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Sheena Owen

Sheena Owen began working for North Country Slate on October 12, 1999. Started as the Sales Coordinator and transitioned to a Sales Representative. Daily duties include providing customer service, new business development, inside sales, handling all cross-border customs issues/documentation, arranging shipments, health and safety representation and social media marketing. Sheena graduated from the University of Guelph in 1992 with a BA in English and Drama and in 1995 graduated with a Diploma in Radio and Television Broadcasting from Centennial College. Sheena’s first job was the Executive Producer’s Assistant for TV shows including Robocop, F/X The Series and Nikita. She went on to becoming an Assistant Manager at Eddie Bauer. In her spare time, Sheena enjoys traveling, gardening and hikes with family and friends.

Splitting Roofing Slate Shingles

By     Oct 22nd, 2021
Slate roofs in America date back to the 16th century, but weren't widely used until the late 1800's after the first slate quarry opened in 1785. A demand for slate roofing material emerged in the 1850's as consumers were looking for a good quality roofing material that lasted 100-150 years.

How long does a mansard slate roof last?

By     Oct 5th, 2021
When installed properly using copper fasteners and ASTM S-1 roofing slate, a mansard slate roof will last well over 75 years. The Cabanne House located in Forest Park (St. Louis, MO) was completed in 1876. The Second Empire style house, most easily recognized by its distinctive mansard slate roof, was a popular style throughout St.

Open valley slate roof

By     Sep 20th, 2021
An open valley is one of the most common valleys used in slate roofing in which the chosen flashing material is exposed. After the underlayment is installed across the valley, the flashing is installed providing an additional layer of lining.

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