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The eyebrow dormer

By     May 9th, 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. Richardson trained in Paris from 1860-1865 and developed a passion for medieval inspired architecture.

Do you have any “snow birds”?

By     Apr 21st, 2014
Now that spring weather has finally arrived and you’ve had a chance to get out to do some gardening and cleanup, you may notice that some of your prize plants have suffered because of snow avalanching off your slate roof this past winter.

27 Princess Street (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

By     Apr 7th, 2014
Located in historic downtown Kingston, Ontario, this beautiful rounded corner building was designed by noted architect George Browne in 1841. This building has been occupied by piano manufacturer, Weber and Wormwith (1864-1940); The Kingston Vehicle Company (1894-1900) manufactured buggies and spring wagons.

Spring maintenance tips for your slate roof!

By     Mar 24th, 2014
Punxsutawney Phil made headlines on February 2, 2014 when he saw his shadow and declared 6 more weeks of winter! After surviving this past winter’s cold temperatures, heavy ice and snow storms, it will be important to have an experienced slate roofer inspect your roof to access any damage that may have occurred.

Glendyne Quarries Start Up

By     Mar 11th, 2014
The 2013-2014 winter will certainly go down in the history books as one of North America’s worst winters. Mother Nature made sure most of North America got a good taste of winter and what it was like to experience a “polar vortex”! From Toronto’s ice storm at Christmas, frost quakes in the Midwest, snow in Atlanta and icy roads in Florida.