Clay tile and slate roofs are gorgeous. Expensive but gorgeous. The material, labor, and additional support framing all add up. But what if you could have the same look, at a lower cost, with 50-year warrantee against hail, while at the same time, improving your roof's insulation. And, oh yeah, it's a green, recycled product.
Introducing simulated clay and slate roofing tiles. Made from special sands into a durable, yet lightweight, concrete, infused with a variety of colors that you can mix for your own custom blend, and backed with foam insulation. Amazingly, it weighs slightly less than 2 layers of asphalt shingles which is the load a standard roof is required to bear. So it's less than clay, slate, or even wet shake.
While it's more than asphalt shingles, it compares to cedar shake but with less maintenance and a much longer life. And certainly, it's considerably less expensive than slate or clay tiles. Sounds like a win-win-win. You can also get tiles colored to look like fresh or weathered shake.
The roofing tiles are manufactured in Kansas City. Learn more at www.elagantekc.com.
For those in the Chicago area, see local installer Architectural Roof Solutions who also graciously allowed us the use of the picture above.