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How to match an old 100 year slate roof

Posted By On 18 Apr 2018

How to match old slate roof

Trying to match a 100 year old slate roof with new slate is never easy. When requested, we send a full range of colors exhibiting weathering characteristics to show roofing contractors, architects and building owners what they can expect to see with these natural slate colors.

Samples showing the differences of slate roof tile

North Country Unfading Mottled Purple and Green is a premium quality roofing slate. Picture above, shows the varying shades of burgundy with inclusions of green. No two pieces are the same, which is why this is a popular color choice for a multi-colored slate roof.

Samples of semi-weathering gray green slates showing the color variation

Pictured above, is our North Country Semi-Weathering (Sea) Green which is a premium Gray/Green quality roofing slate. A percentage of these slates will weather over time to tones of buff and brown. These slates are frequently used as the base color for multi-colored slate roofs.

Samples of color variation of unfading green slate roof shingles

Pictured above is our North Country Unfading Green which is one of the most popular roofing slate tiles. Produced in Vermont, S-1 rated roofing slate, this unfading green slate can be used alone or blended into a multi-colored slate roof. In some cases, it is used to create a slate roof pattern.

Old slate roof

New unfading black mansard slate roof

Great example of an old mansard slate roof replaced with our Canadian unfading black  slate roof tiles. We supplied our medium textured slates for this re-roof.  North Country Unfading Black Medium Textured slates exhibit a range in thickness (1/4″ to 3/8″) and textured providing more definition to the appearance of a slate roof.  A medium textured slate’s weight will vary from 950 to 1,000 pounds per square. This high quality natural slate roofing material is offered at an economical price and available on a first-come, first-serve basis when in stock.

For help matching an old slate roof, please contact our sales office at Toll Free: 1-800-975-2835.  A CSI 3-part roofing specification is available on our website. Samples are available on request.

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