Want a Slate Roof Look on a Budget? Try Synthetic Roofing

Slate and terra cotta are beautiful roofing options, but very expensive roofing options. Even if you could dish out the money for them, why wouldn’t you want to save it for other home improvements? You could also replace your siding with the money you save by opting out of slate or terra cotta. But if you want the look, just not the price tag, there is a solution.


Synthetic roofing is a slate look-alike budget roof option available for a fraction of the cost of a true slate roof. It has the appeal of a slate roof without the intimidating price tag. Saving money on your roof leaves you extra money for other improvements you can make to your home. Or, save the money for something special. All that matters is synthetic roofing talks the talk and walks the walk with less damage to your wallet!

Keep reading for more information on synthetic roofing, and why it might be the best option for you.

Why Choose Synthetic Roofing?

The benefits of synthetic roofing are many. Besides it being a money-saving budget roof, there are plenty more reasons to choose a synthetic roof:

  • Light Material. Synthetic roofing is made from a composite of plastic and rubber. This combination is even lighter than asphalt shingles. Why is that important? Because not all roofs can support the heavy weight of real slate shingles, especially on older homes. Most roofs can handle synthetic roofing, given how little it weighs.
  • Color variety. Sure, real slate comes in a few different colors, but the variety offered by synthetic roofing is far greater. You’ll be able to pick the exact color you desire with synthetic, instead of settling for the closest thing.
  • The rubber and plastic mixture that makes up synthetic roofing is extremely durable. This is great for the longevity of your roof, and you won’t have to worry about replacing your roofing any time soon.

While slate roofs are attractive and reputable, their benefits differ from synthetic roofing. Synthetic offers a similar look, with lighter and more affordable material, in more colors, with impressive durability. When you look at it that way, you can see why synthetic roofing is a wonderful alternative to a true slate roof.

If you need a new roof, consider synthetic roofing as a great budget roof option available.

Synthetic Roofing in Maryland

Founded in 1988, Topper Construction has quickly grown to become one of the largest roofing and siding contractors in the Mid-Atlantic region thanks to our commitment to providing clients with quality work at a competitive price. We install the full range of synthetic roofing from CertainTeed, DaVinci, and EcoStar, giving you a wide variety to choose from.

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For immediate assistance or questions about synthetic roofing, please call 301-874-0220. We are headquartered in Frederick, Maryland with a satellite office in Pittsburgh to help us better serve you, our customers. We proudly service areas throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware.

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