Can my existing cedar shake roof structure support a genuine slate roof?

Yes, using the SlateTec Roofing System, your existing cedar shake roof structure can support a genuine slate roof.

Nearly any roof can be upgraded from a cedar shake roof to a SlateTec slate roof without structural changes because the SlateTec Roofing System uses less slate. In fact, SlateTec roofs weigh about 40% less than standard slate installations. Technically, the total weight of the slate using the SlateTec installation method is about 6 pounds per square foot.

 

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Another cedar shake roof on its way to the land fill making way for a SlateTec genuine slate roof.

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This roof has been upgraded from cedar shakes to a SlateTec Roofing System slate roof.

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