Advanced technology makes genuine slate and handcrafted clay tiles attainable for all projects

Why Replace?

Centuries-Old Craftsmanship on Today’s Homes

Most homeowners trust the beauty and longevity of genuine materials. The attraction and lifespan of authentic slate and handcrafted flat slab clay tiles are undeniable and can be seen on homes and structures around the world… If you are considering a cedar shake roof replacement for your home or business, but have thought that genuine slate roof costs or handcrafted clay tile costs were out of reach, think again.

Old-world charm achievable on today's homes and businesses

Why replace a cedar shake or synthetic roof with Genuine Roof Systems?

  • SlateTec® and TileTec® are lighter weight! With SlateTec, you can upgrade to genuine slate without the concern normally associated with traditional structural support requirements. TileTec can also be up to 40% lighter and does require an engineer’s report; minor restructuring may or may not be needed
  • Competitively priced: Compared to inferior, faux synthetics, which can look like plastic, Genuine Roof Systems® are similar in cost with twice the lifespan
  • Return on investment: The value of a home increases with the proper installation of a real slate or clay tile roof because of the longevity of products
  • Aesthetics: Genuine slate and clay tiles age beautifully, where cedar shakes wear out, grow mold and moss, and ultimately leak
  • Maintenance: With a Genuine Roof Systems roof, maintenance is minimal; cedar shake and synthetic roofs require maintenance to repair damaged and curling shakes which result in roof leaks
  • Durability: Slate is stone—it tolerates weather and seasonal change with ease and is impervious to fungus and mold, as is handcrafted clay tile; cedar shakes are not and need to be treated with harsh chemicals, such as fire retardant and fungicide
  • Easy installation: No reengineering or restructuring of roof is needed when replacing your existing cedar or synthetic roof with SlateTec; TileTec does require an engineer’s report and some minor restructuring may or may not be needed
  • Environmental impact: A Genuine Roof Systems roof will have a lower impact on the environment compared to cedar shakes and synthetics, largely due to its long life, which is beneficial to landfills

Cedar Shake Roof Replacement Video

This video discusses the Genuine Roof Systems process, including information on why our products are the best solution for weight-challenged roofs. It also shows a cedar shake roof being replaced with genuine Vermont slate.

Simple Perfection is Within Reach

Cedar shake and SlateTec tile roof comparison

Beautiful real slate and handcrafted clay tile roofs for all homes. Do you love the aesthetics of genuine slate or handcrafted flat slab clay tile roofs, but think they’re too expensive or heavy for your property? Traditionally installed natural materials are quite expensive and the weight limitations rule out most modern homes. Fortunately, Genuine Roof Systems have made the previously unattainable both affordable and achievable in all homes

Genuine Roof Systems®

Genuine Roof Systems offer natural sophistication. From replacement roofs to new construction, our patented roofing system eliminates roughly 40% of materials needed in a traditional installation. This simple combination of our interlayment system and genuine materials makes for a roof that is easy to install, lighter weight, and cost-effective. And, our impressive warranties give you additional peace of mind that your most treasured asset is protected for a lifetime. We’re proud to offer you a free consultation. Click here to tell us about your project. No roofing contractor? We will work with you to find a reputable contractor in your area.
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