Natural slate roofing enriches a residence immeasurably, while affording more lasting and reliable protection than any substitute. Architects specify our Vermont roofing slates – both unfading and weathering colors for their durability, ‘on-the-grain’ fabrication and high quality standards. And because we produce slate roofing tiles in custom sizes, shapes and thickness, architects also appreciate the flexibility our materials afford them in their designs. Our slate has been widely used for roofing since the early 1800s. A slate roof is an excellent choice for both new construction and historic restoration. Whether you are looking for a grey slate, mixed color roof slates, green slate, graduated thickness slate roof tiles or any other kind of natural slate roof that fits your design, we will accommodate your design large or small.
We are quite different from so many of the other slate roofing companies in that we quarry our own roofing slate and thus control the manufacturing at various important key points: we quarry blocks for “on the grain” slate roofing production which is not the norm but certainly does produce much stronger slate roofing. We fabricate our slate roofing on the grain, touching and punching each piece of slate, sorting for quality (knots, knurls, protrusions, cracks) at each stage of production, which is qualitatively different than [much better for you as a consumer] being several steps removed from the slate roofing producer for many reasons but most of all for the process we go through and for the accountability to our customer, most of whom become lifetime repeat customers for all their jobs. Typically our roofs experience significantly less breakage.