A general tip, irrespective of the type of façade, is to ensure that there is good ventilation. Ventilated cladding ensures that the slate has a dry and healthy climate, with minimum risk of discolouration. The slate will last forever and age beautifully, affected only by sun, light, weather and wind, and will be just as solid and strong after 100 years have passed.
Here, you can read and download the principles for different types of façades
See how Halvor Bakke mounted a beautiful slate façade on a mountain cabin – easily and effectively in just one afternoon! Read more about six good reasons to clad a façade with slate and the amazing attachment system.
A well-laid slate roof with Oppdal slate from Norway is practically eternal and usually lasts longer than the actual lifespan of the building. Light Oppdal roofing are solid Norwegian rock that does not weather, and it is therefore very common for old slate roofs to be reused on new buildings. Flagstone slate roofing is very suitable for roofs with a roof angle > 22o and on mountain cabins as well as modern homes.