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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.
December 4, 2008
Award Presented for Restoration of Ace Pilot’s Columbus Home

The Durable Restoration Company was awarded the Preservation Merit Award from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office for its restoration work on Eddie Rickenbacker’s childhood home. Awards were presented on Saturday, November 1, during a noon luncheon at the Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad Station in Columbus.The quaint house located at 1336 E. Livingston Ave. was built in 1895 by Eddie […]

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October 7, 2008
Natural versus Synthetic Slate

Lately it seems that people are quick to endorse synthetic slate roofing materials without much history to support their approval. Some people rave that synthetic slate is much cheaper than natural slate, lighter, more durable, has a 50+ year warranty and it’s typically recycled. But it seems that few people mention its fading qualities and the fact that the […]

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