A natural slate roof is the hallmark of an extraordinary home. A natural slate roof is stone, pulled from the earth and worked down into shingles, and is incredibly durable, waterproof, and fireproof. However, natural slate can be brittle and easily damaged by hail, flying debris or even foot traffic on the roof. Additionally a slate shingle can vary in quality and some can be softer than others and less durable. As time passes, some grades of slate shingles may become flaky and crumbly, requiring repair or replacement – but not a composite / synthetic slate roof.
A Virtually Limitless Color Palette
Valoré Shake synthetic tiles are available in a full spectrum of authentic cedar colors. Each DaVinci Shake blend is formulated from different wood tones creating a natural variance in color, enhancing the realistic appearance and blending beautifully with its surroundings.
Valoré utilizes our proprietary VariBlend™ technology to form varying shades from tile to tile creating an infinite number of color shades. Don’t see a blend that matches your home? DaVinci offers a variety of blends, or you can use our virtually limitless color palette to create a unique color for your project.
Valoré synthetic tiles are also available in EcoBlend® cool roof colors, which help reduce your heating and cooling costs and meet LEED-NC and are ENERGY STAR® qualified.
Slate roofing tile has some huge upsides, mostly due to the fact that it’s a natural stone product, giving it a unique, beautiful appearance, and the longevity that slate is famous for. Here’s a list of the most popular reasons homeowners choose to install slate roofing tiles on their home.
– Appearance— First and foremost, homeowners are drawn to slate because of its beauty. There simply isn’t a roofing material on the market that has a classier, more celebrated appearance. Furthermore, slate roofing tiles offer more choices than most homeowners realize, available in varying sizes and thicknesses, as well as a wide range of colors, including gray, green, purple, black, red, and mottled tiles that sport several colors mixed together.
– Longevity— Joseph Jenkins of Traditional Roofing Magazine writes that slate roofs “can and should be routinely built to last at least a century. In fact, 150 years is a reasonable expectation of a roof’s longevity if the roof is properly constructed.” That’s a big plus in an industry where many roofing systems are lucky to last 20 or 30 years before needing replacement.
– Fire Resistance— The Durable Slate Roofing Company touts slate roofing as “one of the most fire resistant roofs that exist.” Unlike many other roofing materials, slate tiles themselves are completely fire proof. That’s a big advantage when it comes to preventing fires caused by air borne sparks from fireworks, wildfires, or from adjacent house fires.
– Environmentally Friendly— According to statistics cited by The Durable Slate Roofing Company, roofing waste accounts for more than 5 percent of the total waste sent to landfills across the nation every year. Since the majority of that roofing waste can be attributed to asphalt shingle roofing that needs replacement every 20 to 30 years, it’s easy to see the positive environmental impacts of installing a roof that is going to last 100 years or more.
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About A.B. Edward Enterprises, Inc.
Since 2003 A.B. Edward Enterprises, Incorporated has been providing Chicagoland homeowners with products and installations in the roofing, siding, windows and gutters industry. A.B. Edward has an unblemished A+ Better Business Bureau rating, an Angie’s List Super Service Award Company, and also delivers top industry leading products such as GAF, James Hardie Siding Products, Pella Windows and Doors, DaVinci Roofscapes, Mastic Exterior Siding and more. Today, the family-owned and operated business proudly employs more than 30 people, and our services go well beyond roofing to include, masonry, insulation, decks, exterior painting, stucco, carpentry and more.
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