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- Product Code: TAP-1435-1018
- Manufacturer Code: 031909 804_X100
- Package Type: Parcel S
- Shopping Category: Hardware > Building Materials > Roofing > Roofing Shingles & Tiles
Synthetic Slate Roof Tiles from Tapco (100 Pack)
(Choice of colour available)
Tough and lightweight imitation roof slate!
Pack of 100, synthetic roof tiles with the authentic appearance of natural slate. Tapco Slate is a lighter, tougher, unbreakable alternative to natural slate, and is also easier to work with.
Moulded from casts of natural slate, they provide an authentic texture that looks amazing - year after year, with the advantage that they do not crack, curl or fade. Designed with a curvature, called InFlex, to provide a secure and watertight fit that resists uplift and winds up to 110mph.
Installs Quickly, Looks Great, Lasts Long
Available in a range of different colours, these faux roofing tiles give homeowners, designers and architects the freedom to express.
Blended from dolomite limestone and polypropylene, they are over 50% lighter and much less fragile than natural slate, so easier to handle too.
Being tougher, they can be walked on during installation, without risk of cracking. This fact alone can reduce wastage by 15%. They're also easy to cut and fit, so quick to install.
It's no wonder that roofing contractors love to work with them.
Features & Benefits
- Lightweight - just 12kg/m² so easy to handle and needs less support
- Authentic appearance - real slate moulds and random textures
- Uplift resistance - built-in InFlex camber for tighter fit
- Consistent size - no need to sort tiles by thickness
- Easy preparation - easy to cut and no need to drill
- Faster fitting - nail, exposure and spacing markings
- Super strong - wont crack/break if dropped or walked on
- Non-fading - protection against fading under sunlight
- Lifetime warranty - fit with confidence
- Low-Pitch use - can use on roofs as low as 14°
- Complete system - compatible ridge tiles, top caps and breathable membrane
- BBA amp; BS Certified - complies with BS476 Part 3 - an AA fire rating is achieved for insulation on boarded roofs
- 100% Recyclable - conserve natural resources and reduce landfill
Special Features of Tapco Slate
- Centre Line - quick positioning of tile
- Exposure Gauge - overlap consistently
- Horizontal Spacers - space evenly across batten
- Nail Targets - fix easily with no need to drill. Markings for Half-Slate cuts included
|Colour||Steel Grey (formerly Pewter Grey)|
|Size||295mm x 445mm x 5mm (11.6" x 17.5" x 0.19")|
|Weight||Nominal 0.65 Kg|
|Material||Recyclable blend of limestone and polypropylene|
|Batten Size||38mm x 25mm (1.5" x 1")|
|Pitch||14° to 90°|
|Fixing||Large-headed galvanised steel nails - 30mm (1.5") by 2.5mm (0.1") using hammer or nail gun.
Aluminium or Copper nails may also be used but driving them through the slate may cause bending.
Longer 76mm (3") nail required for fixing ridge and hips
|Cutting||Fine-toothed handsaw, jigsaw, circular saw, or sharp utility blade|
|Storage/Temperature||Must be conditioned at a temperature no lower than 7° for 24 hours prior to use.
May be installed in temperatures as low as 0° but must be hand fastened.
Tapco recommends fastening with a pneumatic gun in temperatures above 7°
|Pack Size||100 Slates (4 x bundles of 25)|
The material and the moulded markings on each slate make fitting Tapco Synthetic Tile a dream. Comprehensive fitting instructions are available if required and the following table will help judge the quantity of tile required.
|14 to 22.5° (fully boarded)||6" (152mm)||22 per m2|
|22.5 to 25° (fully boarded, or felt and batten)||6" (152mm)||22 per m2|
|25 to 27.5° (fully boarded, or felt and batten)||6.5" (165mm)||20 per m2|
|27.5 to 30° (fully boarded, or felt and batten)||7" (178mm)||19 per m2|
|Over 30° (fully boarded, or felt and batten)||7.5" (191mm)||18 per m2|