Buckingham® Slate Brochure (PDF)
Learn about the many benefits and features of Virginia's finest slate.
Buckingham® Slate, the same type continuously quarried in the USA since the 1700s,
often displays a lifespan of over 150 years with no signs of fading.

Is it worth the risk?
A builder learned the hard way how cutting corners can be costly. These imported, "unfading" slates began to mottle and fade after just a few years. On the contrary, genuine Buckingham® Slate roofs always retain a consistent gray to black sheen, even after 150 years. Why take the risk? Purchase genuine Buckingham® Slate.

Genuine unfading black slate.

Unlike many imported slates, and even other domestic slates, Buckingham® Slate retains its original blue-black color throughout its entire product lifespan. This slate roof was installed on a ca. 1753 Virginia home around 1820, meaning the roof is close to 200 years old! More examples on our slate roofing page.
ASTM International Standards for Buckingham® Slate (PDF)
Chemical and physical characteristics of our slate products.
US Geographical Survey #586 (PDF)
Desirable qualities of slate found in Buckingham County, Virginia.
Slate Roofing Schedule (PDF) (HTML)
Standard sizing information, along with slates per square, headlap, etc...
Proper Slate Roof Installation Specifications (PDF)
Includes best practices on installing a Buckingham® Slate roof.
Buckingham® Slate: an Eco-Friendly Building Product (PDF)
List of green qualities that make our slate environmentally sound.
Professional Testimonials on Buckingham® Slate (PDF)
Leading experts, independent researches and installers agree;
Buckingham® Slate, the only blue-black slate quarried and manufactured
in Virginia, is one of the longest lasting, most fade resistant slates on Earth
—truly a premium building product.

"Exceeding expectations for over 150 years"

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