General contractors often include slate repair services in addition to their conventional roofing services, but few roofing contractors actually specialize in the fine art of historic slate, clay tile, and copper roofing. Treating slate like any other roofing material can have disastrous consequences.
As a premium, but unique roofing material, slate demands a specialist. This is true for new roof installations and slate repairs as small as a single slate replacement. The orientation of the slate; how to match a replacement slate with existing slates; the manner in which the new slate is installed; evaluating the nearby area for wood rot or other damage; etc, are all skills unique to slate roof contractors.
And while many roofing contractors offer slate roof repair among their many services, The Durable Slate Company specializes only in historic roofing, which includes clay-tile roofs
, copper roofing
, and copper gutters
. Slate roofing is our art and expertise, as well as our business.