North Country Unfading Black is a premium quality roofing slate offering an elegant and lasting roof for both new construction and restoration projects. Favorably compared to the famous slate of the Monson region of Maine, this smooth, rich black slate with a slight luster has earned the admiration of architects, contractors and building owners around the world. North Country Unfading Black slate premium roofing materials meets or exceeds ASTM requirements as an S-1 rated roofing slate. This black slate roofing material is produced by a single quarry, North America’s largest, and is exclusive to North Country.
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Lady Meredith House at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. Queen Anne Style architecture with a North Country Unfading Black slate roof, red brick exterior and slate turret with copper finial.
San Francisco Theological Seminary’s Montgomery Chapel with ASTM C-406 S-1 unfading black roofing slate in smooth texture.
Fort Myers Building #236 (Historic Horse Stable “Caisson”) in Arlington, VA North Country Unfading Black, supplied 167 squares of 20” x 10” x Medium Texture. Low slope installation, vertical slate wall and snow guards
Private residence in Cobourg with red brick exterior, with skylight. Glendyne black 20” x 12” x ¼” supplied for this home.
Texas Courthouse chose our unfading black which was delivered from stock, environmentally safe, non-combustible, fireproof and proven performance on rooftops.
Finials can be produced from wood, metal, clay, copper and are installed at the peaks of towers, tip roofs, turrets. Depending on the architecture of the building they can be very simple or very decorative.
Stout House in Dubuque, Iowa selected North Country Unfading Black which exceeds ASTM requirements of an S-1 rated roofing slate. Roofing details include a saddle ridge and copper ridge cresting.
Custom home in Edmonton, Canadian Black slate in 20” x 10” x medium texture supplied. Medium textured slates vary in thickness from ¼” to 3/8” and weigh approximately 1100 LBS per square
Cladding with honeycomb façade can be laid either left or right. Each piece is hand cut using a slate trimmer and template.
Golden Gate Park’s Murphy’s Windmill in San Francisco, California installed 54 squares of North Country Unfading Black 12” x 6” x 3/16”. Angled hip cuts were mitered at each of the eight vertical hips.
Huron Historic Gaol built in an octagonal shape and built with stone quarried from nearby Maitland River and North Country Unfading Black roofing slate.
Snow retention systems are installed to prevent personal and private property damage caused by avalanching snow. Some refer to them as snow birds, snow rails, snow brackets, snow dogs or snow guards. They are can appear very basic in a pad style or decorative with floral patterns, birds or stars.
McGill University’s McTavish Pumping Station resembles a French Renaissance castle with turrets and copper finials.
Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate church in Guelph, Ontario is a Gothic Revival Style building built with local limestone, steep pitch unfading black slate roof with dormers, gables, metal hips, pointed arches and pinnacles.
Patterned slate roofs available in different shapes and colors create a unique roof. Slate is cut into diamond point, fish scale, scalloped and octagonal to name a few.
Lake Forest Train Station in Illinois. Built in 1900 the original slate roof was replaced with cedar in the 1980s due to budget. In 2011, we supplied 155 squares of our North Country Unfading Black roofing slate for the restoration.
Former Bank of Upper Canada building located at 252 Adelaide Street East with 41 squares of North Country Unfading Black natural roof slates, 18" x 9" x 1/4" smooth textured slates.
I have never had anything except a 5 Star Experience when working with North Country Slate.
When our clients are looking for a natural slate roof, we highly recommend North Country Slate.
We have used North Country black on a large number of occasions, and we’ve found it to be an excellent quality slate it is very “workable”.