The Garden State, as New Jersey is widely known, is centrally located in the US Northeastern Megalopolis. Originally settled by Dutch and Swedish immigrants before being claimed by the British and established as one of the original thirteen US colonies, New Jersey has since grown to become one of the more diverse and also wealthiest states in the Union. Due to its proximity to the Pennsylvania Peach Bottom Slate Bed, as well as its early colonial history and development, New Jersey has a long-established tradition of using slate tiles for many of its most prestigious private and public roofs.
North Country Slate has been the preferred provider of roofing slate in New Jersey for more than two decades. Many businesses and institutions in Trenton, Jersey City, and Newark have selected North Country Slate to supply the shingles for their new builds, historical refurbishments, and roof repairs.
How to Order North Country Slate in New Jersey
We’re just a phone call or email away! Allow our specially trained sales staff to assist you throughout the whole process, from selecting your favorite slate color (sample sizes are available for delivery), to quoting prices, to arranging delivery right to your build site! We’re even happy to recommend an architect or builder to help you design your ideal slate roof. We’re ready to help make the process as easy as possible, in order to help you put a 100 year roof over your family’s head.
Natural slate has been used as a reliable and sustainable roofing material for almost 1000 years. It is produced under the surface of the Earth over the course of millions of years. Its extraction involves no hazardous chemicals or environmentally damaging products or procedures, which makes slate one of the most environmentally friendly roofing options available.
The standard thickness for roofing slate shingles is ¼-3/8”, which weighs approximately 935-1,170 pounds per 100 square feet of roof. Standard sizes are typically 20”, 18”, or 16” long by 12”, 10”, or 8” wide, although sizes can be combined to create a multi-width statement roof. For a truly unique aesthetic, some roofs will combine two or more different colors of slate to create a one-of-a-kind finish to
Some of the more exciting projects North Country Slate has been lucky enough to contribute to in New Jersey include:
- The Van Wagenen House (better known as the Apple Tree House) in Jersey City, NJ (Unfading Black Slate Roof Tiles)
- Princeton University’s College Road Apartments in Princeton, NJ (Unfading Green Slate Roof Tiles and Unfading Mottled Purple & Green Blend)
- Rutgers University’s Jameson Hall in New Brunswick, NJ (Semi-Weathering Gray/Green Slate Roof Tiles)
- The Trenton City Museum (also known as the Ellarslie Mansion) in Trenton, NJ (Unfading Black Slate Roof Tiles)
In addition to the esteemed projects listed above, and a whole host of private residences across the state, one particular New Jersey project stands out in our repertoire: the historic Lawrenceville Memorial School in Lawrenceville, NJ. This restoration project was the winner of the 2014 National Roofing Contractors Association’s Gold Circle Award. North Country Slate supplied 200 squares of our Semi-Weathering Vermont Black slate roof tiles to contribute to the refurbishment of the celebrated academy.
The Advantages of North Country Slate
North Country Slate provides the highest quality roofing slate quarried in North America. We are the exclusive supplier of North Country Unfading Black roofing slate, the only slate comparable to Pennsylvania’s famed Peach Bottom Slate. All of our slate is ASTM-S1 grade roofing slate, which guarantees a century of security when properly installed. Slate shingles are resistant to freeze-thaw cycles and gale-force winds.
ASTM-S1 grade roofing slate is guaranteed to provide a service life of 75 years, and a professionally installed slate roof will exceed 100 years of reliable protection.
Depending on the slate, a slate roof will cost between $600-800 per 100 square feet.
Slate shingles have a demonstrated proficiency in the harshest climate conditions. Slate shingles are resistant to fire, to freeze-thaw cycles, and to gale force winds.