Slate. Its the most beautiful and durable roofing material known to man. For centuries, its been the roofing material of choice for the worlds greatest buildings. In fact, some slate roofs have lasted for literally hundreds of years, enduring all of the ravages that Mother Nature could throw at them.
Affordable Genuine Slate Roofing
And, oh yes, slate roofs are heavy and expensive putting them out of the reach of most property owners.
The TruSlate system from GAF can make your dream of owning a genuine slate roof a reality. The TruSlate system features:
- Real hand-split quarried slate (not a synthetic imitation)
- An affordable luxury(often comparable to the cost of the cheap-looking imitations)
- Perfect for new construction or remodeling (because it typically eliminates the expensive structural modifications that old-fashioned slate requires)
- Improves your home's resale value (and may even help you to sell it more quickly)
How did we do it?
On an old-fashioned slate roof, half of each slate is never seen, because it's tucked under the piece above it. We've replaced this wasted slate with a high-tech waterproofing material. With this ingenious design, the TruSlate system can be installed on almost any roof.
It goes without saying, before you select your next roofing system, you owe it to yourself to consider the advantages of a TruSlate roof.
In fact, why even consider a plastic imitation, when you can get the real thing for about the same price and for only a fraction of the cost of old-fashioned slate.
Learn About the TruSlate System
21st Century technology meets traditional slate roofing
1) Attic Ventilation
TruSlate Ridge Vent helps remove excess heat and moisture from your attic that can raise your energy bills, cause premature peeling of interior paint and wallpaper, and even affect your health.
2) Trim Slate Shingles
TruSlate trim slate shingles are designed specifically for the hip and ridge areas of your TruSlate roof. They provide added protection to these vulnerable areas and are a perfect complement to the color of your roof.
3) UV & Moisture Barrier
UnderBlock UV & Moisture Barrier provides an extra layer of protection for your roof. Its made from ultra-tough high-density polyethylene the same material that's used in demanding environmental applications.
4) Roof Accessory Paint
ShingleMatch premium accessory paint is a great option to help you hide unsightly roof accessories by making them blend in with the color of your slates... for a better-looking finished roof.
5) TruGrip Battens & Hangers
Patented TruGrip battens and hangers are designed to lock each slate tightly in place to help prevent blow-offs. Made from high-quality stainless steel to last the life of your roof.
6) Lay -Straight Alignment Tape
Lay-Straight alignment tape will help to keep your courses straight, for a better-looking finished roof.
7) Leak Barrier
Weather Watch and StormGuard leak barriers provide exceptional protection against leaks caused by roof settling and extreme weather. Ideal upgrade at all vulnerable areas.
8) Roof Deck Protection
Breathable Deck-Armor allows moisture to escape from your attic while providing an exceptionally strong layer of protection against wind-driven rain. It also lays flatter for a better-looking roof.
These slates are classified Grade S1 the highest slate-quality grade in the industry thanks to their long track record of both beauty and performance.
The TruSlate International Slate Collection features the same quality as our Americana Slate Collection. Onyx Black is classified Grade S1 the highest slate-quality grade in the industryso you can be assured of long-lasting performance from your new TruSlate roof.
When your neighbors see your beautiful new slate roof, you can smile knowing just how affordable it really was!