TruSlate is an affordable, high quality slate roofing system by GAF Materials Corporation. This patented system combines genuine hand-split slate and an innovative installation procedure to produce attractive and enduring slate roofing at a significant cost and weight savings.
With traditional slate roof installations, shingles overlap, leaving a significant portion of the slate covered and invisible. The TruSlate System eliminates overlapping, using a stainless steel hangar and batten system to lock slates into place and UnderBlock™ UV and Moisture Barrier to protect against moisture intrusion. This process not only reduces the number of shingles; it lowers material costs and removes excess weight from the roof. Removing the excess weight can reduce costs further by reducing the need for structural modification.
The TruSlate system from GAF-Elk can make your dream of owning a genuine slate roof a reality. The TruSlate system features:
- Real hand-split quarried slate
(not a synthetic imitation)
- An ingenious installation system
(that typically eliminates the expensive structural modifications that old-fashioned slate requires)
- An affordable price
(often comparable to the cost of the cheap imitations)
GAF-ELK TruSlate Photos
Available Color Options
Onyx Black slates can add a dramatic contrast to any home. The subtle variations in tone create a truly understated elegance.
When selecting this (or any) color, be sure to see samples under different lighting conditions. The reflective properties of Onyx Black slate tend to produce a lighter appearance in direct sunlight and darker shades in afternoon and evening light.
Sunset is a unique,naturally occurring blend with a broad spectrum of colors. Individual slates may vary from grey to beige, gold, and rust. All of these colors combine to create a beautiful mosaic of warm earth tones.
Besides being one of our most popular colors, Sunset is also a rare combination that you can’t get from most other slate suppliers!
Greystone works well with many exterior color schemes. It is especially suitable for those who are seeking a low-contrast, neutral grey roof. Also, full sunlight tends to make Greystone look much lighter due to its reflective nature..
Mystic Grey complements most architectural styles and serves as a perfect base slate for blending. Compared to Greystone, Mystic Grey tends to have more contrast, as well as a somewhat greenish tint.
Eco Green is a slate with a variety of greenish tones which include green, blue-green, and yellow. The result is a roof with a varied, elegant look.
Like all of the colors depicted in this catalog, the look of Eco Green is affected by the amount and type of sunlight that hits the roof.