Lancaster Central Market “Raise the Roof”...

Posted By On 20 Nov 2018

Built in 1889, this grand 20,540 square foot brick Romanesque Revival building is one of the oldest farmer’s markets in the United States. The original slate roof was replaced with asphalt shingles 30 years ago to save money but  started failing in 2010. Read More

Natural Slate vs Synthetic Slate

How slate is extracted from the quarry to produce...

Posted By On 13 Nov 2018
Natural roofing slate is quarried from the earth unlike fake, composite, faux, recycled rubber, synthetic slate products which are produced in a factory. When it comes to selecting a roofing material most home and building owners want to know how much it costs and how long it will last. Read More
Ottawa's Le Cordon Bleu school with new North Country Unfading Mottled Purple and Green natural roofing slate. Tudor Revival and Baronial Gothic Revival

New North Country Unfading Mottled Purple and...

Posted By On 29 Oct 2018
When it came time to replace Ottawa’s Le Cordon Bleu roof, it was a no brainer that the best cooking school in the world should have the best roofing product available on the market…..natural slate! Read More

The history of Unfading Purple (Trinity Slate)...

Posted By On 17 Oct 2018
Trinity Slate's unfading purple slate was discovered in 1497.  In the mid 1800's, almost four hundred years later, excellent and extensive slate deposits were found - the oldest slate deposits in North America. Read More
Heavy Duty Slate Trimmer

Tips for using a slate cutter/trimmer

Posted By On 12 Oct 2018
[caption id="attachment_2758" align="alignnone" width="300"] Heavy Duty Slate Trimmer[/caption] A slate cutter is needed when jobs require a piece of slate to be a shape other than its rectangular form from the quarry. Read More

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