Slate shingles and tiles have been a popular roofing choice for hundreds of years and found their place in the US is the late 1700s. Like most roofing materials, their demand has dwindled since asphalt shingle came into their own. Quarrying, hauling, forming, grading, and more hauling this heavy product puts its price too high for most. Though real slate is strong it isn’t as timeless as one would wish for the cost. +More on natural slate
Slate does bring with it a prestige that is congruent with that of hand-split cedar shake. As you are probably aware, the two often pop up in the same communities quite often. Both look handsome with copper adornments and bring an altogether old world charm to any home. The upfront cost and upkeep remains deterrents that finally have a real solution.
Shake Guys is proud to offer the best synthetic composite slate shingles to the greater Chicagoland area (Deer Park, Inverness, Lake Forest, Kildeer, Long Grove, Barrington, etc.). We know that you’ll be impressed with the many benefits that faux slate offers.
How do you know that faux slate is for you?
- You want a slate roof for a fraction of what the real thing costs
- You want less upkeep
- You don’t mind the appearance being slightly different upon the closest inspection
- You want a limited lifetime warranty on your roof
- You need a roofing solution that repels moss, algae, and lichens
Our Synthetic Slate Product of Choice – DaVinci Roofscapes
DaVinci has created a line of composite slate roofing shingles that offer all of the natural, rustic beauty of real quarried slate. Without any of the natural drawbacks of real slate, like waste during build, upkeep, and moss growth, you’ll save money throughout the life of your roof. Using a state-of-the-art polymer, DaVinci has developed a slate shingle that offers durability and cost savings that go beyond the real deal. The appearance of these shingles is unmatched while the colors and color blending is unparalleled.
These lightweight slate tile knock-offs are:
- Impervious to freeze/thaw cycles
- Impact resistant (large hail, medium sized tree-limbs)
- Maintenance free
- Color fade resistant
- Class A fire rated (with specified underlayments)
- Wind resistant to 110 mph
These synthetic shingles are reminiscent of the natural edging, faces, and colors of quarried slate. DaVinci slate is so natural in appearance that your neighbors will never know the difference.
DaVinci faux slate is a beautiful and long-lasting composite product available in Single-Width and Multi-Width varieties. The Bellaforté slate line features a jumbo slate look and is self-aligning for quick placement and installation. There is a full-spectrum of authentic colors to choose from, as well as a number of pre-designed roofscape blends – each is virtually maintenance free and backed by a Lifetime Limited Material Warranty.
With beautiful varieties to choose from, high durability, and easy installation, DaVinci composite slate shingles are always a striking accent to your home. See for yourself…
Bellaforté Synthetic Slate
Like the following high-performing slates, the Bellaforté line offers the appearance and beauty of natural slate but at a lower cost than you thought possible. It may look intricately real but its larger size has the benefit of lessening the installation time. Shake Guys give this series an A+ for being an outstanding and gorgeous product.
Multi-Width Synthetic Slate
With the authentic look and durability of natural slate shingles, the Multi-Width Slate shingles are designed to enhance the unique character of your home. Shake Guys typically install real shake roofs but we feel that offering superior products means stepping away from the real thing at times. Hence, we offer this synthetic multi width slate and truly believe you’ll be a fan too!
Single-Width Synthetic Slate
This single-width synthetic slate option offers exceptional aesthetics and performance without destroying your budget. Single-width slate lowers your overall costs because of their uniform size and fast installation. Shake Guys wants your wallet saved while providing a superior product and this is it!