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The Durable Slate Company was founded in 1986 on old-fashioned principles: treat your customer right, build a quality product, and stand by it. We know everything there is to know about slate and specialty roofing. Learn a bit more about the craft we love and maybe you'll come to love it, too.
February 15, 2018
All Saints Church, Chevy Chase, MD, Slate and Copper Installation

The Durable Slate Company arrives on the scene in Chevy Chase, Maryland. They are doing a full renovation on this historical building. John Chan of The Durable Slate Company will walk you through the process. John Chan: Hi, I’m John with Durable Slate. We’re here in Chevy Chase Circle right where Maryland and Washington D.C. meet […]

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February 13, 2018
Durable Difference: Training & Experience

Durable Slate’s emphasis on training and experienced staff makes it a company that is uniquely suited to installing and repairing slate, tile and copper roofs. All Durable Slate roofers have received significant training on the many techniques of historic roofing. The training program focuses on various aspects of installation and repair such as proper nailing […]

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January 22, 2018
Durable Difference: Ice Damming Prevention

With frigid temperatures upon us, ice damming will often occur on slate or tile roofs, which can lead to extensive damage to the interior of one’s home. Ice damming occurs when snow accumulates on the roof and is then melted by heat loss from inside the home and/or direct sunlight. This melting water then proceeds […]

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December 27, 2017
Durable Difference: Cold Weather Safety

At Durable Slate, we work through the winter. In doing so, we take the necessary steps to keep our employees safe in cold weather. “Working through the winter can be just as safe as any other time of the year as long as you take precautions and plan for it,” Safety Director Joe Redd said. […]

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December 13, 2017
Durable Difference: Snow Guards

If you have a slate, tile or metal roof, be prepared for winter. By installing snow guards on any of these roofs, homeowners can protect their property and themselves, said Mark Sherby, a quality control expert for The Durable Slate Company. “They act like a safety net, helping to prevent snow and ice from sliding […]

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November 22, 2017
The Durable Difference: Fall Protection

Every day our employees work from hair-raising heights. Durable Slate minimizes that danger through proper training in the classroom and in-the-field safety inspections. Because of fall protection gear, employee injuries have been greatly reduced. According to OSHA guidelines in construction, fall protection is necessary whenever an employee is working more than 6 feet off the ground. […]

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November 8, 2017
Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

The Durable Slate Company was selected to participate in a multimillion dollar renovation of Wittenberg University’s athletic facilities. The extensive project will include the removal and reinstallation of slate on the historic portion of the Multi Recreation Facility roof. Durable Slate will be collaborating with Danis, a major construction management company with offices throughout the […]

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October 26, 2017
Safety is the No. 1 Goal

Safety is the No. 1 goal at Durable Slate. Not only will it prevent injuries, but help us complete the job. “Safety should be at the forefront of every employee,” Durable Slate’s Safety Director Joe Redd said. “And when you’re safe, a better all-around job will be the result.” Redd points to three key areas: […]

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October 23, 2017
Why proper underlayment can extend the life of your tile roof

With their hardiness and old world appeal, clay tile roofs bring a historic character to the home; however, after 60-100 years, leaks often become evident. Many tile themselves are not completely water tight. They depend on an underlayment that rests between the clay tile on top and the wooden deck below, said Mark Sherby, a quality control […]

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July 27, 2017
St. James Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Durable Restoration Company, sister company to The Durable Slate Company, has been chosen to restore the St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Focusing on Historic Restoration,The Durable Restoration Company is adding to its long list of prominent projects it has undertaken. This project is expected to take several months and is expected […]

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