Synthetic Slate Roof Tile - Old World Slate
Slate: Light Arendale
Old World Slate Onyx
Slate: Onyx
Old World Slate Atlantic
Slate: Atlantic

Synthetic Slate Roof Tiles

Elegance and durability of natural slate with all the benefits of composite roof tile, at a fraction of the cost.

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Composite Slate Roof Tile

If you're looking for the incredible aesthetics of natural quarried slate roofing and want to avoid costly substructure modifications required to handle the extreme weight of slate tiles, Brava’s revolutionary composite slate tile is for you.

Arendale

Choose your own adventure with Arendale Slate. Inspired by the vibrant coastal city Arendal, dark charcoal and gray hues come together to create a shade that complements any color on your home.

Atlantic

Like the dark, stormy waters of the open ocean, Atlantic Slate brings in a blend of green, brown, and black that appear in quarries along the coast.

Cottage

Cottage Slate is the perfect blend to transform your roof into a rustic focal point with a warm, comfortable mix of grays and browns.

Deep Green

Deep Green Slate is a rich green, reminiscent of evergreen forests, rare emeralds, and the deep sea. The color green is omnipresent, and we’ve chosen the perfect shade to match your home.

Grey

Gray is simple, but it isn’t bland. It’s classic because it pairs well with almost any tone and is enhanced by the colors around it. Gray Slate will never go out of style.

Light Arendale

A more muted version of our stormy Arendale Slate, Light Arendale features more gray tones for a lighter palette.

Onyx

Much like the stone it’s named after, Onyx Slate is a deep, luxurious shade of black.

Victorian

Victorian Slate draws from the rich, elegant earth tones of early victorian-period architecture for a dignified look.

Washington

Washington Slate pulls inspiration from the rainy state: a cloudy, dark mix of gray and black, with a hint of lush, vibrant green.

Welsh

From the Roman fort in Segontium to Westminster Hall, Welsh Slate transformed architecture in the 19th century. Recreating the look of Welsh slate is not easy, but we think we’ve nailed it with this blend of charcoal, blue, and green.

Slate Roofing Tile Colors:

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Dimensions
Height 23.5" ± ⅛"
Width 12 ⅛" ± ⅛"
Exposure 10"
Weight
Class A - Weight/Piece (lb.) 2.96 ± 0.1
Class C - Weight/Piece (lb.) 2.85 ± 0.1
Class A - Lb./Square 355
Class C - Lb./Square 340
Class A - Lb./Pallet 1700 approx
Class C - Lb./Pallet 1700 approx
Packaging
Pieces/Bundle 10
Pieces/Square 117
Pieces/Pallet 585
Bundles/Square 11.7
Squares/Pallet 5
Testing Class A
Weatherometer Pass
Fire Resistance Class A
Impact Resistance Class 4
Wind Resistance Pass
Uplift Bend Pass
Temperature-Cycling Pass
Penetration Pass
Testing Class C
Weatherometer Pass
Fire Resistance Class C
Impact Resistance Class 4
Wind Resistance Pass
Uplift Bend Pass
Temperature-Cycling Pass
Penetration Pass
Code Compliance
Miami-Dade Approved Yes
Florida Building Code Approval (FBC) Yes
Title 24 / Cool Roof Approval Terra Cotta, French Clay, Weathered, Lake Forest colors only

Accessories

Starter
Starter
12” Length x 12” Width

The starter is used to provide the proper cant at the eave line for the first row of slate.

Hip & Ridge
Hip & Ridge
16" Length x 6" x 5-5/8" Width

Hip & ridge trim allows for a professional finished look on hips and along the ridge. At least a three inch overlap should be maintained during installation.

Solid Tile
Solid Tile
22 ⅞” ± ⅛” Length x 12 ⅛" ± ⅛" Width

The solid tile accessory which is exclusive to Brava Roof Tile products assures a realistic appearance at the gables and assists with easier installation for open valleys.

