View Post

St. Mary’s Catholic Church | Slate Roofing

In Recent Projects by Black Diamond Slate

Recently, Black Diamond Slate provided the slate roofing for the new roof at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. St. Mary’s Parish is the oldest continuous parish in the Diocese of Toledo. It was founded on May 15, 1831, by Irish Immigrants who settled in the Tiffin area. In the mid 1800’s, St. Mary’s opened its doors to the influx of German …

View Post

Slate Roofing: An Old Roofing Material in the Modern World

In Educational Articles by Black Diamond Slate

Literally speaking, natural slate tile roofing has been around almost forever. Most of the material used to manufacture slate tile roofing today was formed between 450 and 600 million years ago. We have used these naturally formed sheets of rock to shed water for almost as long as man has been building shelters. In today’s modern world this age-old product …

View Post

Hurricane Damage to Slate Tile Roofing & Dealing With Insurance Claims

In Educational Articles by Black Diamond Slate

In the aftermath of a hurricane, surrounding areas are thrust into the mode of rebuilding and re-roofing. Hurricanes are distinctly brutal on any roofing material. While slate is one of the most durable roofing products, it will sustain damage. Hurricane damage to slate roofing is typically caused by two main factors; wind damage and flying debris. Hail is also a factor in areas where it occurs, but it is not always present with a hurricane.