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Slate Roofing Mastery: Insights from the U.K. Roofing Awards

Unearthing Centuries of Beauty and Resilience, by Rick Damato, tells of a captivating tour through Welsh slate quarries and highlights the U.K. Roofing Awards. John Chan and Gary Howes joined them, alongside other industry leaders.
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2023 Best of Maryland Award Winners Announced

Preservation Maryland recently unveiled its 2023 Best of Maryland award recipients, spotlighting those dedicated to protecting Maryland's heritage. Among the notable winners: A special mention for The Durable Restoration Company as they were key contributors in the Artisan Award given for the restoration of the State House Dome. Led by The Christman Company, the meticulous […]
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Maryland State Capital Dome Featured in Professional Roofing

The Maryland State House, located in Annapolis, recently underwent a restoration project by The Durable Slate Company. The focus was on the tower and domes, which are iconic elements of the Annapolis skyline. The restoration efforts involved the replacement of slate, copper, and cypress shingles, as well as addressing issues like rotted decking and potential […]
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What is roof flashing?

Flashing is an essential component of a roofing system. It stops water from infiltrating the joints and valleys in the roof, causing damage to the structure. It is important to properly install and maintain flashing so it to functions properly and protect the building from leak damage. Always choose a company that is licensed, insured, experienced, and has a good reputation.
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Common Roofing Styles

When it comes to building or renovating a home or other structure, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is the type of roof you want to install. There are many different roofing styles to choose from, each with its own unique characteristics and benefits. In this article, we will explore […]
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Ten Things to Consider When Buying a New Slate Roof

Installing a new slate roof can be a major investment in your home, and it is important to be informed and prepared before beginning the process. Here are ten things to consider when getting a new slate roof. A new slate roof can be a complex and costly project, but with careful planning and the […]
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Maryland State House Dome Featured

The Capital Gazette, a daily newspaper serving the Annapolis, Maryland area has published a wintery photo update about the extensive restoration underway. Work being done on the Maryland State House includes a new slate roof and painting and has been in progress since Spring of this year. For the full photo story, check out The […]
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Prepare Your Slate Roof for Winter

As the weather begins to turn colder, it is important for homeowners to take steps to prepare their slate roof for the winter season. Not only will this help to prevent potential damage to the roof and the rest of the home, but it can also save homeowners money on costly repairs in the future. […]
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