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Maryland Roofing

Maryland presents a wide range of architectural styles, from colonial-era buildings to modern skyscrapers. Some of America's finest long-standing, slate, clay, and copper roofed buildings are in Maryland. The Durable Slate Company's Mid-Atlantic branch calls Maryland home and we've been privileged to work on some of the very best buildings in this most beautiful state.

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Historic Maryland

For anyone unfamiliar, Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Maryland's history dates back to the early 17th century when it was first colonized by English settlers. Over the years, Maryland has seen a lot of growth and development, and today, it is known for its diverse culture, seafood, Old Bay, and impressive flag.

One of the most notable aspects of Maryland's history is its diverse architecture. The state has a wide range of architectural styles, from colonial-era buildings to modern skyscrapers. One of the most distinctive features being the use of historic roofing materials, such as slate, clay-tile, and copper. Indeed, some of America's finest long-standing, slate roofed buildings are in Maryland.

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A Bit of History

Maryland is located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It was one of the original 13 colonies, founded in 1632 by George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. Maryland was named after the wife of King Charles I, Queen Henrietta Maria, who was also known as the Lady Mary.

Maryland's early history is closely tied to the Catholic Church and the English monarchy. Calvert was a Catholic who sought to establish a colony where Catholics could practice their religion freely. He obtained a charter from King Charles I to establish the colony of Maryland, and in 1634, the first group of settlers arrived in the Chesapeake Bay area.

Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, Maryland was an important agricultural and trade center. The state was known for its tobacco plantations, and was a major port for the export of tobacco, wheat, and other goods.
In the 19th century, Maryland played a significant role in the American Civil War. It was a border state, meaning Maryland was located between the North and the South. While it remained in the Union, many of its citizens supported the Confederacy. Likewise, Baltimore was an important hub for the Union Army, and the city was famoudly the site of several important battles during the war.

After the Civil War, Maryland continued to grow and develop. In the early 20th century, the state became a hub for manufacturing and industry, and it has remained an important economic center to this day.

Today, Maryland is known for its extraordinary history, cultural diversity, and beautiful landscapes. From the bustling city of Baltimore to the picturesque Chesapeake Bay, Maryland has something for everyone. Whether you're interested in history, culture, or outdoor adventures, there's always something to discover.

Famous Maryland Roofs

1. Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center - This iconic building was built in the early 1900s and features a beautiful slate roof. Located in Sharpsburg, Maryland, the Visitor Center serves as a beautiful reminder of the Battle of Antietam, which took place in 1862.

2. Cylburn Mansion - Located in Baltimore, this late 19th century building features a stunning slate roof. It is currently used by the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, and is also home to a variety of wildlife.

3. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument Visitor Center - This iconic building is located in Church Creek, Maryland, and features a beautiful zinc and slate roofs. It serves as a reminder of the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman's heroic efforts to free slaves.

4. Montpelier Mansion - Located in Laurel, Maryland, Montpelier Mansion is a stunning example of a Georgian-style home featuring a bright grey slate roof. Built in 1783 by Thomas Snowden, the mansion is surrounded by lush gardens, a tranquil pond and the neighboring Patuxent River.

5. Hammond-Harwood House - Located in Annapolis, Maryland, the Hammond-Harwood House is a Georgian-style mansion built in 1774 by Matthew Hammond and designed by noted architect William Buckland. The home features a distinctive slate roof, along with an ornate entryway, grand staircase and several original woodcarvings.

6. St. Mary’s College of Maryland - Founded in 1840, St. Mary’s College of Maryland is the state’s oldest public institution of higher learning. The college’s main building, Charles Hall, features a traditional Georgian-style with a slate roof.

7. Thomas Stone National Historic Site - Located in Port Tobacco, Maryland, this building features a beautiful slate roof. It was built in the late 1700s and was the home of Thomas Stone, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

8. Maryland State House - Located in Annapolis, Maryland, this iconic building features a beautiful slate roof. It was built in the late 1700s and has served as the state capitol since 1783.

9. Belair Mansion: Located in Bowie, the Belair Mansion is an 18th-century plantation home built in 1745. This Georgian-style plantation home features a distinctive slate roof and is open to the public for tours.

10. B&O Railroad Museum - Located in Baltimore, the B&O Railroad Museum is a great place to explore the history of railroads in the United States. The museum is topped with a slate roof.
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Maryland Roofing Services

The Durable Slate Company specializes in providing top-quality roof repair services to homeowners and businesses in Maryland. With over fifty years of experience in the industry, we have the knowledge and expertise to handle all of your roof repair needs, no matter the building size or type.

Slate is a durable and long-lasting roofing material, but it is not invulnerable to wear and tear. When your slate roof is in need of repair, it is important to have it taken care of as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your property. That's where we come in.

Besides slate, we offer repair services for historic clay-tile and copper roofs. These natural materials are also known for their extreme lifespan, but like all roofing materials, they degrade over time and will require occasional repairs and maintenance. 

Our team of skilled craftspeople is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to each and every one of our clients. We take pride in our work and strive to exceed our customers' expectations on every job. This commitment and more is part of our company philosophy, The Durable Way.
When you choose The Durable Slate Company for your roof repair needs, trust that you are getting the best service in the historic roofing industry. We use only the highest quality materials and traditional techniques to ensure that your roof is repaired to the highest standards, our own.

For Maryland, we offer a wide range of roof repair services, including:

Patching and sealing small cracks and holes
Replacement of broken or missing tiles or slates
Repair of damaged flashing and chimney leaks
Complete roof overhauls or replacements
Gutter repair, custom builds, and replacement

In short, no job is too big or too small for our team of trained craftspeople. We are fully licensed, insured, and ready to work. Historic roofing is our specialty. Let's make history.

Don't let a damaged roof cause further problems for your home or business. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get your roof repaired by the roofing experts at The Durable Slate Company, hon.

Choose Durable Slate

The Durable Slate Mid-Atlantic office serves the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, as well as Annapolis, Hagerstown, and the rest of Maryland. We also serve the entirety of New Jersey, Delaware, and North Carolina, and are no strangers to Pennsylvania, especially Harrisburg, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Allentown. Lastly, we love visiting Charlottesville, Richmond, and Norfolk, Virginia.
Unlike most roofing contractors, we specialize in slate, clay-tile, and custom copper solutions. Our in-house training and apprenticeship programs are industry leading and we are frequently recognized for our integrity in all things. We call this the Durable Way and it means premium service, time-honored methods, and a lasting, beautiful roof.

Our commitments to quality, safety, and traditional methods has earned us innumerable distinctions and awards over the years. Here are a few awards that make use especially proud.
Our locally sourced, expert craftsman are exceptionally capable slate roofers with decades of combined experience. We work and behave professionally, with consideration for your well-being and the historic integrity of your home and surround, and are motivated by pride in our work. We love slate roofing and our work shows it.

Within Maryland, you might spot one of our trademark red trucks near Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Frederick, Germantown, Silver Spring, Potomac, Takoma Park, Baltimore, Annapolis, Towson, and so many more.

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