F-Wave shingles were designed and developed in Texas where over 500 hail storms a year is the primary reason for roof replacements, Colorado as well. For years there was nothing available in the marketplace that could survive these brutal hail storms and asphalt roofs were being replaced on a regular basis. That is until F-wave invented it!
F-wave shingles are the most innovative roofing shingle to hit the market in years. They are a beautiful mix of key features from asphalt, cedar and slate, but without their unfortunate drawbacks.
What is F-Wave Made of?
F-Wave is a new type of shingle based upon a tried-and-true commercial roofing material, TPO thermoplastic polyolefin. This synthetic rubber is then mixed with steel to bring you a new standard in the roofing industry designed to withstand just about anything! F-Wave has no stones or asphalt granules to lose, which also means this product is incredibly lightweight.
What Are the Key Features of F-Wave?
- Tough Single-Piece Construction (No delaminated layers or adhesive failures)
- Lightweight, roughly 20% lighter than asphalt
- Green & Sustainable Design
- No Stones or Asphalt granules
- Absorbs & transfers less heat than asphalt shingles
- Has a Self-Healing Property
- Class 4 Hail Rated (with warranted coverage)
- 130 MPH Wind Rated (with warranted coverage), Classic Slate 150 MPH Rated
- Class A Fire Rated (with warranted coverage)
- Resistant to Cracking & Fading (with warranted coverage)
- 50 Year Warranty
What Styles Are Available With F-Wave?
- Designer Slate – American Blends – 3 Colors
- Designer Slate – Estate Series Collection – 4 Colors
- Classic Slate – 2 Colors
- Hand Split Shake Collection – 3 Colors
Are F-Wave Shingles Worth It?
Lightweight, tough single-piece construction, resistant to cracking, no asphalt granules, Class A fire rating, Class IV impact rating, 130-mph wind rated and 50-year warranty. For the right homeowners, F-Wave shingles are absolutely worth it!
And because they’re resistant to UV rays and feature a smart self-healing feature, they’ll last longer than traditional shingles.
Cedar Shingle Roof or F-Wave Synthetic Hand Split Shake Roof?
Here in Massachusetts real Cedar roofs have been around for years and are still very prevalent along the coast. Cedar looks beautiful at first, but as it ages and moss and algae covers the roof, that beauty quickly fades. And the price? Cedar has always been expensive, but since Covid the price has literally gone through the roof, if you can get it.
This is where F-Wave literally blows away the competition.
In addition to being designed for durability, longevity, and easy installation, F-Wave shingles are also available in a wide variety of Natural colors in their Hand-Split Shake Collection. Now couldn’t be a better time to ditch real Cedar and move to something more sustainable and longer lasting.
Traditional Slate Roof or F-Wave Synthetic Slate Roof?
Slate roofing tiles are made from metamorphic rock and come in two options: hard slate and soft slate. Hard slate is the strongest type of slate, and more durable than soft slate. While it is durable and long lasting, slate is only an option when you have large roof areas and a structure that can hold the extra weight. Slate weighs anywhere between 800 – 1500 pounds per square (100sf) and is also fragile and difficult to replace and install.
If you have a more modest roof size and a structure not designed for the added weight, synthetic slate roofing is really your best option. At a mere 206 pounds/square (100sf) F-Wave won’t break your homes back or your piggy bank either. F-Wave is durable, easy to install, extremely lightweight with much less maintenance.