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Slate Roof Tiles in California

Slate Roof Tiles in CaliforniaThe most populous state in the union by leaps and bounds, California is home to many great American cities and landmarks. Many world-renowned businesses choose to make California their home, most famously in its tech sector in the hills of San Francisco and its film and entertainment industry in the cultural hub that is Los Angeles. California very notably has a GDP greater than that of many nations. It proudly supports 19 professional sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL, the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, and five different MLB teams. From its famed Hollywood Hills to its majestic Redwood Forests, the Golden State possesses an irresistible natural allure that is only comparable to that of a well-constructed slate roof.

In addition to our ever-popular Unfading Black, our full range of slate color options can be seen on homes across the state providing security and style to areas such as Palo Alto, Pacific Palisades, Newport Beach, Oakland, La Jolla, Beverly Hills, and Bel Air.

How to Order Slate Roof Tiles in California

Check out our Quick Quote tool to get an estimate on an easy job, or reach out to us for help co-ordinating larger slate roofing projects. Sample slate tiles are available to help you choose your perfect slate color. Once you’ve decided, we offer design support services in order to make sure your builder or architect has all the tools they need to bring your dream roof to life. Allow us to get you started with an accurate quote and help you all the way to arranging delivery directly to your job site. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Slate Roofing Projects in California

As a completely natural roofing product, slate roof tile is one of the most environmentally friendly roofing materials available. Slate is produced over hundreds of millions of years by geological forces deep within the Earth, and its extraction and production involves no harmful chemical use. Its use as a roofing material dates as far back as the 1300s, and it has been relied upon since then to provide protection for all manners of homes and businesses. With a centuries long record of success, natural slate tiles have staked their claim as the gold standard of roofing material.

North Country Slate has been the preferred slate provider in California for more than twenty years. From private residences to state parks to historical landmarks, our slate is providing inimitable style and unparalleled protection across the state. Some of the projects we are most excited to have supplied slate roof tiles include:

  • The Letitia Building in San Jose, California (Unfading Black)
  • Murphy’s Windmill and the Millwright’s Cottage in Golden gate Park in San Francisco, California (Unfading Black)
  • St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in San Francisco, California. (Unfading Black)

The Advantages of Slate Roofing Tiles

North Country Slate is a full-service slate tile supplier. In addition to supplying the highest-quality roofing slate in North America, we’re happy to provide design support services and we’re happy to recommend a qualified slate roofing contractor in your area. Our success is built on our clients’ satisfaction, so we make it our priority to ensure you are thrilled with our service.

All of our slates are ASTM S1 graded for resistance against weather, and capable of withstanding extraordinary circumstances of hail and wind with greater success than competing roofing materials. Our slate is fire-resistant and our Unfading Green slate is Title 24 certified and Cool Roof approved to ASTM regulations. North Country Slate is the best positioned roofing supply company to guarantee your building 100 years of security, serenity, and style.


The weight of a slate roof will depend on the size of the roof and the thickness of the slate selected. Most ¼-3/8” slates will weigh between 935 and 1,170 lbs per 100 square feet.

While the total cost of a slate roof will vary depending on the size of the roof, most of our stand ¼-3/8” slate tiles will cost between $600-$800 USD depending on the thickness. The cost of slate is determined by the slate’s working characteristics and its relative scarcity. For example, our Unfading Red roofing slate is more challenging to quarry and therefore more expensive, while our Semi-Weathering Gray-Green roofing slate is much more readily available and has great trimming characteristics that make it a more affordable option.

In instances where windborne debris or acts of nature have damaged individual slate tiles on a roof, these tiles are easily replaced by a qualified slate roof contractor. You can find our guide to replacing broken slate roofing tiles here. A general rule of thumb is that total replacement need only be considered if 20-30% of the slate roof tiles are catastrophically compromised.


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Chris Mccardle
Chris Mccardle
I have been purchasing slate from North Country slate for over 10 years now. I have never had one single issue with North Country Slate. Customer service is always on point, the communication is quick and accurate. From pricing to the shipping, the whole experience is easy and flawless. Thank you North Country for the the great service.
dale grube
dale grube
North Country Slate is professional, courteous and accurate. From a distributor standpoint they are everything you want/need. Sheena is a perfect 10.
North Country Slate delivers a high quality product. They take pride in providing the best customer experience.
John C
John C
North Country Slate is an excellent slate to use for your projects. We've used it extensively, and most recently at the Maryland State Capitol. This project was one of the finalists for International Steep Slope Project of the Year.
Mika Hunter
Mika Hunter
Chris and the rest of the staff at North Country slate are such a pleasure to work with! We have bought many thousands of squares of slate from them and every transaction has gone smooth and quality has been exceptional. Great people
Amy Hersh
Amy Hersh
Highly recommend North Country Slate. Our sales representative, Sheena Owen, is responsive, knowledgeable and the order process is smooth and efficient. We are very pleased by the quality of the slate we receive every time we order and their pricing is very reasonable. Can't go wrong with North Country Slate!