Slate is one of the most luxurious and longest lasting roofing materials available today, but it is also rather costly. Now, thanks to GAF, you can enjoy the look of slate roofing on your home, at a price that you can afford. Minnesota’s 1st Choice presents an overview of GAF Slateline® Shingles.
The Look of Slate
Natural slate has a very distinctive look that features straight edges and clearly-defined outlines. As part of the Value Collection Lifetime Designer Shingles collection, GAF Slateline Shingles feature a dimensional look. Defined with bold shadow lines and tapered cut-outs that emulate the look of real slate. When seen from the curb, you’d be hard-pressed to tell the difference between Slateline and real slate.
You might be surprised to know that natural slate has a wide range of colors, depending on where it was quarried. GAF Slateline reflects that range of natural slate colors, with Antique Slate, Emerald Green, English Gray, Royal Slate and Weathered Slate. As natural slate has slight variations in color, each Slateline shingle mat is made to replicate that look. Few home improvement projects come close to the boost in curb appeal as new Slateline shingles can bring.
Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology
Slateline is not just about the looks. It’s designed with GAF Advanced Protection Shingle Technology. In addition to over 4,000 quality checks, these shingles are tested to the very limit. Two of these tests, ASTM D3161, Class F and ASTM D7158, Class H subject the shingles to 110 mph and 150 mph winds, respectively. These are the equivalents of Category 3 and 4 hurricanes. Slateline is also subjected to conditions that involve wind-driven rain, long-term exposure to the sun and extreme cold and heat tests – all of which with positive results
When installed by a GAF Master Elite® contractor like us, you can have the peace of mind knowing that your Slateline roof won’t fail you when you need it most. It’s also eligible for coverage by industry-leading warranties, such as the GAF Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty. It features up to 50 years’ material warranty, and up to 30 years on workmanship.
To learn more about the GAF Slateline Shingles, or our other services including fence installation, call Minnesota’s 1st Choice today at (507) 200-4422 in Rochester, and (651) 333-4520 in South Metro. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation quote. We serve Rochester, MN, and the surrounding areas.