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A new makeover for The Cathedral of Saint Paul (St. Paul’s Cathedral) in Birmingham, Alabama ...

By     Feb 20th, 2015
The City of Birmingham, Alabama was founded in 1871. Twenty-two years later the St. Paul’s Cathedral was completed at an estimated cost of approximately $90,000. Designed by German born architect Adolphus Druiding, who immigrated to the United States in 1865, left his legacy designing over forty-one Roman Catholic churches throughout the Midwest. St.

Things to look for when choosing slate

By     Jan 14th, 2015
1. RELIABLE slate suppler 2. CAPABLE roofer 3. Unfading or weathering slate 4. Oxidizable iron pyrite 5. Grading for thickness 6. Over / Under-nailing 7. Joint spacing 8. Headlap 9. Slates cut less than 5 inches wide 10.

Bogenschnitts, Wabens, Schuppens….the German way!

By     Dec 4th, 2014
The Germans know how to install a great looking and practical roof! The shapes of the German style slates are designed and installed to the direction of the prevailing winds so that the water runs along the curved lower edge and down the face of the slate. A bogenschnitt can be ordered “right” or “left”.

North Country Unfading Black roofing slate

By     Sep 10th, 2014
North Country Unfading Black meets or exceeds the requirements of an S-1 rated roofing slate under ASTM C-406. This fine material is available in smooth textured 3/16”, ¼” and 3/8” nominal thickness as well as medium textured ¼” nominal thickness.