Real Roofing Slate is impervious to weather and is very long-lasting.
Real roofing slate is hand-split, quarried, and is a natural product that will have some color variation and weathering. Real slate is quarried in the United States and other parts of the world.
Synthetic roofing slate and shake are manufactured products that are designed to replicate the beauty of real slate and wood roofing shakes and shingles. Typically, they’re lighter in weight than their real counterparts. They are available in many different colors and styles and feature warranties of up to 50 years. “Class A” fire rating systems are also available.