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Recycled, energy-efficient, roofing hip and ridge tiles with slate look
The newest member of the EcoStar family of premium steep slope roof tiles is the Empire Slate line; it's a sustainable, durable product with recycled content that contributes to an energy-efficient building envelope. Empire Slate hip and ridge tiles come in 12 beautiful muted colors to give an authentic slate look.
Empire Slate performs better than normal slate or asphalt shingles, conserves energy, has a lower carbon footprint and is made in the USA with recycled rubber and plastic. This roofing is designed for harsh climates such as driving wind, hail, falling trees, fire (class A rated) and just about anything nature can deliver.
Empire Slate lasts as long or longer than wood shake, metal, clay tile, slate or concrete roofing, and has a 50-year warranty to back it up. It's also more durable than these other roofing materials in terms of resistance to freeze-thaw, denting from hail, breakage from falling trees or from contractors working on the roof. In addition, repairs, although rarely needed, are far easier and less expensive.
EcoStar has developed a new formulation for roof tiles to achieve both a high Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) performance and low emissivity. This feature is available for three colors: Saratoga Sunset, Sea Salt and Drifting Dunes. In the warmer climates, both homes and commercial buildings are subject to thermal gain in daylight hours. The SRI of the Empire Shake tiles reduces this gain by reflecting the sun’s heat energy back into space, as opposed to being absorbed by the building envelope. The low emissivity rating works in the opposite way, allowing buildings to retain their heat energy in night time hours and reducing the Urban Heat Island effect.
Hip and Ridge tiles: see Accessories tab above
How to calculate prices: On the Specs tab you'll see how many linear feet per bundle. Then go to Add to Cart in the right hand margin and enter the number of bundles and other details. Please call 800.405.0222 for assistance.
EcoStar has outdone themselves by adding critical energy efficient features to their popular recycled roofing tile. Aesthetically speaking, the color palette is extraordinary.
If you're thinking about clay tile, slate, concrete or metal roofing, talk to your neighbors first to find out the truth about actual costs of installation and repair — if they'll admit it. Don't forget the extra costs of structural engineering, rubber membranes and highly skilled labor. Working on a traditional slate, concrete or metal roof to repair a fallen tree or to install a solar panel, chimney or satellite dish is not only risky but very expensive as well.
Recycled rubber tile is virtually indestructible and impervious to the elements, plus it looks like real slate. It requires no special engineering and installs with less expensive labor. Working on this roof to repair damages is far less risky and results in less damage to the trades-person and to the roof.
Features & benefits
Durable — resists freeze-thaw, denting and decay; Class-4 impact resistance
Authentic — 3/8" thick looks like slate
Upscale appearance — 12 muted colors to match most color palettes
Energy-efficient — high Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) and low emissivity saves energy on several "cool" style colors (Saratoga Sunset, Sea Salt, Drifting Dunes)
Flexible warranty — available with either a 70-mph or 110-mph wind warranty
Fire-safe — available in Class-C or Class-A fire rating; may reduce insurance costs
Long-lasting — available with a 50-year Gold Star or Limited Materials Warranty
Optional exposures — may be installed to reveal either 7", 6 1/2" or 6"
Eco-friendly — made in the USA from 80% post-industrial recycled rubber and plastic; lower carbon footprint; no odor
This item description was written by Joel Hirshberg
Alert: Must remove all existing roofing prior to installation. Roof deck must be a minimum of 1/2" plywood, 7/16" OSB, or 3/4" tongue and groove wood. Not recommended for slopes less than 3/12. Use 7" exposure for roofs with 3/12 to 6/12. Use 7" or 8" for roofs > 6/12. Empire shake comes with shade variation in each pallet and contractor must blend tiles from different pallets to insure consistency. Installation must be done in temperatures above 45°F.
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