Stone Slate Style

Slate roofing has a classic high-end and luxurious look. Stone slate lasts a very long time, is naturally weatherproof and fire resistant and never looses its natural beauty. Unfortunately, most natural stone slate is very heavy and is expensive to produce and install. In many cases, roofs that use real slate must be reinforced to manage the additional weight of the stone. Some natural slate is susceptible to deterioration through freeze/thaw cycles and can be destroyed by large hail stones. Nevertheless, Roofing Force is an expert installer traditional natural slate and we regularly install and repair real slate on elite projects such as churches, opulent homes, and historical buildings.

Thankfully, in recent years, a lighter-weight real slate product has been introduced to the market that is very durable but comes with a more economical price tag than traditional slate. This real slate product is known as READYSLATE and is produced by the CUPA GROUP, the world's largest producer of natural slate. It is the first pre-assembled real slate roofing system comprised of 6 high quality, hand-quarried pieces of natural slate that is mounted on a SBS waterproof backer. Thus, READYSLATE can be install more easily and quickly than traditional slate.

Furthermore, there are several state-of-the-art alternatives to natural slate including: Concrete Slate manufactured by Newpoint (Westlake Royal); Composite Slate manufactured by DaVinci Roofscapes/Inspire Roofing, Enviroshake/Enviroslate, EcoStar, and Brava; and Stamped Steel Slate manufactured by Future Roof.

Roofing Force is the most professional installer of natural, concrete, polymer, and steel slate products in the Midwest. Let us help you choose what the best solution is for your situation.

Composite Polymer Slate

Composite Slate is a man-made synthetic polymer product that is casted and made to look like authentic natural materials. Polymer Slate offers a real slate look without the headaches that come with installing and maintaining real stone slate. These composite products provide the beauty, texture and other benefits of natural products, but are offered at a faction of the price and weight of real slate. DaVinci (Multi-Width, Single-Width, Province, and Inspire Slate), Enviroshake (Enviroslate), and Brava (Multi-Width Slate, Standard Slate) composite products are modeled from actual slate for natural, non-repeating beauty. These state-of-the art products have a Class A Fire Rating, Class 4 Impact Rating and a 110 MPH Wind Rating, are energy efficient, and are designed to last 50+ years. Composite slate is made of pure virgin resins and includes UV and thermal stabilizers as well as a highly-specialized fire retardants. These beautiful Slate Composite products come in a variety of earth tone colors, sizes and patterns. Learn More About Composite Polymer Roofing.

Stamped Metal Slate

The Stamped Steel Slate panels that Roofing Force installs are painted with a special Alunar Coating System and are manufactured to closely match the random contours and layers of natural slate. Roofing Force is the exclusive installer of Future Roofing Slate roofing products in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. These metal slate panels will never crack, spit, burn or blow off, and come in a variety interesting colors. All Future Roofing Systems come standard with a Lifetime Limited Non-Prorated Transferable Warranty.

Concrete Slate

Roofing Force installs concrete and lightweight concrete slate products manufactured by Newpoint (Westlake/Boral). These products have an excellent lifespan and provide great energy efficiencies and good wind fire and ice dam resistances.  Like natural slate, these products can be heavy and may require reinforced framing. Concrete may not be as good as composite or steel slate in high hail impact areas or be as good as other products in an earthquake.  Also, great caution needs to be made to prevent breakage and slippage when walked on. Although less expensive than natural slate, these concrete products do not look as realistic as natural or plolymer slate.