In the Cleveland and Akron areas, many homes were built in the 1910s and 1920s with slate roofs.
A good deal of our work involves repairing or restoring these roofs. In Cuyahoga County alone, there are approximately 18,000 slate roofs, so we are pretty busy! In Northeast Ohio, most of the existing slate roofs are Vermont Slate and are typically green, grey/green, grey, purple, black and occasionally red. As these roofs age, the natural weathering of the stone will add some buff, tan and brown tones as well. There are a few roofs in the Cleveland area with slate from Virginia. These slates are usually known as “Buckingham Slates” and are of extremely high quality and are a blue-black to grey-black color. There are also a few soft Pennsylvania grey slate roofs left in the area. A Pennsylvania Slate roof may be repairable, but it is not considered restorable.
In 2009 this new carriage house was built in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and Hazlett Roofing & Renovation Ltd. was pleased to install a new slate roof.
The project’s owner is also a talented woodworker and he installed the spectacular Alaskan Yellow Cedar shingles on the sidewalls- in addition to a good deal of custom millwork.
In the fall of 2012 Hazlett Roofing & Renovation Ltd. undertook a series of slate roof repairs on Christ Presbyterian Church in Canton, Ohio.
This vibrant church community is located in the heart of downtown Canton. Construction of the original stone building was begun in 1868 and was the location of the wedding of future U.S. President William McKinley and Ida Saxton in 1871. Additions to the building were made in 1911 and 1951.