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from This Old House

20 Easy Ways to Get Old-House Charm

Made from plastic to look like ½-inch-thick slate, this crack-proof synthetic version costs about half as much as the real thing, and installation is faster, saving on labor. Can replace a roof that currently has asphalt shingles without the need for any additional structural support. Shown: The European blend uses a mix of gray to dark-violet shingles for a look commonly used around the 1840s. Starting at $2.85 per square foot; DaVinci Roofscapes

from Country Living

This Is the Ultimate Dream Home — According to Pinterest

The fantasy of a home with emaculate interiors and a white picket fence is alive and well — on Pinterest at least. This stately slate-colored home in the suburbs of Upstate New York, by DeGraw & DeHaan Architects, takes the cake when it comes to house exteriors.

from Houselogic

Fakes Worth a Second Look

Fakes Worth a Second Look via HouseLogic | If you love the look of slate roofs but the cost just isn't within reach, consider faux stone tiles. Learn about the benefits of synthetic slate and how it stacks up against the real stuff!


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Like the look of a slate roof but not the maintenance? Consider a polymer #slate #roof by DaVinci Roofscapes and get all the beauty without the maintenance.


The first stop was at the Truro Cathedral, where the couple took part in the ‘sign-a-slate’ effort in support of the Truro Cathedral Roof Appeal.

from Zillow Porchlight

7 Ways to Beat the High Cost of Home Building

Smart things to know when building a home. Save a lot of money in the long run