August, 2022


Hundreds of squares of tile and slate on deck and ready for shipment.

Racing to the end of 2022

I’m back! Typical of my workload, I generally disappear from mass emails and social media to focus on business at hand for a couple months. That was no different this year. I hope you’re having a very busy and prosperous year as well. Before diving into the “meat and potatoes” of my products, services, and news, I am curious about your year as well. Please let me know using the poll below or just drop me a line. I love hearing from my clients and distributors.

How is business this year to date?
Increased from previous years
Decreased from previous years
About the same as previous years

Significant amounts of materials accumulated

Here’s what’s new and in stock now!

NEW Ludowici Cotswold tile

14-3/8” x 7” x 5/8” Thick

A shingle tile featuring chiseled edges and a split stone surface texture and weighing a heavy 1,925lbs. per square.

Multi-Color Blend

1 Semi-Load Available


Ludowici Rustic Slab Shingle tile

15-3/4” x 7-3/4” x 5/8” Thick

A reclaimed large format shingle tile featuring a pressed stone and weathered surface texture, like the Brittany tile and weighing 1,900lbs. per square.

Primarily green with hues of reds, browns, and black

8 Semi-Loads Available


Ludowici Norman tile

15” x 7” x ½” Thick

A reclaimed rustic shingle tile featuring irregular lengths and a deeply pitted surface texture. This tile weighs 1,650lbs. per square.

Blend of reds, browns, and black

4 Semi-Loads Available


NEW Ludowici Colonial tile

14-3/8” x 7-3/8” x 5/8” Thick

A shingle tile with grooved texture emulating a split wood or bark surface and weighing 1,800lbs. per square.

Ebony Mist

2 Semi-Loads Available


NEW Ludowici Antique tile

12” x 7” x 1/2” Thick

A rustic shingle featuring a rough surface textured and chipped butt ends and a weigh of 1,650lbs. per square.

Ebony Mist

2 Semi-Loads Available


NEW Ludowici Brittany tile

12” x 7” x 5/8” Thick

A shingle tile featuring a pressed stone surface texture and irregular lengths with a weight of 1,900lbs. per square.

Ebony Mist

1 Semi-Load Available


Mound City Roofing Tile Co. A tile

15-3/4” x 9”

A reclaimed, obsolete French profile tile produced by the now defunct Mound City Roofing Tile Co. This is a rare find in larger quantities. Trim tiles available as well!


3 Semi-Loads Available


Ludowici Flat Slab Shingle tile

12” x 6” x 3/8”

Two groups of reclaimed and NEW tile, this small format, smooth surface shingle tile can be used for roofing or cladding purposes. This tile weighs 1,250lbs. per square.

Red Blend

1 Semi-Load Available


Natural slate roofing

Current Vermont slate available!

Over the past year or so, you may have noticed that all natural roofing slate has increased in cost and carry a lengthy lead time. We work closely with most major producers of roofing slate and are well informed of available stocks and shortages. I have been notified of several groups of available slates as of this emailing.

Strict “First Come, First Serve” Rules Apply/Subject to Prior Sale.

Vermont Unfading Gray/Green

100sqs. 16” x RW x 3/8-1/2”

50sqs. 20” x RW x 3/8-1/2”

70sqs. 12 x RW x ¼”-3/8”

60sqs. 14 x RW x ¼”-3/8”

40sqs. 16 x RW x ¼”-3/8”

30sqs. 18 x RW x ¼”-3/8”

25sqs. 20 x RW x ¼”-3/8”

Vermont Unfading Mottled Green & Purple

50sqs. 16” x RW x ¼-3/8”

50sqs. 18” x RW x ¼-3/8”

Vermont Purple

25sqs. 16” x RW x 3/8-1/2”

We offer a wide range of colors, sizes, and patterns of new and reclaimed natural roofing slate. Please click here for more general information or contact me with your specific requests.

Website updates

For the first time since its initial relaunch, the Renaissance Tile and Slate has undergone numerous updates and added several new products and services. Most noticeably is the front page of the site which includes better navigation and added new features such as our Alpine SnowGuards page, Fasteners page, Plan Reading page, Consulting page, and improved contact methods.

We encourage you to view and let us know if we can help with any of your current or future projects.




Planning for Fall 2022/Spring 2023

As we have settled into the “new normal” of increased costs, extend lead times, and no longer available products of this industry, I recommend the following to help mitigate potential issues: 

  • QUOTING – Make sure before you sell your job, request an updated quote (14 days and older).

  • SOLD JOBS – Ensure you contact me immediate to secure your tile/slate materials.

  • FUTURE PLANNING – Many of my clients, as well as yours, are accustomed to “on demand Materials”. As such, this drives costs up. Discuss with your clients about proper future planning and extended lead times.

  • ALTERNATIVES – In some instances, our respective clients are receptive to alternative products (reclaimed versus new or concrete tile versus clay tile).

As always, I appreciate your feedback and information. Please feel free to email me or give me a call to discuss your needs or your industry observations in general.

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