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Cleveland Region

The Durable Slate Company is a nationally available historic roofing contractor. We specialize in slate, clay-tile, and copper roofing, as well as copper gutters.

This branch services Northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

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Cleveland Slate Roofing

Clay roofing tiles come in a huge variety of colors, shapes, sizes, styles, and textures. As a timeless historic roofing material, they were originally hand made and hand fired. Like so much else, demand drove large-scale manufacturing, expanding the number, size, and variety of clay tile roofs globally.

Featured & Recent Projects

May 26, 2020
Stan Hywet Hall, Akron, OH

Since 2011, The Durable Slate Company has helped to restore and maintain the estate of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. Stan Hywet is located in Akron, Ohio, and is one of the largest houses in the United States. Built in 1911, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in January of 1975. It is […]

June 10, 2019
First Congregational Church, Akron, OH

Our work included structural repairs to the building, replacing the entire roof with a new Variegated Purple slate roof, pointing and repairs to the exterior masonry, extensive rebuilding of the monitor to match the original ornate details, and copper gutters, roofs, and ornamental wall and window cladding. The project won the National Roofing Contractor’s Association […]

February 17, 2021
Private Residence, Akron, OH

This Akron home was struck by lightning on its drive-way side.  Initially, the damage appeared limited to slates and copper flashing nearest the strike point.  However, because the opposite chimney was damaged, the lightning likely travelled the full length of the roof requiring that we remove the entire back-half of the roof to address the underlying damage. […]

August 7, 2020
Residence, Shaker Heights, OH

This private residence in Shaker Heights, Cleveland, OH, had water leaking under a trough that had been covered with tarred bitumen.  The Durable Slate Company's crew replaced the trough in new flat-lock copper, along with reflashing the adjacent closed valleys and a vent pipe.  The top right valley was especially challenging because it is a […]

June 10, 2020
Residence, Medina, OH

We removed and replaced the asphalt roof and installed new Vermont Weathering Green slate with all new custom copper flashings. The turret slates were all custom cut to ensure they laid perfectly around the radius. We also made a custom turret finial cap.

June 10, 2020
Ohio Veteran’s Home, Sandusky, OH

Local Experience, World-Class Roofing

In 1986, The Durable Slate Company was founded in Columbus, Ohio. Starting off as a small company aimed at providing quality service and products, it is now one of the country’s preeminent experts on slate, tile, and copper roofing. By keeping ourselves exclusive to these services, our craftsmen are able to master the traditional methods that have been historically tried-and-true. By offering intensive training and apprenticeships, we ensure that your roof is handled by the very best. In addition, we also specialize in the installation and restoration of copper gutters.
The Durable Slate Company: Cleveland branch serves Northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
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Private Residence, Akron, OH
Private Residence, Akron, OH

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The Durable Slate Cleveland office serves most of Northern Ohio along with parts of western Pennsylvania, including areas surrounding Pittsburgh. 

We offer free estimates on slate, clay tile, and copper roofing as well as gutters and box gutters. We are located on Lee Road in Shaker Heights, just south of Chagrin Boulevard.
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Work We Love

From Charming Cottages to Towering Steeples, We Have the Expertise

  • Residential and commercial slate roofing installation, maintenance and repairs
  • Copper roofs, repair and installation
  • Clay tile repairs and installations
  • Copper gutter repair and installations
  • We are full service roofing contractors who have delivered specialty slate for high end home projects across the United States. We also install and repair spires, steeples and other types of ornamental roofing.

We also offer commercial services, including the following structures:

  • Schools, universities and other educational facilities
  • Churches, temples, synagogues and mosques
  • Hospitals
  • Federal, state and local government facilities and governmental service agencies
More than a roof. It's a Legacy.