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Slate Roof Tiles in New York

The home of the Big Apple itself, New York State looms large in the cultural consciousness of the US. Outside of New York City itself, many smaller cities decorate the Empire State’s landscape, including Poughkeepsie, Yonkers, Albany, Bedford, Scarsdale, Utica, Ithaca, Syracuse, and Buffalo. The state is a commercial, financial, and cultural hub, hosting innumerable corporate headquarters, sports franchises, and museums. Given its proximity to the historically significant Pennsylvania Slate Bed, as well as the New York/ Vermont Slate Valley, slate shingles have been putting secure roofs over homes and businesses in New York State for hundreds of years.

As the State has developed into a major commercial, financial and cultural hub in the US and in the world, slate shingles have remained symbolic of both the state’s humble origins and its towering success. North Country Slate has been the provider of choice for slate roof tiles in New York State for more than 20 years, contributing to a number of new builds as well as many historical refurbishments.

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Give us a call! Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help you each step of the, although our quick quote tool is also available for your convenience. Our full catalogue of colours is available in sample sizes for your consideration. We also offer design support services for builders and architects, so that your project gets the statement roof of your dreams. Once you’ve chosen your dream slate, we’ll arrange for delivery directly to your job site to get the project underway. Reach out today, and we’ll get you started on your North Country Slate 100-year roof journey together.

Slate Projects in New York

  Slate rock is forged by the forces of nature over the course of millions of years, and for more than a thousand years, people have been choosing natural slate shingles as a defense against those same forces of nature by protecting their homes and barns. Identified early as an ideal roofing material due to its durability, resilience, and considerable strength, slate was carved by hand and chisel into shingles for centuries. Then, as now, the production of slate involved no harmful chemicals or environmentally hazardous industrial activities, making slate one of the greenest roofing materials available. Its durability means its service life far exceeds that of lesser roofing materials, preventing the need for inefficient and costly reconstructions. With centuries of proven reliability, slate’s record of success speaks for itself, and it remains as popular and desirable today as ever.

Some of the projects we’ve been most lucky to contribute to in New York include:

In addition to the esteemed projects above, one of the most lauded projects we’ve contributed to in New York State is the Main Building at Vassar College, a designated historical landmark and winner of the National Roofing Contractor’s 2009 Gold Circle Award for outstanding workmanship on steep-sloped roofs. The College’s Main Building, which was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1974 and then added as a registered Historical Landmark in 1986, had its tower roofs replaced in 2009. North Country Slate provided 25 squares of our Unfading Purple slate to this remarkable project. As interest in slate roofs in New York State continues to grow, North Country Slate remains ready to supply builders and roofers with the highest-quality slate roof tiles produced in the United States and Canada.

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North Country Slate is the 100-year roof. All of the slate roof tiles we offer are of the highest quality produced in North America. Each of our many slate colors is ASTM S-1 graded for its service life, providing unmatched protection from hail strikes, gale-force winds, fire, and freeze-thaw cycles. Our design support services are available to make certain that the installation of your roof goes seamlessly. Since a properly installed slate roof will provide a service life of greater than 100 years, we’re able to offer security for a century. We only measure success based on our customers’ satisfaction, so we make certain that your North Country Slate 100-year roof is the statement roof you always dreamed of.


Depending on the slate’s working properties and scarcity, the cost of slate will usually range between $600-$800 per 100 square feet. Our Semi-Weathering Gray/Green slate is one of the most easily workable and readily available slates and therefore more affordable, while the cost of our Unfading Red slate shingles is higher due to the slate’s difficult trimming and comparative rarity.

A slate roof’s weight will vary, based on the thickness of the slate and the roof dimensions. Most standard thicknesses will weigh between 935-1170 pounds per square feet, although thicker slates will obviously weigh more.

Specially countersunk holes are usually punched during the quarrying process for slating nails to be driven through, although slate hammers are designed with a punch for producing nail holes on the go. 10 gauge copper nails are hammered directly through the punch hole and into the roof deck, securing the slate in place. Damaged slates are also able to be removed and replaced by an experienced slate roof contractor.

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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!