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Installation Instructions Videos
Slate video 1
1) Slate Installation: Field Tile Layout and Installation

step by step slate field tile layout and installation instructions

Slate video 2
2) Slate Installation: Installation at Chimneys

Step by step slate installation instructions for chimneys

Slate Video 3
3) Slate Installation: Hip and Ridge Installation

step by step slate hip & ridge installation instructions

Slate video 4
4) Slate Installation: Penetrations

step by step slate penetration installation instructions

Slate video 5
5) Slate Installation: Valley Installation

step by step slate valley installation instructions

Installation Instructions Videos (Spanish)
Slate video 1
1) Slate Installation: Field Tile Layout and Installation (Español)

Step by step slate field tile layout and installation instructions in spanish

Slate video 2
2) Slate Installation: Installation at Chimneys (Español)

Step by step slate installation instructions for chimneys in spanish

Slate Video 3
3) Slate Installation: Hip and Ridge Installation (Español)

step by step slate hip & ridge installation instructions in spanish

Slate video 4
4) Slate Installation: Penetrations (Español)

step by step slate penetration installation instructions in spanish

Slate video 5
5) Slate Installation: Valley Installation (Español)

step by step slate valley installation instructions in spanish

Beautifully BRAVA Installs
Slate Tile: Arendale
Slate Tile: Arendale

Connecticut home renovation using synthetic slate in arendale. Brava Synthetic Slate is the most realistic looking alternative to Natural Slate! Additionally, the benefits which synthetic products offer over the natural alternative add value and a cost-savings over the lifetime of your roof.

Slate Tile: Arendale
Slate Tile: Arendale

Check out this incredible transformation of a worn out cedar shake roof being replaced with Brava Old World Slate. The Brava Slate was installed by Cedar Roofing Company in Oakbrook, Illinois

Slate Tile: Cottage
Slate Tile: Cottage

If you're looking for the incredible aesthetics of natural quarried slate roofing and want to avoid costly substructure modifications required to handle the extreme weight of slate tiles, Brava’s revolutionary composite slate is for you.

Slate Tile: Light Arendale
Slate Tile: Light Arendale

Transformation of chicago home with slate synthetic roofing. The color featured in this video is a custom variation of our "Victorian" color profile.

Slate Tile: Light Arendale
Slate Tile: Light Arendale

Faux slate roof in light arendale. If you want to look of slate without all of the drawbacks, Brava Slate is an easy choice.

Slate Tile: Light Arendale
Slate Tile: Light Arendale

With Brava’s synthetic slate roofing tile you can now affordably have the beauty of natural slate, with all of the benefits of a composite slate roofing product.

Slate Tile: Weathered
Slate Tile: Weathered

Brava synthetic slate roof in weathered. The composite materials provide a lightweight durable alternative to natural slate and will protect your home without sacrificing any visual appeal.

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Slate Roofing Alternative

If you're looking for the incredible aesthetics of natural quarried slate roofing and want to avoid costly substructure modifications required to handle the extreme weight of slate tiles, Brava’s revolutionary composite slate tile is for you.

Slate Roof Tiles Product Profile

With a 1” profile, Brava’s Old World Slate polymer tile has the volume of traditional slate roof tiles with a fraction of the weight. This allows for less expensive shipping costs and ease of installation. Our Old World Slate shingles have the thickest synthetic slate roof profile available. The 1" thick profile of this product creates beautiful color exposure and an unsurpassed durability. Our composite slate roof tiles are available in any custom color or color combination.

Environmentally Friendly Roofing

Our synthetic slate shingles are made of recycled plastics (polymer) and other fully sustainable materials. Our eco-friendly composite slate tile is the ideal replication of slate roofing. Brava’s composite roofing product is an extremely attractive, durable, and the environmentally friendly alternative to concrete roof tile or slate roofing systems. Installing composite slate roof tiles is the best slate roofing alternative.

Slate Tiles Durability

If you're tired of dealing with the costly maintenance and repairs required for your natural slate roof, our imitation slate roof tiles are your best alternative. Natural slate tile is fragile and requires lots of attention throughout the years. Chips or cracks can lead to costly repairs, and finding a color match for replacement slate shingles is next to impossible. Brava Old World Slate roofing shingles are Class 4 impact rated (the highest in the industry) and hail warrantied. Brava Old World Slate is also available in Class A or Class C fire rating.

Brava Slate Roofing Accessories

Brava's synthetic slate roofing has solid tile accessories to make gable and labor-intensive valley installation a much more complete system while also providing a realistic appearance.

Color

*Color Disclaimer: The printed colors shown in this website or on the brochure may vary from actual colors. Before making a final selection, be sure to review actual material samples and roof installations. Please contact your sales person for further assistance.

