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Why choose Tapco Slate?

Updated: Nov 22, 2019

Slate roofing has been desired for many years due to its durability and beauty. With authentic surfaces and edges, Tapco Slate has the traditional character of slate, whilst at the same time enhancing the performance of the roof through modern technology and innovative design. However unlike natural slate, Tapco Slate won't break or delaminate.

Tapco Slate is lightweight and virtually indestructible. The classic slate gives roofs a natural, non-repeated look, just like natural slate but at a quarter of the weight, saving costs on materials and installation times.

The product is designed for easy installation. Spacer tabs and centre marks eliminate the need to estimate keyway spacing. Nail/screw target provides fastener support to the deck surface. All dimensions are consistent from tile to tile. With Tapco slate there is no sorting, clipping or drilling.

Not only is it easy to install and easy to cut and shape, it also comes with a 40-year warranty giving both you and your customer piece of mind.

Tapco Slate is created with state-of-the-art moulds cast from real slate to capture genuine peaks, plateaus and curves, producing a unique natural slate appearance on each tile.

Tapco Slate is BBA Certified and fully tested to BBA standards, including fire, wind, driven snow & rain, and water absorption. The product’s camber design provides tight surface contact at the leading edge against wind and rain. Tapco does not ‘‘flap in the wind’’, crack or delaminate.

Advanced composite polymer blend ‘UV’ inhibitors, blockers and absorbers, achieving an extremely low-maintenance product. The ‘UV’ package allows the tile to weather evenly, just like natural slate.

Colours are vibrant and controlled by using a blend of 100% virgin resins and limestone. The colour is blended in during the forming process making it a much more natural colour. All colours are consistent from bundle-to-bundle, pallet-to-pallet, and therefore job-to-job.

Colour-through design and UV stabilisation ensure “stay-true” richness for traditional colours such as Pewter Grey, Plum, bold tones like Brick Red and unique selections such as Moss Green and Grey/Black blended tiles. The colours look stunning on their own or as multiple mixed colours to turn a roof into a work of art.

If your customers prefer the look of slate but without the higher cost, Tapco Slate is the perfect solution.

Companies or tradesmen wanting to know more can give us a call on 01226 890 890 or drop us an email at

Tapco Installation guides can be found here

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