Snow Guards -Not just another pretty face In most areas of the world, a sloping roof has always brought with it the problem of snow retention. But it was not until the early 19th century that metal pad-style snowguards replaced such impromptu solutions as hanging logs by chains from the roof peak (they eventually rotted) [...]
“I am tired of spending money on my slate roof! I don’t know who to believe; one contractor tells me I need a new roof, the other wants to flash my chimney with tar!” During the twenty years I worked as a slate-roofing contractor I heard many variations of this complaint. I met homeowners who [...]
The man behind the curtain Bert Galloup shows off Newmont Slate Company's hook making CNC Machine and the multi-piece heavy stock trimmer. Anodized hooks and Mansion Slates are such a beautiful thing!!
See our Qwik Slate product installed in real time by The Durable Slate Company, one of the largest slate roofing contractors in the country
Bob Williams discusses slate imports and exports and the European market with our friends from Ireland and Spain.
Newmont Slate Company moves an enormous section of overburden to reveal that much sought after Vermont Black.
Bob Williams introduces Newmont Slate Company's Slate Cladding Installation Process which utilizes QWIK Slate™ hook strips and HDPE interlayment panel which can all be attached with the speed of a nail gun.
Bob Williams of Newmont Slate Company demonstrates SLATE SHIELD™ the finest lightweight slate installation process.
There is an old Welsh saying that translates as follows: “Only the Welsh can quarry slate because the rocks don’t speak English.” This is quite the anthropological linguistic riddle and I won’t even attempt to unravel it, but it does put me in mind of how few people understand the language of slate. Not, I [...]
Combining Zinc With Slate Requires Care And Craftsmanship Since the mid-19th century, zinc has been a tremendously popular building material in Europe, particularly in France. However, it has just recently begun to gain popularity in the United States, especially in the Northeast. Due to its natural, elegant aesthetic, long lifespan, sustainability as a fully recyclable [...]