The Look of Authentic Slate, Without the Weight!

Compare Our Premium Lightweight Roofing Material Against the Rest

Inspire slate and shake style roofing is the superior lightweight roofing alternative to natural slate, concrete or clay roofing tiles!  Inspire's Aledora thick slate is formed in high pressure hydraulic molds made with natural  1/2"chipped edge slate roofing tiles, perfectly replicating all the surface detail and visual appeal of natural premium slate roofing. 


Inspire Composite Slate RoofingConcrete RoofingFiber-Cement Roofing Natural Slate
1.7 - 3 lbs/ft29 - 15 lbs/ft26 lbs/ft210 - 18 lbs/ft2

* The graphs weight ranges are based on the various thicknesses available of each roofing type. Installed, Inspire's Classic slate weighs 1.8 lbs/ft2, and our Aledora thick slate weighs 2.6 - 3 lbs/ft2.

Our lightweight roofing material replicates all the visual details of natural slate, with only 10% of the weight of real slate; and 20 - 25% of the weight of concrete or clay! Unlike concrete and clay roofing materials which are both brittle (crack easily) and very porous (can absorb its weight in water, increasing fungus and mold susceptibility, and structural strain), Inspire composite lightweight roofing slate is not brittle, and does not absorb water.

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