Natural Slate Siding for commercial and residential construction
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.
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:
- Low maintenance, no need to paint or stain
- An ASTM S1 slate will last 100 years
- Natural stone can reduce cooling and heating costs
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.
For technical information on slate siding, please call our office at Toll Free 1-800-975-2835.
Sheena Owen began working for North Country Slate on October 12, 1999. As the Sales Coordinator, Sheena’s day to day duties include providing customer service, new business development, inside sales, handling all cross-border customs issues/documentation, arranging shipments, health and safety representation and social media marketing.
Sheena graduated from the University of Guelph in 1992 with a BA in English and Drama and in 1995 graduated with a Diploma in Radio and Television Broadcasting from Centennial College. Sheena’s first job was the Producer’s Assistant for TV shows including Robocop, F/X The Series and Nikita. She went on to becoming an Assistant Manager at Eddie Bauer. In her spare time, Sheena enjoys traveling, gardening, volunteering at her local soccer club and cheering on her kids at their sporting events.