Although natural slate roofing can be beautiful, it can be extremely heavy and expensive. CertainTeed manufactures various roofing shingles to replicate the look of natural slate roofing.
What are the advantages of asphalt shingle roofing versus natural slate roofing?
The authentic depth and dimension of natural slate roofing can now be achieved in asphalt roofing shingles. CertainTeed manufactures high-quality shingles under the names Grand Manor®, Carriage House®, Belmont® and Highland Slate®. These products capture the classic appeal and enduring beauty of natural-cut slate roofing at a fraction of the cost.
What are the advantages of metal roofing versus natural slate roofing?
CertainTeed Slate Metal Roofing is authentically crafted and rendered in steel to look like natural slate. It is light-weight, and fully recyclable and because of the unbeatable strength-to-weight ratio of metals like steel, a CertainTeed Slate Metal Roof is usually about 1/4 the weight of a natural slate roof.