If you’re looking for the incredible aesthetics of natural quarried slate roofing and want to avoid costly substructure modifications required to handle the extreme weight of slate tiles, the Old World Slate is the revolutionary composite slate tile for you.

Product Profile

With a 1″ profile, the slate polymer tile has the volume of traditional slate roof tiles with a fraction of the weight. This allows for less expensive shipping costs and east of installation. The Old World Slate shingles have the thickest synthetic slate roof profile available. The 1″ thick profile of this product creates beautiful colour exposure and an unsurpassed durability.


The Old World Slate tiles are made of recycled plastics (polymer) and other fully sustainable materials. Natural slate tile is fragile and requires lots of attention throughout the years. Chips or cracks can lead to costly repairs, and finding a colour match for replacement slate shingles is next to impossible. Our Old World Slate roofing shingles are Class 4 impact rated (the highest in the industry) and hail warrantied. The Old World Slate is also available in Class A or Class C fire rating.

Colour & Design Options

Arendale Slate

Atlantic Slate

Cottage Slate

Deep Green Slate

Gray Slate

Light Arendale Slate

Onyx Slate

Victorian Slate

Washington Slate

Welsh Slate

*Custom Colors Available

Product Specifications

Specifications for Brava Old World Slate shingles recommend exposure at 10″ but this may be adjusted to a lower measurement if desired or if a staggered application is used to achieve a rustic appearance.

Class AClass C


Weight/Piece (lb.)2.96 ± 0.12.85 ± 0.1


Height24″ ± ⅛”

24″ ± ⅛”

Width12 ⅛” ± ⅛”12 ⅛” ± ⅛”
Lb./Pallet1700 approx1700 approx
Fire RatingClass AClass C
Impact RatingClass 4Class 4



14” Length x 12” Width

Starter old world slate

The cavity back starter is used to provide the proper cant at the eave line for the first row of slate.


16″ Length x 6″ x 5-5/8″ Width

Hip & ridge trim allows for a professional finished look on hips and along the ridge. At least a three inch overlap should be maintained during installation.


22 ⅞” ± ⅛” Length x 12 ⅛” ± ⅛” Width

Starter old world slate

The solid tile accessory which is exclusive to Brava Roof Tile products assures a realistic appearance at the gables and assists with easier installation for open valleys.


Our composite roof tiles achieve and in some cases surpass the authentic, aesthetic look and beauty of their natural counterparts.


Our products have undergone extensive testing and received 3rd part certifications for the highest levels of wind, fire, and hail and are backed by a 50-year limited warranty


Made of recycled and recyclable material, we turn plastic destined for the landfill into a beautiful and durable roof that itself is fully recyclable.


Our composite tiles can be made in any color. Our patented multi-coloring process allow for each tile to have a blend of colors with coloration through the entire tile.


Our lightweight design means our products can be installed on any roof without any costly structural modifications or special tools.