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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 5, 2009
The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Names Durable Slate Foreman MVP

It’s not every day that field employees in the construction industry get recognized for their hard work. Unless, of course, it’s a historic election year and your name happens to be, “Joe the Plumber.” That is why The Durable Slate Company is proud to announce that one of its top foremen, Chad Chambers, has been presented with […]

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January 21, 2009
Prevent Harmful Ice Dams on Your Roof

Did you know that many older homes are either without felt or have deteriorated felt between their slate and wood deck? This does not provide adequate protection during harsh winters. When there is a heavy snow accumulation on the roof, the warm temperatures from inside the house can melt the snow at the bottom of […]

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December 12, 2008
Glynn Academy gets a lift

As the Glynn Academy project is coming to an end, I thought it was appropriate to reflect upon how far it’s come. Watch Shawn Beckwith describe the restoration project in THIS VIDEO. Enjoy! Background information about the project: The Durable Restoration Company, along with T&T House Moving and Heavy Rigging Inc. from Green Cove Springs, Fl., was contracted […]

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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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