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SSQ Domiz Unfading slates have gained popularity in the US market in the recent years due to their similarity to some of the indigenous stones. SSQ Domiz exceeds the ASTM C406 S-1 criteria and is covered by a 100 Year Guarantee from SSQ, thus offering a robust alternative to some of the more exclusive materials on the market. SSQ Natural Slate has supplied Domiz slates to numerous properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as to many commercial and residential projects. Recently, SSQ Natural Slate and Beacon Roofing Supply were honored to offer SSQ Domiz Unfading slates for the two beautiful churches below.
St Dorothy’s Parish
St Dorothy’s Parish was founded in 1947 in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The Parish includes a Roman Catholic Church and a private Catholic school with over 400 students.
In 2017, the original 60 years old Pennsylvania slates were coming to the end of their service life and were starting to fail. Quality Roofing Supply in Yeadon, part of Beacon Roofing Supply Company, were tasked with sourcing a replacement slate and SSQ Domiz Unfading Black was suggested as a suitable alternative to the Archdiocese’s specification of Vermont Black slates. Following a rigorous selection process, SSQ Domiz was specified.
The nearly 200m2 re-roof was superbly completed by AMDG Exterior Contracting, who specialize in building envelope. The symmetrical design of the roof called for an 18” x 12” field slate and, with on-site technical support, 18” x 18” (slate and a half) was specified for the project.
United Methodist Church, Chevy Chase, Maryland
The United Methodist Church in Chevy Chase Section Three village in Montgomery County, Maryland was founded in 1912.
The chapel roof, which is the oldest part of this quaint church, was refurbished recently with SSQ Domiz 20” x 10” roofing slates, supplied by The Roof Center in Bethesda. Part of Beacon Roofing Supply Company, it has been servicing this Montgomery County church with its roofing needs for decades.
The renovation and installation, which included a significant amount of valley and flashing detail and work, were skillfully undertaken by W.E. Griffin Roofing, a local contractor specializing in historic restoration of slate roofs as well as the installation of new slate roofs for the residential market.
The job was completed superbly, with SSQ Domiz slates contributing to the preservation of the original character of the chapel roof and the church buildings.