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Roof pitch diagram showing various slopes

What pitch for a slate roof?

Posted By On 12 Oct 2017

The slope of a roof is often referred to as the roof’s pitch. Generally a slate roof is not installed on a pitch less than 4:12. Read More

Slate roof tile trimmed to a bogen slate

What size are slate roof tiles?

Posted By On 3 Oct 2017
Slate roof tiles can range in size from 12” (length) x 6” (wide) up to 24” (length) x 12” (wide).  Special sizes such as slate-and-a-half can be ordered to reach into valleys, gable ends, hips and dormers. Read More
Roofing Slate quarry showing open cut slate benches

How roofing slate is produced

Posted By On 18 Sep 2017
North American natural roofing slate is produced in Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Newfoundland and Quebec. Depending on the location of the quarry will determine the color of slate. Read More
Unfading Red slate roof at Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, BC

Unfading Red Roofing Slate at Craigdarroch Castle...

Posted By On 22 Aug 2017
Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, British Columbia was built between 1887 to 1890 for wealthy Vancouver Island coal tycoon / Scottish immigrant Robert Dunsmuir. Read More
North Country Unfading Black roofing slate installed on house as siding

Natural Slate Siding for commercial and...

Posted By On 16 Aug 2017
For years European countries have used slate as a natural siding because of its appearance and longevity.  North American architects that specify natural, eco-friendly products should consider slate siding when designing a home that’s built to last. Read More

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