Use this section to identify the type of slate on a roof.
Identifying Bangor Slate
One of the most common slates around. Bangor slate can last many years. As Bangor slates age, they require more maintenance. To get the longest possible life out of a bangor roof, proper maintenance is a must. Many Bangor roofs have been torn-off well before their time because of improper maintenance.
Identifying Buckingham Slate
"Buckingham is characterized by a deep blue-black color, rough texture and lustrous appearance." -- p14. Buying and Maintaining a Home with a Slate Roof.