Natural Slate Tile vs Brava Old World Composite Slate

Are you thinking about installing a slate roof? Do you currently have a slate roof that continuously needs repair, and are wondering if you should re-roof your home? When searching for the best slate roofing alternatives, Brava Old World composite slate has everything you need. Wanting to compare natural slate tile vs synthetic slate is a great idea!

We understand that a natural slate roof is a real thing of beauty, but we also understand that slate tile requires lots of maintenance and repairs over the years. As time passes, mother nature slowly takes back the slate that was once quarried from her soil. Environmental elements cause natural slate to become brittle and flaky forcing homeowners to constantly replace and repair damaged areas or even their entire roof! Now there is a better slate roofing solution: Brava Old World Slate.

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Compare Natural Slate with Brava Old World Synthetic Slate

ASTETICS Brava Old World Slate  Natural Slate
Authentick Look Yes Yes
1” Thickness Yes Yes
Premixed Color Blends Yes No


Fire Retardant: Class A or C Yes Yes
Wind Resistance: 110+ mph Yes Yes
Impact Resistance: Class 4 Yes Varies
Freeze/Thaw Resistant Yes No
Maintenance Free Yes No
Color-Fast Yes Yes
Hail Warrantied Yes No


Lightweight Yes No
Factory Blended Skids Yes No
Solid Accessories for Realistic Installation Yes Yes
Estimated Waste Factor Low High
Gun Nailed in Cold Weather Yes No

Brava Old World composite slate roof tile is hands down the best alternative to slate roofing. Our manufacturing process starts by inserting recycled plastics into precast molds of real slate tile. Our revolutionary compression mold technology can add any color or color combination to your slate, producing a 100% custom color for your home’s roof. No other synthetic slate manufacturer can say the same. We understand that our composite slate tile needs to mirror the appearance of natural slate and produce the look you want for your home or commercial building.

Our synthetic slate tile is much more durable than quarried slate and contains ultraviolet inhibitors to reduce wear from the sun. In addition, Brava Old World Slate is available in Class A or C fire rating, and has a Class for 4 impact rating. All of our products are hail warrantied as well. And when the storms rolls in, you can be comfortable knowing that our composite slate is wind resistant up to 110 mph!

Have a look at some of our customers’ synthetic slate tile reviews.

10 Features of Brava Old World Synthetic Slate Roof Tile

  1. Authentic design
  2. Class A or C fire rating
  3. Class 4 impact rating
  4. Lightweight
  5. 1″ thick profile
  6. No breakage
  7. No special tools needed, cuts and nails with ease, and able to walk on roof
  8. Colored throughout, not only on surface
  9. Made in the USA
  10. Composed of recycled material to create a beautiful and durable roof that itself is fully recyclable

Benefits of Brava Old World Synthetic Slate Roofing

  • Architecturally elegant
  • Extremely durable, virtually no breakage
  • No additional structural support needed
  • Installation cost savings
  • Available in any color or color combination
  • Natural, authentic appearance
  • Added protection – eligible for insurance premium discounts
  • Realistic variegated color and optional staggered application
  • 50 limited warranty
  • Environmentally friendly roof,  green roofing product

Brava Old World Synthetic Slate Colors

*Any custom color or color combination available

Solid Colors
Variegated Colors
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