Trusted suppliers of natural roofing slate shingles in Minnesota for over 20 years, we offer only the highest quality North American produced roofing slate tiles.
North Country Slate Properties:
Minimal life expectancy of 75 years.
Unaffected by Minnesota’s freeze/thaw cycles.
All colors available from stock.
ASTM C406 S-1 rated.
Class A (highest) Fire Resistance Rating
Class F (highest) Wind Resistance Rating
Class 4 (3/8” thickness) Hail Impact Rating
We are committed to maintaining a significant inventory to service our customers better. Whether your project is a few squares or hundreds of squares, quality is always assured and delivery is always when required. North Country slates are available in a wide variety of colors, with a selection to match virtually any design aesthetic you could wish for.
Minnesota’s architecture, like other Midwest States has seen its share of changes through the years.
1850’s to 1900’s Italianate style homes, symmetrical rectangular shape with flat or low-pitched roofs.
1880’s explosion of Victorian architecture such as Queen Anne and Romanesque
1910 to early 1920 family homes were mostly bungalows incorporating the Arts and Crafts and Prairie School style of architecture
1920’s homes were predominately Period Revival style
Towards the end of1920’s Art Deco style popular in the commercial sector
After World War II, the favored architectural style in Minnesota was Mid Century Modernism
In the 1970s a historic preservation movement started the Post Modernism movement.
Many public and ceremonial buildings in Minnesota are Beaux-Arts style architecture
The mansard roofed French Second Empire style was popular for public buildings and mansions in St. Paul, Minnesota.
North Country Slate has supplied natural roofing slate shingles for homes in Maplewood, Minneapolis, Edina, St Paul, Mendota Heights and Prior.
Our involvement in the restoration of religious buildings includes; Church of Holy Cross in Minneapolis with our North Country Unfading Black and St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, Minnesota with a 4 color slate blended roof.
Additional projects include; Phalen Arcade Park Visitor Center in St. Paul with North Country Semi-Weathering Vermont Black roofing slate shingles and Greenbelt Terrace located at 1221 Marshall Street NE in Minneapolis also with Semi-Weathering Vermont Black slate roof.
North Country Slate supplied Canadian made North Country Unfading Black, 24”L x 14”W x ¼”, for the James Hill House Museum restoration project in St. Paul. Built in 1891, this massive, 36,000 square foot mansion is a classic example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. Built by wealthy Great Northern Railway magnate, James J. Hill served as a family home until 1921. In 1925, his four daughters purchased the home from the estate and donated it to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. In 1961, the house was designated a National Historic Landmark and in 1978 the Minnesota Historical Society acquired the house.
North Country Slate service areas include; Hamel, Crosslake, Wayzata, Twin Cities, St. Paul, Kenwood, Page, Lynnhurst, Kenny, Fulton, Linden Hills, Fuller Tangletown, Hale, Lowry Hill, East Bank-Nicollet Island, Maplewood, Edina, Mendota Heights, Prior and Lake Calhoun.
At North Country Slate, we’re always ready with technical advice and design support. For more information, contact us at Toll Free 1-800-975-2835 or firstname.lastname@example.org