Montgomery Chapel in San Francisco, CA with unfading black slate roof

Montgomery Chapel – San Francisco...

Posted By On 24 Jun 2014

Built in 1897, the Montgomery Chapel was named after wealthy businessman, Alexander Montgomery. It is said; he donated $250,000 in 1889 and another $10,000 in 1891 which was used to build Montgomery and Scott halls. In his Will he also donated another $175,000 to the Seminary. Read More

Roofing slate pallets can hold anywhere from 368 to 1700 pieces per pallet depending on size and thickness

Roofing slate packaging

Posted By On 9 Jun 2014
Slates are tightly fitted into a heat treated wood pallet. It’s important that they are braced tightly to prevent breakage during transportation. They are packaged on their edges and never flat. Depending on the size of the slates and pallets, there can be two to three rows of slate. Read More
Orillia Opera House in downtown Orillia with slate turrets

Orillia Opera House (Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium)

Posted By On 2 Jun 2014
The Orillia Opera House, was originally built in 1895 at a cost of $25,000. The building served multiple purposes (auditorium, City Hall offices, Council Chamber, market stalls and a lock up). The auditorium had a balcony similar to those found in formal opera houses in Europe. Read More
Mansard roof with steep sides and slate pattern

Patterned & Multi Colored Roofs

Posted By On 20 May 2014
A slate roof truly can be as unique as you want it! You may decide on a random width single color, multi-color, graduated, scallop shape, floral pattern, diamond point, hang-down or even incorporate the date the building was made! Each slate roof really is one of a kind. Read More

The eyebrow dormer

Posted By On 9 May 2014
It is believed that eyebrow dormers date back to the cottage style thatch roofs from the middle ages. This architectural design was brought to North America in the second half of the 19th century by famous American Architect, Henry Hobson Richardson. Read More

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