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Historic Draper Street Black Slate Roofs –...

Posted By On 22 Mar 2018

Most of the black slate roofs on Draper Street have been recently renovated to preserve their historic status.  These natural roof slates, produced in Quebec, Canada are tested ASTM S1 and will last 75-100 years. Read More

Natural roof slate on Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in San Francisco, view from front of church

Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church – 756 Mission...

Posted By On 12 Mar 2018
The Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, built in 1872 is said to be the most Irish church in America with its Connemara marble pillars, exterior and stained glass windows. The Victorian Gothic style church was rebuilt after the 7. Read More
John McKenzie house in Toronto

John McKenzie House – Toronto, Ontario,...

Posted By On 22 Feb 2018
John McKenzie House, built in 1913 for the McKenzie family who moved to the Willowdale area and established a grain and cattle farm on 144 acres. As Toronto started to grow and spread out, John McKenzie saw the opportunity to sell off some of the land creating a subdivision. Read More

6 Tips to get the best slate roof quote

Posted By On 12 Feb 2018
What is the color and is it unfading, semi-weathering or weathering? If you need to replace a few pieces of slates, it’s important that you try to match the new slates with the existing slates. You may need to remove a piece and check the back side to see what the original color was. Read More
Slate Hammer specially designed to punch slate, cut slate and hammer in copper nails and repair hooks

3 Tools you should invest in when installing and...

Posted By On 8 Feb 2018
When it comes to installing a slate roof or maintaining one, regular tools won’t do the job.  The three tools you will need are; slate hammer, slate cutter and slate ripper.  Just like slate has been around for a very long time, these tools have remained unchanged over the years. Read More

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