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Historic Vermont Slate Roofing

Historic Vermont Slate Roofing - A Colorful Search for AnswersJon Hill of Greenstone Slate gives practical thoughts on matching newly quarried slate for historic repair.Historic Vermont Slate Roofing: A Colorful Search for Answers Considerations when matching a...

SRCA Demonstration Videos

SRCA Demonstration Videos SRCA Demonstration Videos The Slate Roofing Contractors Association is a non-profit that develops installation guidelines and training for slate roofers. The conferences are held in Joe Jenkins facility in Grove City, PA. Review the SRCA...

Spanish Slate Growing Market Share

Spanish Slate Growing Market Share Spain is the number one slate producer of Natural Roofing Slate in the world, with an Export volume exceeding 80% of slate extracted in Galicia and Castilla y Léon (quarries). The volume of business in the area gives jobs directly to...

The Missing Link?

The Missing Link?What happens when a board has to make a decision on a leaking, improperly installed, slate roof by a company that has since gone out of business? Read on to understand common misconceptions and errors made in real life scenarios regarding slate...

Say No To Chocolate Truffles

Say No To Chocolate TrufflesWhySlate will share an industry's inner thoughts. These are real people whose livelihood is derived from natural slate. This comment is shared by John Hill of Greenstone Slate and he is expressing 2 main concerns which are big budget...

Interior Slate Flooring

Interior Slate Flooring Natural slate flooring is long lasting and beautiful, and comes in a wide variety of colors and finishes. The natural gray tones available in slate floor tiles work well with modern and traditional interior design styles - making slate flooring...

When Will Slate Fight Back

When Will Slate Fight Back?Slate holds about a 1% foothold in the overall roofing material pie chart, maybe less. A simple goal would be to grow it to 2%. If natural slate is going to continue to be installed on exterior and interior projects, the industry is going to...

Slate Roofs—Repair or Replace?

Slate Roofs - Repair or Replace?This post has been submitted by Newmont Slate   “I am tired of spending money on my slate roof! I don’t know who to believe; one contractor tells me I need a new roof, the other wants to flash my chimney with tar!”   During the...

Project Spotlight – Durable Slate

Project Spotlight: The Durable Slate CompanyBefore and After Home Transformation.If you're aiming to make a big change in the appearance of a home, installing a slate roof is one sure way to accomplish that. A home built in the mid-50s in Upper Arlington, Ohio is in...

Here’s a Slate Installation Hint

Slate Installation Hints Tricks of the Trade.1) Felt the board roof deck with 30 lb felt, then chalk a line marking the top of each course of slate.2) Attach your cant strip, nail your starter row, and begin slating.3) Periodically leave a slate out and install a roof...

So You Have Roofing Slate For Sale

So You Have Roofing Slate For Sale? Know Key Details Get Money For Salvaged Slate You tore down a building and salvaged the slates. Or you tore off a perfectly good slate roof because a roofing contractor talked you into it. In any case, you now have a pile of good,...