Synthetic (Rubber) Slate Tile
Synthetic slate shingles are a surprisingly convincing stand-in for natural slate, but this material is made from engineered polymers combined with recycled plastic and rubber. From the bottom, it is often virtually impossible to differentiate this engineered roofing from natural slate. and artificial slate is sort of lightweight, making it a viable option for houses that can’t support the heavyweight of natural slate.
Synthetic slate roofing typically costs $6 to $12, installed. Although not as durable as true stone, synthetic slate usually comes with a really good warranty—up to 50 years.