Today I will discuss something that can either be very funny or very sad, depends on the eye of the beholder. Let me explain some of the facts about fake roofing slates. Nowadays it is possible to find artificial or synthetic “slate” shingles, usually made of asphalt, rubber, plastic…anything but stone. Of course, companies that sell these products have their right to do it, and if you want to install these materials on your house, that is your decision too. But there are some things I would like to comment about these materials.