New Jersey Slate Roofing Created by nature over 500 million years ago, natural roofing slate has been sheltering man from the elements for more than a thousand years. Today, it continues to be the roof of choice for the world’s most prestigious and treasured buildings. An authentic slate roof can last well over 100 years with the proper slate, copper nails and quality installation. The recipe for success is not complicated. Located in the Mid-Atlantic region and boarded by New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware along the Atlantic Ocean. The Dutch, Swedes, and Finns were the first European settlers to inhabit New Jersey and named the area they surveyed New Netherlands. With close proximity to the Lehigh-Northampton and Peach Bottom slate regions of Pennsylvania, it is no wonder why New Jersey has so many blue/black slate roofs. As New Jersey’s leading slate supplier since 1995, we have continually supplied top quality materials to expert slate roofing contractors from Paterson to Cape May. Popular roofing slate colors include; Unfading Black, Semi-Weathering Gray/Green, Sea Green and Strata Gray/Black. In 2014, North Country Slate was the proud supplier of Vermont Black roofing slate for the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ that won the NRCA Gold Circle Award for Outstanding workmanship (Steep-slope). The recipient of the award was Bregenzer Brothers, Inc., a third-generation family-owned and operated specialty slate and copper roofing and contracting firm based in Central New Jersey. Recognized as a small company known for their artisanal skills and attention to detail, they have the wherewithal to take on large scale historic projects. When choosing a roofing contractor for any of your slate roofing needs it is important to ensure they are knowledgeable and experienced in copper work as well. Copper is the most widely used flashing material for slate roofs and plays an important role in keeping a slate roof watertight. Ensuring the proper metal work for flashings, gutters, valleys and other underlying details are just as important as the slate itself. Over the years North Country Slate has been a proud supplier to numerous projects listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. We are able to provide new slate shingles to historically match the existing color, size and texture of any roof to ensure the integrity of these beloved buildings. While a synthetic slate substitute may appear to be acceptable at the time of installation, these materials are well known for deteriorating rapidly in both their appearance and performance. The physical properties of natural slate and long term performance allow for the preservation of historic properties to live on. The following North Country Slate roofing projects are listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places;
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”.