#Slate #roof - an attractive example of multi-tonal slate with a variety of shades running through it.

an attractive example of multi-tonal slate with a variety of shades running through it.

Tesla Slate Solar Roof Tiles

Last week, on the set of Desperate Housewives, SolarCity and Tesla announced the development of solar roofs, or fully functional roofs that also happy to generate solar power.

Made from plastic to look like ½-inch-thick slate, this crack-proof synthetic version costs about half as much as the real thing, and installation is faster, saving on labor. Can replace a roof that currently has asphalt shingles without the need for any additional structural support. Shown: The European blend uses a mix of gray to dark-violet shingles for a look commonly used around the 1840s. Starting at $2.85 per square foot; DaVinci Roofscapes

20 Easy Ways to Get Old-House Charm

Elegant and attractive, slate's unfailing beauty is paralleled only by the cost of installing and maintaining it: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/exteriors/roofs/roof-designs-styles/?socsrc=bhgpin020815sophisticatedslate&page=10

Roof Designs and Styles

Exterior Color Scheme - the brick was painted a subtle “chameleon” (green-brown-gray) hue that complements the slate roof in a blend of color tones. so soothing and beautiful.

Exciting news in the world of green energy and living!  Tesla just announced their new solar roofing tiles.  They are as attractive as slate and lower cost than a traditional roof when combined with projected utility bill savings.

Exciting news in the world of green energy and living! Tesla just announced their new solar roofing tiles. They are as attractive as slate and lower cost than a traditional roof when combined with projected utility bill savings.

I love this look...French country...old stone, brick trim above doors, color scheme...would love to make our house have a kind of "old world, French country" feel and look to it. Is that possible?:

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How to Roof With Recycled Rubber and Plastic That Looks Like Slate

Recycled rubber roofs may be dusted with slate powder to provide a more authentic look.

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