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SSQ Natural Slate has been supplying the North American market with Del Carmen Unfading Black Roofing Slate for more than 25 years. SSQ Del Carmen is an ASTM C406 S-1 natural roofing slate and carries a 100 Year Guarantee that covers not only the slate but also the labor cost of replacement. Today, SSQ Del Carmen has become the world’s most specified slate and is featured on numerous prominent structures all over the world – from government buildings, education facilities and private residences to buildings of historical significance such as castles, museums and churches. Below are two of the most recent examples of churches re-roofed with SSQ Del Carmen, specified as a suitable alternative to locally sourced slates.
St. John’s Episcopal Church – SSQ Del Carmen 20”x 10” was selected for its color, exceptional flatness and time tested quality.
St. John’s Episcopal Church was founded in 1850 in the city of Keokuk at the extreme southeast corner of Iowa. The church is a combination of Gothic Revival and Richardsonian Romanesque styles and is situated just a few blocks west of the Mississippi River. It is listed together with the parish hall on the National Register of Historic Places.
Renaissance Roofing, an experienced contractor in historic roof restorations, were charged with the task of restoring the 200m2 natural slate roof of St John’s. Seeking an unfading black natural slate, SSQ Del Carmen 20”x 10” was selected for its color, exceptional flatness and time-tested quality.
Superintendent Kai Loema and his team delivered a first class restoration. The superior quality of both workmanship and product was especially evident in the radius section of the roof, where virtually no breakages occurred despite the widths being cut down.
SSQ Natural Slate, working with Renaissance Roofing, once again have supplied one of its top-quality slates to a prominent historic building.
Trinity United Methodist Church was completed using SSQ Del Carmen Unfading Black slates.
Founded in 1891, Trinity United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio remains in its current location since 1951 after a total of three moves. The church buildings are also home to the Trinity United Methodist Preschool.
Recently, the church building went trough a rejuvenation with roofing works consisting of new slate and custom fabricated copper flashings installation. The job was completed by The Durable Slate Company – a locally based award winning roofing contractor.
Del Carmen Unfading Black slates were the perfect choice for their longevity, color and aesthetics.