North Country Slate has helped to spearhead the revolution of natural slate roofing on government buildings in Washington, D.C., the seat of the US federal government. Established in 1790 on the banks of the Potomac River, the special electoral district has long held a pivotal role in the historical and political development of the United States of America. In addition to its many federal historic sites, the district of Washington, D.C. is also home to an abundance of natural slate roofs adorning its most majestic properties.
Due to its political significance, Washington enjoys an impressive architectural landscape that boasts of some of the most recognizable structures in the Western hemisphere. North Country Slate has contributed to many historical restorations in the city, as well as many significant federal and military buildings.
How to Order North Country Slate in Washington, D.C.
Get in touch! Our quick quote tool is available for pricing simple jobs, but our top-tier customer service brigade is happy to help you from quote to consult, and from selecting the right roofing slate to the right slate roofer, Sample slates are available in all our charming slate colors. We’re happy to work with your architect or builder to ensure your roof meets the same ASTM S-1 specifications as our roofing slate to withstand the most punishing weather conditions. Get started today on building your 100-year Roof!
Produced by natural geological forces over the span of millions of years, Slate is one of the oldest roofing materials in the history of modern construction. Known widely for its durability and reliability as a weatherproof roofing material, slate was originally the roofing material of choice for royalty and nobility alike. As the centuries progressed, as well as the technology and technique involved in both slate extraction and modern construction, slate quickly earned its reputation as the most effective shingle available. Given that it is extracted from the ground without any chemical intervention, as well as its century-long service life, slate is among the most environmentally friendly roofing materials available.
Some of the most exciting buildings we have contributed to the restoration of include:
- Ford’s Theatre (Unfading Black Slate Roof Tiles)
- The US Chamber of Commerce (Unfading Black Slate Roof Tiles)
- The School Without Walls (Unfading Black Slate Roof Tiles)
- The Mclean Garden Administration Building (Unfading Green Slate Roof Tiles)
Why Choose North Country Slate?
North Country Slate is the foremost provider of state-of-the-art roofing slate in North America. We proudly maintain an inventory with a huge variety of slate colors for your perusal, and each of our slates is certified S-1 by ASTM International. This guarantees resistance to fire, freeze-thaw cycles, and protection from winds in excess of 100 MPH and cataclysmic hail strikes. We have design support services available for builders and architects in order to help ensure that your roof build goes off without a hitch. Our success is built upon our clients’ satisfaction, so we make it our priority to have your roof fulfill your dreams. A North Country Slate 100-year roof will always be the best choice for any new build or historical refurbishment.
The weight of slate roofs will vary depending on the thickness of the slate, but most standard thicknesses can be predicted to weigh between 935 and 1.170 pounds per 100 square feet.
Slate shingles are usually priced in measurements of roofing squares. A roofing square covers 100 square feet of roofing area. Most ASTM S-1 graded roofing slate will range in price from $600 to $800, but rarer slates are more expensive. The cost of slates is determined by their availability and working characteristics. Our Semi-Weathering Gray/Green slate tile is easily available and not difficult to work with, while our Unfading Red slate is much more challenging to quarry and trim.