Metal Roofing


A Technique Spanning Centuries

Historical Roofing Process

Metal roofing has a history that extends many centuries. In the early part of this country’s history, many important buildings were roofed with lead, copper, and tin (tin-plated iron). Today, the options for metal roofing for historical buildings include similar choices. Lead is still used, though mostly in Europe. Copper has stood the test of time, and is workable in many different applications. Terne-coated stainless steel (tin and zinc coated 304 stainless steel) can be used where corrosion from salt or run-off of copper might be a concern.

Why Choose The Durable Slate Company

With proper fastening, skilled handling of joints, and adequate consideration for thermal and building movement, a well-installed metal roof can last many decades with little or no maintenance.

Durable Slate installs all types of metal roofing including standing seam, batten seam, soldered flat lock, metal shingles, diamond pattern, and other custom systems.


From Our Clients

I want to thank The Durable Slate Company for the fantastic job they did in replacing the roof on The Church of All Saints in Keokuk, Iowa. The workmanship was superior. Your work crew was very understanding to the tough schedule or working around a busy church. I know this was inconvenient for your crew and I deeply appreciate it. Whenever anyone asks, “Who did your roof?” I respond “The Durable Slate Company from Columbus, Ohio, and I can highly recommend them.

— Reverend Paul E. Connolly, Pastor Church of All Saints – Keokuk, Iowa