Slate Roofing: Rubber slate
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Like real slate, these synthetic tiles have a long life -- 50 years or more.EcoStar modified its technology from "starloy," a product that was developed for sea dock walkways 20 years ago to produce the synthetic slate tiles.The tiles have been made for 10 years, and carry a 50-year warranty against natural damage, including hail and winds. The company offers three lines of synthetic slate:
- Majestic Colonial for a New England look
- Majestic Designer with beaver tail, chisel point or beveled edges.
They are available through distributors nationwide.