Slate is an expensive, specialized form of roofing material. Homeowners find this attractive roof tile can increase a home’s curb appeal. However, there are drawbacks to this form of roof that go beyond its exorbitant cost.
All slate is stone, but there are many variations and some are more suited for roofing than others. Common problems with slate include flashing failures, damage caused by wind blown debris, and failure due to installation by those not deeply skilled in this craft.
The roofing industry has responded to this appreciation of slate by manufacturing “architectural” asphalt shingles with a slate look. Available in larger sizes to create stunning new design patterns, and produced with a sophisticated palette of colors, they give a roof a distinct designer look.
One premier roofing manufacturer has created a shingle that addresses both the need for durability and strength, as well as the desire for the attractive style of slate tile. Atlas Roofing produces a line of high performance shingles marketed under the brand name of StormMaster® Slate.
Year after year, asphalt roof shingles continue to be a very popular choice for roofing material on single-family homes and small commercial buildings with sloped roofs. This popularity is due to an easier installation process, lower maintenance, lower costs, and the great look of slate. Those are important advantages when compared to other roofing options.
Slate roofing requires special tools and skills for installation, and annual maintenance to keep up their appearance. Asphalt slate shingles will continue to look good year after year with little effort.
StormMaster Slate shingles featuring ScotchgardTM Protector have the highest available impact resistance rating and proven stability in high wind conditions. Atlas Roofing also adds Scotchgard™ Protector to these shingles to offer a Lifetime* Limited Warranty against mold, mildew, and staining caused by algae. The roof shingle color you choose will be the color you keep. Consider it curb appeal insurance. Contact an Atlas representative for complete warranty information.
Even with impressive siding and manicured landscaping, homeowners might not optimize their curb appeal if the roof detracts from the overall look.
StormMaster® Slate is the ideal shingle to bring an elegant texture to a home’s roof. The protective power of these asphalt slate shingles will increase the value of a home, and improve its curb appeal without the difficulty and cost inherent to slate shingles.