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Is A Slate Roof Worth The Investment?

By     Oct 9th, 2020
Perhaps you’ve just purchased your dream home built in the 1900’s, visited Europe and fell in love with a chateau, attended a university with a slate roof or you plan on building your custom dream home.  Your home is your biggest personal investment and including a slate roof is a big consideration.

What is a cross gabled slate roof?

By     Jul 16th, 2020
A gable roof is easily recognized by their triangular shape.  Think back to when you were five years old and you drew a picture of your house and family.  Your house was a big square and a triangle over it, add some stick people and voila that was your picture!

Natural Exterior Slate Wall Cladding

By     May 20th, 2020
Natural slate has provided shelter for more than a thousand years. Created by nature over 500 million years ago, slate has proven longevity. A good quality ASTM S-1 rated slate can provide a service life more than 100 years.

Slate roofing installation video E-Learning

By     Apr 27th, 2020
As the world has been instructed to stay home and self isolate during Covid-19, now is the time to catch up on your reading material and “how to videos”. North Country Slate has recently added 8 slate roofing installation guide videos to our website, produced by the National Slate Association.

How do you install Dutch Lap slate shingles?

By     Mar 6th, 2020
Back in March 2008, we were asked to supply our North Country Unfading Black slate for the American Brewery Restoration project in Baltimore, MD. The “Darth Vader” building as we fondly refer to was built in 1863 and Norman Gothic style architecture.  Part of the building’s charm is the detailed slate roof.