Knowing Your Slate Roof

Getting to know your slate roof is the first step to preserving its condition. Traditional building materials abound in Maryland. One of the most prevalent¬† traditional materials and one that adds greatly to the charm and¬†character of local homes is the abundance of slate as a roofing material. A slate roof can be a tremendous…

An Insidious Leak

Some roof leaks are harder to find than others. But leaks in the field of slate, away from flashings, or other obstacles, where there are no visible signs of a broken or missing slate are almost always caused by a failed or rusted bib. The potential for the bib to fail is one of the…

Snow Guards

Prevent dangerous falling snow and ice from damaging your landscaping, gutters or worse by installing snow guards on your slate roof. A slate roof without snow guards is like playing football without pads. Snow and ice can be very damaging to slate roofs and gutters, not to mention shrubs and glass tables. While snow guards…