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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
Wheeler Mansion in Chicago with natural North Country Unfading Black roofing slate produced from Canada (Glendyne)

New Mansard Slate Roof for the Historic...

Posted By On 14 Aug 2017
Built in 1870 for Calvin Wheeler a banker and former President of the Chicago Board of Trade, the house changed hands several times. After sitting vacant for years and threatened with demolition, the current owner purchased the property for $10,000 in 1997. Read More
Denton County Courthouse in Denton, TX with North Country Unfading Black slate roof

Restored Texas Courthouses with North Country...

Posted By On 10 Aug 2017
In 1836, Texas won its independence from Mexico.  Courthouses were built immediately and communities grew around them.  The courthouses were a symbol of democracy, pride and strength. By 1881 a boom in courthouse construction saw 150 built by 1920. Read More
Light weight roofing slate, 3/16" thick North Country Unfading Black

Roofing Slate Thickness

Posted By On 2 Aug 2017
The most common thickness is ¼” and weighs approximately 935 pounds per square when installed with a 3” headlap.  Some quarries such as Glendyne, which produces our North Country Unfading Black slate can be split consistently and sold 3/16”, ¼”, 3/8” and ½”. Read More

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