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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.
August 20, 2018
Our Lady of Peace Chapel – Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

In March 2018, Durable Slate began working on the reinstallation of slate and addition of copper gutters, flashings and downspouts. The project was completed in August 2018. The Our Lady of Peace Chapel was moved from the Williams family’s residence in Anderson Township to Xavier University. The chapel is a centerpiece of Xavier University’s academic […]

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June 19, 2018
Durable Slate consults on restoration of Trinidad’s House of Parliament

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD – Durable Slate recently started consulting on the restoration of The Red House, a historic structure that serves as the seat for the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago. Construction Services and Supplies, Ltd., a Trinidad-based contractor, selected Durable Slate to consult on the project because of the company’s reputation and experience […]

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February 21, 2018
Durable Difference: Equipment Inspections

From tools to scaffolding to hard hats, regular safety inspections ensure our equipment never fails when we need it most. Durable Slate’s policy requires employees to inspect fall protection gear (harness, hard hat, glasses, etc.) every time it is used; additionally, a more thorough inspection of fall protection gear is performed every six months. As […]

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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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