Centennial Slate is the most realistic
slate-look shingle in the market.
new technology invented by Certainteed allows specific color to be
applied to each shingle tab individually with a precision previously
only found in nature. Centennial Slate replicates the true look of
blended slate with uncanny accuracy, but at a fraction of the cost and
After a century of setting and surpassing the highest
standards in the roofing industry, Certainteed presents its crowning
achievement: Centennial Slate. This new shingle is the first in a new
generation of asphalt roofing shingles made possible by this new
patented color application system.
Where most shingle colours are added to the top of
shingles in a manner similar to "Seeding the grass" with a random
overall colour spread, Centennial Slate colours are precisely placed on
each tab. This creates an individual piece look just like real slate,
especially with the authentic blended slate colours selected by
Certainteed for their palette of blends and colours. The size and scale
of each Centennial Slate tab is also similar to real slate thus adding
to the realism.
The basic format of this shingle is designed as a
"Super Shangle". This is a patented and ingenious design in which two
full-sized 18" x 36" base shingles are laminated together to
simulate the profile of natural slate, providing FOUR FULL LAYERS of
weather protection when installed. This "Super Shangle" design was
awarded Consumer Reports No.1 Rated shingle in 2003, for Certainteed's
And to ensure this handsome profile endures
unblemished, a special formulation of copper granules within this
shingle protects your roof for a full 15 years against the streaking and
discoloration that can be caused by air-borne algae.
With Centennial Slate looking this good we often question why one
would select some of the synthetic or plastic slates which are often
double the price of this Super Shangle, but often those synthetic slates
do not provide the architectural drama of this exciting shingle.
Fiberglass shingles such as the Centennial Slate are easily installed,
and will save the consumer hundreds of dollars per "roofing square"
installed. Many of the synthetic slates are mono-toned and thin thereby
not equating to the look of the Centennial Slate.
The exception to the above statement would be a plastic slate called
DaVinci Slate which has an amazing realistic likeness to real slate, and
it also has pre-blended colours with multi-size widths. But again one
will pay around $200 more per square for the DaVinci on the materials
alone, and with labour you can almost double the difference.
So if you want the realism of authentic quarried slate in blended
colours like real slate can have, and if you do not have a "Rockefeller"
budget to install the real slate, we suggest taking a hard look at
Certainteed's Centennial Slate for a durable and compelling roof.