Slate roofs, wall panels, decorative elements, and other pieces can be found in some of the oldest and most historic homes and buildings throughout the New York City area. The mining, cutting, sculpting, and placement of slate dates back hundreds of years, nearly to the colonial era.
Slate Repair and Restoration New York — Identifying Slate Origins
In fact, in the Northeast US, you can generally tell where slate pieces were mined based on their color and texture.
Slate that is blue-black in color means it probably came from quarries in Maine, Virginia, or the Peach Bottom district of York County, Pennsylvania.
Grayish-black slate probably came from Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania, while mottled slate most like was produced in New York or Vermont.
And distinctive red slate comes from only one place in the world: The slate-producing Granville and Middle Granville areas of upstate New York.
Slate Repair and Restoration New York — Ravages of Time
Slate is one of nature’s most durable materials. But not even slate is immune from the ravages of time and weather.
Slate roofs, panels, decorative elements, and other pieces can become chipped, worn, or faded over time due to weathering. When slate pieces become worn, they are more prone to breakage, loss of corners, and cracking.
Fortunately, the slate experts at Love Marble are highly experienced and knowledgeable about repairing, maintaining, and restoring slate roofs, walls, and other surfaces. We have helped hundreds of home and business owners in the New York metropolitan area lovingly restore their historic slate surfaces to their original condition, and we can help you, too.
If your slate surfaces have become worn, cracked, or damaged in any way, restore them to their natural, attractive richness by calling Love Marble today.