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Google and Facebook reviews for business

By     Jan 16th, 2018
Whether you are looking for a car mechanic, considering a new restaurant, vacation resort, new windows or new slate roof, we as consumers tend to look at google reviews, tripadvisor, yelp and Facebook to help with our decision. It’s nice to hear from home owners or long-time customers what they think about the product and service received.

Toronto churches with North Country Slate roofing products

By     Jan 15th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_2729" align="alignleft" width="300"] Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church[/caption] Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church – 202 Park Street This is the fifth oldest church in Toronto and classic example of Gothic Revival architecture.  The original church burnt down in 1865 and was rebuilt in 1869.

What are slate roof tiles?

By     Jan 10th, 2018
Slate roof tiles are made of metamorphic rocks which are derived from sedimentary rock of volcanic ash and clay. The mineral composition of slate will determine the color and weathering properties. Hematite produces purple tones and chlorite produces green.  Black and gray colors are created by carbon.

What nails are used on a slate roof?

By     Dec 15th, 2017
Most slate roofs use copper nails as they typically last longer than stainless steel and compatible with copper, lead and lead-coated copper flashings. A standard ¼” thick slate will require an 11 gauge nail where a thicker slate will require a 10 gauge copper nail.    The nails are available in smooth shank and ring shank.

Lightweight Slate Roof

By     Nov 27th, 2017
When it comes to a traditionally installed slate roof, weights can vary from 650 to 2,500 lbs per square depending on your thickness requirements and design needs.  New lightweight systems now offer installation alternatives to meet weight requirements of 550 lbs per square using real natural slate.

When to replace your slate roof

By     Nov 23rd, 2017
A good quality, well maintained slate roof will probably last longer than you live in your home. A big expense up front, but when you consider how long a slate roof will last, that’s money well spent. It pays to examine a slate roof annually and after storms.

Slate roof for shed

By     Oct 20th, 2017
If you want a shed to last for years, why not put a slate roof on it! Created by nature over 500 million years ago, natural roofing slate has been sheltering man from the elements for more than a thousand years. If you do decide to build a shed with a slate roof, you will need to make sure the structure is strong enough to support the weight.

What pitch for a slate roof?

By     Oct 12th, 2017
The slope of a roof is often referred to as the roof’s pitch. Generally a slate roof is not installed on a pitch less than 4:12. As per the NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual (Fifth Edition), they recommend that “roof deck slopes intended for the application of steep-slope materials at 4:12 (18 degrees) or greater”.