Empire Slate: Synthetic Slate Roofing

The Traditional Beauty of Slate with the Durability and Proven Protection of a Synthetic

An affordable and environmentally-friendly alternative to natural slate, EcoStar’s Empire Slate™ captures the traditional beauty of slate roof tiles while providing the durability and proven protection of a synthetic. Empire Slate is manufactured with 25% post-industrial recycled content to create a lightweight and environmentally responsible alternative to natural slate. Empire tiles are proven to protect against the most extreme elements such as rain, hail, snow, fire, extreme temperatures change and UV sunlight.

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Product Information

Committed to preserving natural resources, EcoStar’s Empire Slate is manufactured from a proprietary compound of recycled content which creates long lasting durability while providing superior protection against extreme weather conditions. Available in 14 standard colors, and unlimited custom color options, Empire Slate offers endless possibilities to achieve the beauty of natural slate at a fraction of the cost. Class A fire resistance (UL 790) is standard, making Empire Slate an exceptional choice for any commercial or residential roof.

The increasing awareness of the effects of climate change on the ecosystem and the economy continues to influence standards for environmental responsibility. Empire Slate offers a solution to the obstacles imposed by escalating regulations on building practices and can provide significant cost savings on roof maintenance expenses, cooling expenses and property insurance.

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  • Less than half the weight of natural slate
  • Significant property insurance discounts may be available when upgrading or building a roof to protect against hail
  • Cool colors help reduce energy used by air conditioning units, typically resulting in energy savings between 10-30%

Architectural Flexibility

  • Designer Series tiles can be blended together to add personal style to your home
  • Staggered and offset installations accentuate roof texture and depth
  • Available in 14 standard colors and unlimited custom color options
  • Enhance the historical look in both residential and commercial buildings

Strength & Durability

  • Provides superior durability and protection from extreme weather conditions that include wind, hail and driving rain
  • Significant life cycle savings

Environmental Sustainability

  • Manufactured with 25% post-industrial recycled plastics
  • Cool colors contribute to the mitigation of the urban heat island effect

Warranty Options

  • 50-Year Limited Material Warranty available
  • 50-Year Gold Star Labor & Material Warranty available
  • 110 mph Wind Warranty available

Technical Information

  • UL listed Class A fire resistance (UL 790)
  • UL Class 4 impact resistance (UL 2218)
  • Wind resistance to 110 mph (ASTM D3161)
  • Prolonged UV Exposure (ASTM G155)
  • UL Evaluation Report, AC07-UL ER18920-01
  • Fungus resistant (ASTM G21-09)
  • Miami-Dade County, Florida NOA No. 23-0601.01
  • Texas Dept. of Insurance Evaluation (RC-420)
  • Manufactured in strict adherence to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management

Product Offering

Many unique shapes and designs have been seen in slate roofing throughout history. EcoStar offers Empire Slate in five tile shapes, along with Hip & Ridge, for endless opportunities to create unique and custom designs for any residential or commercial project. Whether your design calls for a traditional Georgian, modern bungalow, or contemporary ranch, our Empire tile line has the perfect combination of options to enhance the personality of your architectural style.

12" Traditional

The classic look of the 12″ Traditional tile provides beauty and architectural appeal to any building.

10" Traditional

The same look and appeal of the 12″ Traditional in a smaller size for additional customization.

Beaver Tail

The rounded look makes this classic slate tile perfect for designing unique roof patterns or creating a true carriage house appeal.

Beveled Edge

The look of scalloped edges in a hexagonal pattern makes beveled edge tiles a classic. This rare style can be intermixed with traditional slate tiles or used separately for historical applications.

Chisel Point

Chisel Point tiles form a beautiful diamond pattern on the roof, reminiscent of European roof designs

Hip & Ridge

Empire Slate Hip and Ridge is designed to provide the look of natural stone slate in the ridge and hip portions of the roof. Tiles are 18″l x 12″w x 1/4″h and available in 14 standard colors.

Random Width Blend

Empire Slate Random-Width Blend is an even blend of 6”, 9” and 12” synthetic slate tiles, which provides unparalleled beauty. An even number of each size tile is included in every bundle for ease of installation on-site. These synthetic slate tiles combine the strength and durability of EcoStar’s traditional product lines with the added benefit of multiple widths.

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