A sustainable alternative to slate roofing that doesn’t compromise aesthetics

Slate tiles have been a popular roofing material for centuries, yet the heavy and expensive stone does have some drawbacks. Viking Roofspec champions ‘Viking EcoStar’ — a sustainable, lightweight alternative that looks as good, if not better, than its counterpart.
The EcoStar formula is designed to look like slate, but is made from up to 80% post-industrial recycled materials — and is easily recyclable at the end of its life, too. While the material itself is diverting waste from landfill, Viking Roofspec Pitched Roofing and Technical Specialist Zane Carpenter, says EcoStar’s lightweight nature is another sustainable benefit.
The 550m2 St Andrews Church re-roof project was installed over a two month period using Viking EcoStar Majestic Slate tiles in Midnight Grey.