North Country Unfading Black “Medium Texture” slate supplied for the All Saints’ Memorial Episcopal Church and Rectory re-roof in Navesink, New Jersey

Posted By On 10 Feb 2020

Located in the highlands of Navesink, NJ the All Saints’ Memorial Episcopal church known as “The Stone Church” was built in 1864 and the Rectory which was used as a schoolhouse was built in 1865.  In 2016, the church and rectory received a $150,000 New Jersey Historic Trust grant for the slate roof replacements.  In 2019, we supplied our North Country Unfading Black medium texture roofing slate for the re-roofs.

Designed by Richard M Upjohn, an American architect who joined his famous Father’s New York architectural firm at the age of eighteen is best known for his Gothic Revival style architecture.  Along with his Father, he was a founding member and president of the American Institute of Architects.

The rectory’s steep pitched roof has copper hips, dormer windows and copper snow guards.  For the slate pattern, a template of the original shape was supplied.  The slates were trimmed 2 ¾” up from the bottom and 2” in.

We supplied 28 squares of 16” x 8” x Medium Texture rectangular cut and 8 squares with custom clipped corner for the Rectory’s roof.  For the church we supplied 48 squares of our 20” x 11” x Medium Texture.  Shipment for these orders was from stock and less than a week to trim the custom corners.

Our North Country Unfading Black Medium Textures slates exhibit a range from their targeted nominal ¼” thickness. The thickness will vary ¼” – 3/8” and one square will weigh 950-1,000 pounds. These slates offered at an economical price, offer designers and building owners a beautiful and durable roof.  Our Medium Texture slates are a fall out product from the ¼” production and availability are on a first-come, first-served basis when in stock.

Sheena Owen

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.

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