COLOR
With a dark, rich blue-gray-black color, Buckingham® Slate has the strength of color required for architectural contrast and can be matched at any future time because of its genuine unfading characteristics.

LUSTRE
Like fine silk, the lustre of Buckingham® Slate develops highlights that give it interest and character.

TEXTURE
The natural texture of Buckingham® Slate makes it perfectly suited to either formal or informal architecture.

HANDCRAFTED NATURAL CHARM
Buckingham® Slate is natural rock. Its beauty, quality, and the age-old charm of hand craftsmanship cannot be duplicated by man.

GENUINE UNFADING
One of the few unfading slates. Fading indicates disintegration, and ugly whitening and flaking weakens the roof and ruins the architectural ensemble. Buckingham® Slate is unfading under all conditions.

OUTSTANDING MECHANICAL STRENGTH
Buckingham® Slate is a roofing slate of exceptional lasting qualities. One of the few slates with equal strength across the grain.

HIGHEST RESISTANCE TO ACID/
LOWEST AVERAGE ABSORPTION
of any American slate. Average absorption of less that .02%.Will not be damaged by exposure to precipitation, industrial pollution and saltwater.

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Historic, Unfading, Quarried in the USA Made in the USA
It's just the beginning of an entire list of features and benefits (PDF) that make our slate a premium roofing material and a superior product for flooring, structural stone and even slate landscaping stone. Buckingham® Slate is a historic product found on some of our nation's most prized historic buildings.
A Natural Product Handcrafted to Last a Lifetime
Green Building Slate StoneFind out how our slate roofing and building products can help your project qualify for LEED® certification and other green home incentive programs. (PDF)

Expert Testimonials

"Buckingham Slate is a black slate with a life expectancy of about 150 years, maybe more. It can be seen on structures such as the Smithsonian Castle in Washington D.C."

—Slate Roof Central

"A durable, very hard, unfading black slate continues to be produced in Buckingham County near Arvonia, VA. This historically significant roofing slate has a distinct glistening mica sheen. Slate from Buckingham County does not change color."

—National Slate Association








"Exceeding expectations for over 150 years"

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