Alternative Materials

Man-made roofing tiles are a good option for someone who wants the look of traditional roofing materials such as slate, wood shakes, or tile, but want a specific performance, durability or appearance not available from traditional materials.


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Alternative roofing materials include concrete, clay, polymer, stone-coated metal, fiber, or a combination of fiberglass, resin, slate dust or Pearlite. Man-made roofing can be more expensive than some natural roofing alternatives, but the advantage is a wide selection of shapes, textures and colors, as well as fire resistance.

Manufactured slate is one of the most popular man-made roofing products, and is produced using a variety of different materials. While there are benefits to natural slate roofing, manufactured slate is easier to work with, lighter, and doesn’t require some of the additional structural reinforcement of natural slate roofs.

To learn more about manufactured slate and other man-made roofing materials, contact Bordner online or call (816) 358-2102.

Fiber Cement Roofing Materials

One of the most popular man-made slates is made from fiber cement with a waterproof coating. The advantage is lower cost than natural slate, but the drawback is a shorter life cycle at approximately 40 years. Resin-based slate, on the other hand, can last as long as 60 years, although they are often as expensive – if not more – than natural stone.

Stone-Coated Steel Roofing Materials

Bordner offers highly-durable, attaractive and long-lasting stone-coated steel roofing materials manufactured by DECRA. DECRA’s stone-coated steel products achieve the look of tile, wood shakes or traditional shingles, while being fire safe, freeze/thaw resistant, and wind resistant up to 120 miles per hour.

Polymer Roofing Materials

Bordner installs synthetic polymer roofing materials manufactured by DaVinci Roofscapes. These attractive products match the appearance of natural slate and shake shingles, come in a variety of standard colors and custom colors, and feature a 50-year limited warranty. DaVinci roofs installed by Bordner are fire resistant, impact resistant, and windproof up to 110 miles per hour.

See Product Samples and get a Free Estimate

Contact Bordner online or call (816) 358-2102 for a FREE in-home consultation. A Bordner representative will contact you to schedule a time, and then visit your home to inspect your current roof, talk about roofing material options, show you samples, and provide a no-obligation estimate. Contact Bordner today!

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