade to genuine slate for the price of a synthetic without costly engineering and reinforcement construction. New construction projects can lower engineering and structure costs while still installing a genuine slate roof.

In short, we provide a lightweight slate roof system with the same quality and thickness as traditional slate along with the same 100 year slate warranty. Our simple install procedure (no hooks, battens or rails) with less weight delivers the same aesthetics as a traditional application. Visit our website for more information and our portfolio featuring many projects.


A SLATETEC roof can be installed in standard 8″ exposure straight application with 1/4” to 3/8″ or 3/8″ to 1/2″ thicknesses – or it can be installed with a stagger for a more rustic “old-world” appearance.

The options for color and application are endless.

Test Data:

Hail Impact: Passed

FM 4473:

1/4″-3/8″ Slate – Class 3

(Under 6lbs/SF)

3/8″-1/2″ Slate – Class 4

(Under 9lbs/SF)


Wind / Rain: Passed

TAS 100 A:

110 MPH Wind / Rain

(Dade County Protocol)


Fire: Passed

All Non Combustible Deck Tests.

Requires fire retardant underlayment to pass ASTM E-108. 

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