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History of Slate in Virginia

In 1948 Laurie Pitts Jones wrote a spring theses on the slate in Buckingham, Virginia. A fascinating read outlining the quarries and people of the area. http://scholarship.richmond.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1037&context=masters-theses

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Natural Slate Continuing Education Course

Virginia Slate Company is proud to launch a natural slate continuing education course. AIA CE credits available upon completion. This course is designed to inform architects, general contractors, roofers, distributors and homeowners alike about natural slate. Slate Continuing Education Learning … Continue reading

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Slate Testing

Not all metamorphosed ocean sediments are capable of protecting a building for 100+ years. It takes a special combination of chemistry and geologic metamorphosis to create a slate durable enough to withstand centuries of exposure on a roof. Slate testing … Continue reading

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We Buy Used Roofing Slate

Used Roofing Slate Often we get asked about used slate, its value, and how can it be reused. Used slate is important for historic repairs, yet with over 60+ standard roofing sizes available having just the right slate in size, … Continue reading

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History of Natural Roofing Slate

Slate is one of the oldest and most durable roofing, flooring and structural materials in the world. For hundreds of years, natural roofing slate has been installed in similar fashion, protecting structures and preserving history. This article examines its use … Continue reading

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May 2014 Newsletter

Slate use worldwide is explained in our May 2014 newsletter. Sign up for our monthly newsletter today! The Use of Slate Worldwide  

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Understanding Natural Slate

Most building products that are manufactured today are altered from their original state or form, yet slate is different. Slate is a unique, natural material. From the quarry to installation of the roof, this quick document will help you in … Continue reading

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For hundreds of years, we have installed slate roofing the same way, with an overlapping system and two coppers nails; these roofs have stood the test of time. However, over the years, advertising has changed quite drastically. Like Virginia Slate … Continue reading

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