TRADITIONAL SLATE ROOF COST

The high cost of materials and installation of a slate roof may deter many homeowners. The total slate roofing costs per roofing square (100 square feet) range from $1200 to $3300 — the most expensive roofing material on the market. Material costs for a slate roof vary greatly depending on the durability, color, and thickness. The most attractive and sturdy slate tiles can cost a staggering amount of money — three times more than a lesser-quality-slate tile. The range in installation costs generally represents the expertise of the roofing contractor. The longevity and performance of a slate roof depend on proper installation by an experienced contractor specializing in slate roofing, which will cost a homeowner more, but is essential to the roof’s success.

SLATE ROOF TILE MATERIALS COST

The cost of slate shingles ranges from $500 to $1700 per square, depending on the durability, color, and thickness you choose. The expense of slate roofing reflects the dangers and difficulties in mining the stone, and the labor-intensive requirements to manufacture the slabs into shingles. Natural-slate tiles come in two types, hard and soft. Hard tiles are more durable, but you pay for it upfront. Choosing the less expensive soft-slate tiles will cost you more over time on repair and replacement in order to maintain your slate roof’s integrity and beauty. The cost of slate tiles also varies based on two categories of color: weathering and permanent shades. Over time, the exposed surface of weathering shades will change to grey, brown, or rust. Permanent shades do not fade and can cost up to 25 percent more than weathering. The price of slate tiles increases with each thickness: standard ¼-inch, rough ¼ to ⅜-inch, architectural ⅜ to ½-inch, heavy ½ to ¾-inch, and the most costly, estate, at ¾-inch. It is important to know that other materials, like underlayment, drip edging, and special tools, will add an additional $100 per roofing square.

SLATE ROOF INSTALLATION COST

Labor costs can vary based on the slope, pitch, and size of a home’s roof. However, the tiles’ weight and the need for an expert slate roofing contractor for the installation make it more expensive than the installation of most other roofing materials. Labor costs to install a slate roof can range from $600 to $1,500 per roofing square. Installing a slate roof costs more than other roofing products because it weighs 800 to 1,500 pounds per square, making it difficult for workers to handle. Furthermore, the weight of slate often requires extra structural support to the home or building. The fragility of slate makes it prone to breaking during and after installation, particularly if walked on. A cracked or broken slate tile requires immediate repair to prevent moisture infiltration/damage. It may be difficult to replace a natural-slate-roof tile with a perfect match because of the uniqueness of each lot of slate tiles.

COMPOSITE SLATE ROOF COST - A COST-EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO SLATE

If you're tired of dealing with the costly maintenance and repairs required for your natural slate roof, our imitation slate roof tiles are your best alternative. Brava composite slate roof costs are going to be comparable to their natural counterpart, but in the long run, you will save money by installing a synthetic roofing product. Brava composite slate is not only energy efficient, it is far more durable than quarried slate, and requires virtually zero maintenance. Our synthetic slate roofing tiles can be installed in any climate without concern! Synthetic slate roof tile prices will vary depending on your property and location. Get a free estimate for synthetic slate roof cost per square now!

If you would like a free quote for Brava Old World synthetic slate roofing costs, cost per square, or if you need the information of a local Brava Roof Tile installer, please contact us today.

Compare Brava Old World Composite Slate vs Natural Slate Tile

Compare slate tile new
  • Premixed Color Blends
  • Freeze/Thaw Resistant
  • Maintenance Free
  • Hail Warrantied
  • Lightweight
  • Gun Nailed in Cold Weather
Compare slate tile old
  • Only the Most Expensive Have Premixed Color Blends
  • May Spall in Alpine Regions
  • Requires Inspection and Repair Throughout the Life Cycle
  • No Hail Warranty
  • Heavy
  • Slates are not Gun Nailed in Cold Weather

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We're so pleased with our Brava tile roof.

Our roofers were very impressed with the quality of the product and the ease of installation. Compared to slate or tile, they were able to quote us a much more reasonable rate.

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My satisfaction level hasn't changed in 9 years

Brava’s tiles are lightweight & thicker than asphalt, giving a rugged appearance & deeper shadow lines. My Old World Slate roof looks no different from real slate, but costs much less.

Amy • Michigan
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