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
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.
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!