HKC Roofing recently completed a natural slate roof installation at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. The historic building’s old slate roof failed after nearly a century of use. We installed new slate with copper flashings. Other materials like “synthetic slate” could have been used but the owners were well educated as to the benefits of a natural slate roof. Thousands of synthetic slate roofs have failed within just 10 years and surprisingly, they are still be marketed as a longterm material. This project used traditional, time tested materials and is ready for another 100 years!