The Carolinas occupy a unique position in American history; from being among its original thirteen colonies to being one of the busiest battle sites in the American Revolutionary War, no rendition of US history is possible without the contributions of North Carolina and South Carolina. The states have grown with the nation and continue to contribute to its rich history in unparalleled ways. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, was very famously the site of the first controlled airplane flight by American inventors Orville and Wilbur Wright in December, 1903, ushering in the future of travel and earning North Carolina its unofficial state nickname, “First In Flight.”
Befitting a pair of states as historically significant as the Carolinas, slate roofs have become an increasingly popular construction choice for businesses and homes alike, as no other roof can match the naturally graceful and historic qualities of slate shingles. North Country Slate has been the foremost provider of roofing slate to the Carolinas for more than two decades. From Raleigh to Colombia, and Charlotte to Charleston, slate roofs have been adding grandeur and majesty to historical building restorations and new builds in North and South Carolina for as long as people have been building homes there,
How to Order Slate Roof Tiles in the Carolinas
We’re always available by phone or email, but our quick quoting tool is also available to get you on your way. Sample slates are available in all of our fantastic slate color options, and we offer design support services to help you put an ornamental statement roof on top of your dream property. Once you’ve selected the perfect slate, we’ll arrange delivery directly to your build site to get the job started. Reach out and let our outstanding customer service team help you get your 100-year roof started today.
For more than 1,000 years people have been selecting slate shingles as their preferred protection from mother nature. Forged over the course of millions years, slate rock was selected for its outstanding strength and durability. Though technology has improved over the centuries, slate extraction is largely the same now as it was then: manually extracted from the Earth, and shaped into shingles with hammers and chisels. As a completely natural product with no harmful chemicals involved in its production, slate is one of the most environmentally roofing materials ever produced. Its outstanding service life also prohibits costly and ineffective roof repairs, outlasting lesser materials by decades.
Some of the more notable projects that North Country Slate has contributed to in the Carolinas include:
- Bethel United Methodist Church in Spartanburg, SC (Unfading Black slate roofing tiles)
- The Global Learning Centre at Bennett College in Greensboro, NC (Semi-Weathering Gray/Black slate roofing tiles)
- Carroll Hall and Hanes Hall at UNC Chapel Hill (Unfading Black slate roofing tiles)
- The Tall House Building Company in Raleigh, NC (Unfading Black slate roofing tiles)
The Advantages of North Country Slate
North Country Slate offers only the highest-quality roofing slate produced in North America. No matter its color, of which we offer an outstanding variety, each of our slate tiles is rated S-1 by ASTM International. That provides resistance to fire and freeze-thaw cycles, as well as protection against gigantic hail strikes and winds exceeding 100 MPH. To make certain that roof construction goes as planned, we offer design support services for architects and builders. Because our success is based upon our customers’ satisfaction, we want your slate roof experience to be a perfect one. For a century of security, choose North Country Slate’s 100-year roof.
We maintain a database of qualified and experienced slate roof contractors who are capable of installing or refurbishing a slate roof, and we’re happy to share our experience with you.
Slate roofs have been tested for hundreds of years in the harshest of climates. The earliest historical record of slate roofs being used is in the notoriously challenging climate of Northern Scotland. ASTM S-1 rated slate shingles are resistant to freeze-thaw cycles, making them ideal for all climates.
The standard lengths of roofing slate range from 12-24 inches trimmed in two-inch intervals, while the standard widths begin at half the length and increase in one-inch intervals. The most common lengths of roofing slate are 18 and 20 inches, and widths are often combined to create a truly exceptional and one-of-a-kind roof that will be the envy of the neighborhood.