Inspire Synthetic Slate Roofing
Since we were able to find so little feedback from people who had used the various synthetic slate products on their homes, I thought I'd post our experiences now that we've completed the installation of ours.
The product was easy, though time consuming to apply. A power nailer would have sped up the project, but my DH (being quite fanatical) insisted we hand nail. It is definitely more costly than asphalt shingles, and since we didn't have to pay someone to install it, was in our budget. We love the way it looks with the old brick exterior.
Ours shown in the photo is the green/black blend, but they offer both blended and solid colors. If anyone would like more info, I'd be happy to respond.