Affordable, Genuine Slate Shingles
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TruSlate Core Colors
TruSlate Accent Colors
GAF TruSlate is real, hand-split quarried slate, not a synthetic imitation. And it's an affordable luxury, often comparable to the cost of synthetic imitations.
Traditional slate roofs are heavy - and expensive - putting them out of reach of most homeowners. The TruSlate design eliminates about half of the weight, which helps avoid expensive structural modifications that are usually required to support a slate roof.
Ingenious Design ... On an old-fashioned slate roof, half of each slate is never seen because it's tucked under the piece above it. Truslate has replaced this wasted slate with a high-tech waterproofing material, which eliminates almost half the weight so that it can be installed on just about any roof without structural reinforcements. Color Combinations ... Truslate comes in 4 core colors: Onyx Black, Eco Green, Greystone and Mystic Grey; and 4 accent colors: Jade Green, Rustic Red, Smoke Grey and Vintage Plum. The core colors can be used on their own, or combined in varying amounts with other core colors. They can also be combined with accent colors. Some homeowners like an accent color so much that they use it on their entire roof. The slideshow above shows various combinations. Durable ... Slate is the most durable roofing material ... in fact, some slate roofs have lasted for hundreds of years. And Truslate shingles are 1/4" to 3/8" solid slate. Lifetime, transferable warranty against manufacturing defects, including materials and labor; wind coverage up to 130mph.