Empire Niagara Slate

Durability, Protection and up to 25% Post-Industrial Recycled Materials

Bigger is better when it comes to EcoStar LLC’s latest innovation. Empire Niagara Slate is a natural-looking, 5/8” thick, synthetic slate roofing tile produced in 12” and 14” widths. 9” and 10” exposure options allow for the creation of unique looks using staggered or random width offset installations. This design consumes less raw material, reduces roof load by up to 20% and lowers installation labor by 30%. Unlike other synthetic slates, Empire Niagara Slate is manufactured from 25% post-industrial recycled materials.

We’d love to see photos of your EcoStar roof! Contact our main office at 800-211-7170 to feature your home.

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Product Information

The Empire Niagara design consumes less raw material, reduces roof load by up to 20% and lowers installation labor by 30%. Unlike other synthetic slates, Empire Niagara Slate is manufactured from up to 25% post-industrial recycled materials. EcoStar roofing tiles, including the larger Empire Niagara Slate, provide long-lasting durability, superior protection against extreme weather conditions and 50 years of warranty coverage.

Available in 14 standard colors, and unlimited custom colors including cool roof options, Empire Niagara Slate offers endless opportunity to showcase the beauty of natural slate at a fraction of the cost.

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Advantages

  • One 14” tile = 1 ft2 of roof coverage
  • Available in two sizes: 14”x 22” & 12” x 22”
  • Weighs significantly less than natural slate
  • Look of real slate without extensive maintenance
  • Easy application keeps installation costs down
  • Significant property insurance discounts may be available when upgrading or building a roof to protect against hail

Architectural Flexibility

  • Natural appearance of real slate roofing
  • 5/8” thick for enhanced shadow lines
  • Available in 14 standard colors and unlimited custom color options
  • Staggered and offset, random width installations enhance roof texture and depth

Strength & Durability

  • Provides superior durability and protection from extreme weather conditions that include wind, hail, driving rain and heavy snow
  • 22” length provides up to 4” of headlap protection against wind-driven rain and ponding snow melt
  • Significant life cycle savings

Environmental Sustainability

  • Manufactured with approximately 25% postindustrial recycled materials
  • Cool colors contribute to the mitigation of the urban heat island effect

Warranty Options

  • 50-Year Limited Material Warranty standard
  • 50-Year Gold Star Labor & Material Warranty available

Technical Information

  • UL listed Class B fire resistance (UL 790)
  • UL Class 4 impact resistance (UL 2218)
  • UL listed wind resistance to 110 mph (ASTM D3161)
  • Fungus resistant (ASTM G21-09)
  • May contribute to LEED® points
  • Manufactured in strict adherence to ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management

Product Offering

The Empire Niagara Slate product line, including 12″ and 14″ tiles and Hip & Ridge tiles, provides enhanced shadow lines for greater aesthetic appeal. With 9″ and 10″ exposure options, fewer materials and less time are needed for installation.

12" Tiles

Empire Niagara Slate is 5/8” thick allowing for maximum aesthetic appeal. 10″ and 9″ exposure options allow for the creation of unique looks using staggered or random width offset installations.

14" Tiles

The 14″ Empire Niagara Slate tile is 5/8” thick. This added size allows each Empire Niagara Slate 14” tile to cover one square foot of roof deck at the 10” exposure (100 tile/square) while maintaining a minimum 2” of headlap throughout.

Hip & Ridge

Empire Niagara Slate Hip & Ridge is a polymer based ridge tile designed to provide the look of natural stone slate in the ridge and hip portions of the roof. Empire Niagara Slate Hip & Ridge is 22″l x 14″w x 1/4″h and is available in 14 standard colors.

Custom Colors & Marbled Blends

The Empire palette includes 14 standard colors and provides unlimited potential to enhance the beauty of your property. Choose from “wide-range” blends that provide the subtle elegance of one-color multi shade variation or choose completely customized multicolor mixes that create a striking and unique style. EcoStar’s production team can create tiles with unique hues based on samples of material, paint swatches, or Pantone® color numbers that highlight your property.

EcoStar also offers six beautiful marbled blends. Each blend contains 3-5 different marbled tiles offering a unique look for any project. Our blends are also available in solid colors.

Hip & Ridge

Empire Niagara Slate™ Hip & Ridge is a polymer based ridge tile designed to provide the look of natural stone slate in the ridge and hip portions of the roof. Used in conjunction with all Empire Niagara Slate roofing tiles, Empire Niagara Slate Hip & Ridge is manufactured with a state of the art formulation using virgin and recycled polyolefin polymers.

Empire Niagara Slate Hip & Ridge is 14″ wide, 22″ long and 1/4″ thick and is available in fourteen standard colors.

Empire Niagara Slate Hip & Ridge Data Sheet

Downloadable PDF Resources

Click on the links below for detailed information about Empire Niagara Slate.

Accessories

EcoStar offers a wide variety of accessory products to complete our line of roofing products, including Aqua Guard, EcoVent™, Nova Walkway Pads, Glacier Guard, Tile Tape, Versa Shield, and EcoStar Fasteners.

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