Vermont Slate Panel Loc is our most realistic slate look to date. It has a rich textured surface and edge detail that accurately duplicates the detail of real slate but without the weight or expense associated with real slate. It is a 5-section panel with a 9” exposure to-the-weather and is designed to install faster than any other premium roofing product. It also features our new (patent pending) butt edge locking system found on the Beaumont Shake Panel Loc which gives it superior wind performance versus other roofing materials. The butt edge is ½” thick and comes in the same convenient panel form (40” wide by 20” high) as our Vermont Slate HP and Beaumont Shake Panel Loc offering. It is covered by a 2” diameter (or less) hail damage warranty for 50 years. It is competitively positioned between asphalt shingles and other premium roofing options such as slate, wood, metal and synthetic/plastic composite roofing.