Archives for: April 2019

New England Slate in Architectural Record

Our Bayhouse project as seen in... Architectural Record, magazine featured article April 1, 2019Pilar Viladas, author Pilar is a former design editor of The New York Times, writes about design & architecture.Studio Rick Joy, architectBayhouseSlate Details, New England SlateVermont Grey...

Bayhouse & New England Slate, the process explained.

As you may have seen in the April 2019 issue of Architectural Record, https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/13986-bayhouse-by-studio-rick-joy, we are proud to have worked with architect Studio Rick Joy, and custom builder DowBuilt on their "Bayhouse" project. It all started when the architect sent...

New England Slate Job Spotlight ** Australia**

From the East Coast of N. America to the West Coast of Australia! Mates, we did it! Vermont Unfading Grey Slate Roof in Perth, Western Australia The logistics for international projects are complex and interesting. This slate's journey started when...

Do snow guards cause ice dams?

During winter we are often asked, “Do snow guards cause ice dams?” The quick answer is no, snow guards do not cause ice dams. A snow guard, also known as ice guards, snow stops, snow cleats, pad style snow guards, and ice...

Our Eagle Quarry’s Variegated Purple

Our Variegated Purple is a true "full range" purple, meaning the range of shades within the color go from almost a Semi-Weathering Grey Green, all the way thru the greys and "gurples", to the strong, clear Vermont Purple. The pallet...

1,310,400 pounds of stone…

So, you're wondering what's the math behind that calculation? 50' x 12' x 13' = 7,800 cubic feet FYI, Slate = 168 lbs per cubic foot 7,800 cu ft x 168 lbs = 1,310,400 lbs of stone! Maybe you are...

Slate in Barcelona, Granada and Madrid

Even when I travel, I'm thinking about architecture, and hoping to spot some slate roofing .... Some photos from my time in Spain. I hope you enjoy. Barrel Tile in Granada, Spain Looking at the Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain Nobody...

Custom Cut Shapes and Patterned Slate Roofs

A patterned slate roof uses a different color slate or different shaped slate to create one or more designs. Custom cut shapes make a gorgeous slate roof very unique and decorative. Accents may be floral and geometric patterns, dates, words,...

Steeples… spires, belfries, lanterns and more!

Steeples are memorable and impressive, just like the craftsmen responsible for their repair and maintenance. Hats off to the Steeplejacks near and far! What do you know about a steeple's anatomy?... A steeple, in architecture, is a tall tower on a building, topped...

Winter at New England Slate in Vermont

Winter can be challenging for the roofing industry. We feel for you guys up on the roof! For New England Slate, winter in Vermont means digging pallets out from underneath piles and piles of snow in frigid temperatures. The freeze-thaw-freeze...

Natural Roofing Slate – Thickness Explained….

  Roofing slates are split by hand with hammer and chisel to reveal a natural cleft surface. Splitters are very good at their trade but the thickness varies slightly and slates are grouped into different classes. This variation reinforces the...

How We Work With You

Often I answer the phone and speak to a new customer that is curious about our process and “how it all works.” Well, it’s pretty simple and yet complex at the same time. Let me explain... The process begins by...

About Our Facility

In July of 2008, New England Slate moved into our “new” office and shop in Poultney, Vermont. It’s hard to believe that almost 10 years has past. It’s been a great place to come to work everyday. I’ve been with...

Slate Roofing Workshop

New England Slate was proud to welcome 15 slate roofing professionals to our Slate Roofing Course 101. It was a three-day workshop designed to learn new skills and techniques in slate roofing installation taught by a European Master Slater. The...

Cleaning a Slate Roof

At New England Slate we are often asked, “what’s the best way to clean a slate roof?” Well, that’s a tricky question. First it depends what you’re trying to clean off of your slate roof. And second it depends how...