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Click on (enlarge) above to see a prototype example of this style of shingles. Photo provided by Bruce DeYoung.
These laser-cut simulated Square-Cut Slate Shingles come two (2) sheets to a package.
If you select the adhesive backing, the strips are permanent self-adhesive - just peel and stick.
With a light painting of alcohol/India ink solution, the shingles take on a nice aged appearance - use a bit more, get more aging - it's up to you. Check the product photo - half is stained, half is not.
NOTE: The package contains sheets of laser-cut strips of shingles that need to be layered up - just like real shingles. These are not pre-layered sheets.
Shingles are laser-cut from a heavy wood fiber content paper and resemble wood or asphalt shingles very well.
Each package contains two (2) sheets that measure 4" wide by 6" long - approximately 46 square inches of material. With a 50% overlap, the two (2) sheets cover approximately 23 square inches of roofing area.
These Square-Cut Slate Shingles were typically installed as shown in the prototype photo - several rows of square cut and then several rows of fish scale cut, alternating up the roof.
The Slate Gray color will best represent real slate shingles, although other colors may look great too.
Updated color chips; we've added some new colors for you to choose from !
If you've ordered a specific color of roofing before, that "color name" has not changed, so you may order it again and expect to receive the same color.
(But please note, there is some slight color variation from packet to packet from the vendor source for this material.)
You may be wondering, "what's the difference between 'Slate Gray' and 'Slate'".
There is just a subtle difference in these colors. The Slate Gray selection is the color that's been included in our color chart for several years - it's truly a gray color.
The new Slate color selection has a very subtle hint of green in the gray - a natural slate stone color.
Be sure to also purchase the D5016 HO Scale Ridge Caps and Starter Strips Sheet to start off and finish your shingle installation in the same color as your shingles.