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Made from plastic to look like ½-inch-thick slate, this crack-proof synthetic version costs about half as much as the real thing, and installation is faster, saving on labor. Can replace a roof that currently has asphalt shingles without the need for any additional structural support. Shown: The European blend uses a mix of gray to dark-violet shingles for a look commonly used around the 1840s. Starting at $2.85 per square foot; DaVinci Roofscapes

20 Easy Ways to Get Old-House Charm

Made from plastic to look like ½-inch-thick slate, this crack-proof synthetic version costs about half as much as the real thing, and installation is faster, saving on labor. Can replace a roof that currently has asphalt shingles without the need for any additional structural support. Shown: The European blend uses a mix of gray to dark-violet shingles for a look commonly used around the 1840s. Starting at $2.85 per square foot; DaVinci Roofscapes

Elegant and attractive, slate's unfailing beauty is paralleled only by the cost of installing and maintaining it: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/exteriors/roofs/roof-designs-styles/?socsrc=bhgpin020815sophisticatedslate&page=10

Roof Designs and Styles

Elegant and attractive, slate's unfailing beauty is paralleled only by the cost of installing and maintaining it: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/exteriors/roofs/roof-designs-styles/?socsrc=bhgpin020815sophisticatedslate&page=10

Exciting news in the world of green energy and living!  Tesla just announced their new solar roofing tiles.  They are as attractive as slate and lower cost than a traditional roof when combined with projected utility bill savings.

Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit

Exciting news in the world of green energy and living! Tesla just announced their new solar roofing tiles. They are as attractive as slate and lower cost than a traditional roof when combined with projected utility bill savings.

Looking to hire a roofing contractor. Use this Asphalt Roofing Bid Sheet to find a local and quality roofing contractor.

Looking to hire a roofing contractor. Use this Asphalt Roofing Bid Sheet to find a local and quality roofing contractor.

Metal Roofing vs. Roof Shingles vs. Roof Tiles vs. Slate Roof

Metal Roofing vs. Roof Shingles vs. Roof Tiles vs. Slate Roof

Integrity- Georgetown Slate incorporates integrity into every project we undertake, and when it comes between Integrity and our bottom line, integrity wins out every time.  Experience- We have a history of supplying multimilllion dollar projects. This demonstrates our ability to adequately handle any project, no matter the scope of magnitude

Integrity- Georgetown Slate incorporates integrity into every project we undertake, and when it comes between Integrity and our bottom line, integrity wins out every time. Experience- We have a history of supplying multimilllion dollar projects. This demonstrates our ability to adequately handle any project, no matter the scope of magnitude

Fakes Worth a Second Look via HouseLogic | If you love the look of slate roofs but the cost just isn't within reach, consider faux stone tiles. Learn about the benefits of synthetic slate and how it stacks up against the real stuff!

Fakes Worth a Second Look

Fakes Worth a Second Look via HouseLogic | If you love the look of slate roofs but the cost just isn't within reach, consider faux stone tiles. Learn about the benefits of synthetic slate and how it stacks up against the real stuff!

Snow guards are rooftop devices that allow snow and ice to drop off in small amounts or melt completely before falling to the ground. Alpine SnowGuards® snow retention products help prevent damage caused by avalanching snow and ice while enhancing the beauty of any roofing system. Historically used with slate roofs, snow guards are a practical, cost-effective addition to any sloped roof in cold-weather areas. @alpine14

Snow guards are rooftop devices that allow snow and ice to drop off in small amounts or melt completely before falling to the ground. Alpine SnowGuards® snow retention products help prevent damage caused by avalanching snow and ice while enhancing the beauty of any roofing system. Historically used with slate roofs, snow guards are a practical, cost-effective addition to any sloped roof in cold-weather areas. @alpine14

slate roofing costs more & lasts much longer making it a good investment

Slate Roofing for the Same Look & Lower Cost

slate roofing costs more & lasts much longer making it a good investment

The fantasy of a home with emaculate interiors and a white picket fence is alive and well — on Pinterest at least. This stately slate-colored home in the suburbs of Upstate New York, by DeGraw & DeHaan Architects, takes the cake when it comes to house exteriors.

This Is the Ultimate Dream Home — According to Pinterest

The fantasy of a home with emaculate interiors and a white picket fence is alive and well — on Pinterest at least. This stately slate-colored home in the suburbs of Upstate New York, by DeGraw & DeHaan Architects, takes the cake when it comes to house exteriors.

Exciting news in the world of green energy and living!  Tesla just announced their new solar roofing tiles.  They are as attractive as slate and lower cost than a traditional roof when combined with projected utility bill savings.

Exciting news in the world of green energy and living! Tesla just announced their new solar roofing tiles. They are as attractive as slate and lower cost than a traditional roof when combined with projected utility bill savings.

tru-slate roof costs

tru-slate roof costs

Stone home with a covered drop-off area, a round-about driveway, slate roof and chimney and a renaissance revival touch. The castle look makes it seem like we are in Game of Thrones.

Stone home with a covered drop-off area, a round-about driveway, slate roof and chimney and a renaissance revival touch. The castle look makes it seem like we are in Game of Thrones.