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Natural Slate Siding for commercial and residential construction

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.

North Country Unfading Black roofing slate installed on house as siding

Although the initial cost may seem expensive, one should consider the life span of natural slate and its benefits.  Some of the benefits of slate siding are:

Quebec Slate House with North Country Unfading Black roofing slate installed as slate siding

In most cases, slate siding is installed with a 2-inch headlap and typically smaller slates, therefore smaller exposure. Attention to the layout is important to ensure course exposures are consistent. Just like a roof installation and underlayment, cant and starter course are required.

close up of North Country Unfading Black siding on house in Quebec

For technical information on slate siding, please call our office at Toll Free 1-800-975-2835.

 

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