Slate & Synthetic Slate

Slate can create a unique and luxurious roofing look.

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Slate is very strong material and creates a unique and luxurious roofing look, but it is also very heavy, often requires additional structural support and can be costly to install and maintain. Slate composites boast the beautiful look of slate roofing, without the tremendous weight and cost. The knowledgeable team of roofing professionals at Advanced Exteriors has unparalleled experience with natural slate and slate composite roofing products and installation, and we will help guide you through the decision process – weighing the pros and cons for your specific project – every step of the way.

While repair of a natural slate roof requires the use of natural slate, many of our customers interested in the slate look for their new roof or new construction home opt for a slate composite roof. But just because we have an increasing number of customers looking for composite slate roofing doesn’t mean we have abandoned natural slate roofing as a viable option.The roofing professionals at Advanced Exteriors have decades of slate roofing experience, and we are confident you’ll find our expertise second to none.

“Thank you! As you know I have referred you to several other people who have used you. You all do a great job. I hope to contact you in the spring for some siding work. Thanks again.” — Donna Patterson

When deciding what material is right for your roof, here are some facts to consider. Composite slate shingles are carefully engineered to provide the authentic look and durability of natural slate roofs at a fraction of the cost.

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  • Composite slate shingles are considered a “green” building alternative, because the polymers can be recycled at the end of the roof’s usable life.
  • Composite slate shingles are manufactured with ultraviolet inhibitors, providing an extra layer of protection from sun damage.
  • Composite slate shingles are very safe (excellent wind and fire resistance) and are much easier to maintain (aren’t likely to crack or break).
  • Composite slate shingles weigh significantly less, meaning they cost less to transport and install. Additionally, synthetic slate does not require additional structural reinforcement along the roofline.
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    Beyond just cost, synthetic slate provides some real advantages as compared to its natural counterpart. Advanced Exteriors highly recommends composite slate roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes and Inspire Roofing Products. Their superior polymer roofing products, featuring authentic appearance and enhanced durability, coupled with their unparalleled customer service and an impressive 50-year limited warranty, make DaVinci and Inspire favorites among consumers and industry professionals alike.


    If you’ve always dreamed of having a slate or slate-looking roof, look no further than Advanced Exteriors. With products designed like these, this should be the only roof you ever install on your home, and our team of experienced roofing professionals are here to help find the perfect product for even the most discerning homeowner.


    Advanced Exteriors is a full service roofing contractor serving the St. Louis and its surrounding suburbs. From roof inspections and repairs to residential and commercial roof installations, our commitment to customer service and exceptional results are what make us stand out among the competition. Our goal is to provide you with unbiased and customized solutions based on your specific needs.

    Contact us today to learn more about a new roof with slate or slate composite shingles from Advanced Exteriors or call us now to schedule a free estimate, 636-300-4500.