New Cost-Effective Composite Slate

DaVinci Roofscapes, a division of Westlake Royal Building Products, introduces a new single-width composite slate roofing tile. Province Slate, a 12-inch-wide tile with a fixed 8-inch exposure, evokes a historical nature with authentic natural slate appeal.

Modeled after actual slate, the tiles have a natural, non-repeating beauty that complements a variety of home styles. The Class A fire-rated and Class 4 impact-rated tile can also be used on commercial projects. The durable slate tiles resist severe weather, high winds, insects, algae and fungus growth.

“Province Slate is another slate tile in the growing DaVinci family of composite roofing products that offers timeless beauty, security and durability to a roof,” said Mark Pagel, General Manager at DaVinci Roofscapes. “As with our other DaVinci products, Province Slate tiles are made of virgin resins, ultraviolet and thermal stabilizers, along with a highly specialized fire retardant. The result is a roofing tile that is ideal for any climate. Whether used at a seaside location with constant salty air conditions or in the snowy mountains of Colorado, Province Slate is right at home.”

Manufactured in Kansas, Province Slate comes with a single, fixed 8-inch exposure. Each tile has rear side nail marking templates, an enhanced backside rib structure, and self-aligning edges for ease and speed of installation. 

“This is the cost-effective composite roofing product many people thought did not exist,” said Pagel. “Province Slate opens the door to people having traditional slate single-width exposure on a home at a price that is competitive with architectural asphalt and other high-end roofing options. “In addition, the choice of composite roofing means homeowners get a lifetime of low maintenance roofing at a cost that fits within most budgets. They also get a Lifetime Limited Materials Warranty that can save both roofing headaches and potentially on a homeowner’s insurance policy.”

The new Province Slate tiles are available in six of the most popular colors requested by DaVinci customers: Slate Gray, Slate Black, Smokey Gray, Castle Gray, European and Brownstone.

“While there are many colorful versions of slate, different distinctions of gray tend to be the most popular with homeowners,” said Kate Smith, chief color maven at Sensational Color. “No matter what the shading, gray is a classic color. It complements a variety of exteriors from stone and brick to painted stucco to clapboard.Thought of as an elegant and graceful color, it’s truly no surprise that three of the top launching colors for Province Slate are shades of gray. Even the European blend has three different gray colors in its mix.”

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