Slate roofing requires low maintenance. Once installed it provides a classy look. It is beautifully pleasing and very trendy. It is resistant to rust, corrode, rot or fade. It discards the problems people face who employ common and cheaper roofing materials in the Australian climate.

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Characteristics that makes it different from other roofs

As they are a natural stone material it is fire-resistant. It is fireproof and protects the house for anyone who installs this resilient roofing material. It will certainly help you to protect your greatest investment and your family.

In present era there are a wide variety of roofing materials are available to choose from. Roofing slate is a thin sedimentary rock divide along its natural lines or fractures. It was built over thousands of years. This rock has undergone to great geological conditions that make it a rare and durable roofing material.

  1. Your roof guards your property against the harsh extremes of nature. It should be presentable and when stepping back and observing from the street curb you will find at least a third of your building is the roof. So it requires being very long-lasting and aesthetically appealing for safety and value.
  2. Your roof requires keeping you dry in winter and cooling in summer. It’s there to prevent you and your family from the elements. Metal roofing will last for many years but will require replacing long before a slate roof. Moreover it is not rust proof. It will react with air so the original color fades and turn a rusty brown patchwork.
  3. This type of the roof is built of stone. They don’t oxidize. They doesn’t fade and the sound of rain on a slate roof is not harsh like tin can be, but desirable. They are far superior to other roofing materials.
  4. Terracotta becomes brittle as it becomes old. Concrete tiles become porous and the color lightens. Because of its overall fireproofing qualities, it increases your home’s complete protection.
  5. Street appeal for home owners and investors is extremely significant. The total look of it is far better to other roofing materials, providing value and protection to your biggest investment that is your home.
  6. Slate tiles come in a wide variety of colors to meet all tastes, suitable to any home or building. The Installation creates rare roof patterning, enhancing the overall architectural features of a simple property or architecturally designed home.
  7. The installation of the high quality assured slate roofing will provide peace of mind and is a desired roofing material among roofers. It is affordable, providing value to your investment. It is aesthetically appealing.

Slate Roofing is very popular for its properties. It does cost more than general used roofing materials, but the overall advantages over come the initial cost, selecting it is the best choice and most appealing, durable aesthetically pleasing, safe that is available as the roofing product on the market.

 

tiki upholsteryAre you restoring a vintage trailer and need retro vinyl for the seating? How about vinyl for your tiki barstools … or kitchen dinette … or outdoor patio set? After we wrote about IFSCO’s stash of New Old Stock vinyls last year, the company sent us a box of samples. I just wanted to report: 

vintage vinyl 1960sSqueeeeee, I love this stuff. It’s beautiful, and although I am not an expert in vinyl quality, it seems really high quality to me. The backing… the cushioning… is so… thick and cushiony.

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retro-vinyl-1Also, I love the embossed flowered pieces. It’s like they are “quilted” — just like I imagine I remember at Grandma’s house. Above: The only color left in the Palace collection is the Brass — I received an 8″ x 10″ sample in my package and it is just wonderful! I can only imagine what the Olive would have looked like, be still my 70s heart.

retro-vinyl-3 retro-vinyl-5 retro-vinyl-6Above: Some of the floweries in my package of samples. Aren’t they wicked awesome wicked Granny Ranch cool?!

dollhouse flooringThese IFSCO vintage vinyls are another find that I kind of h*** putting out there, because I might need some for a project soon, and then it will be all gone. Case in point: The Tobago vinyl above is new to their site since I last went to look — it would be fantastic for tiki bar stools and furniture. And lookie those fabulous colors!

Link love: IFSCO 1960s vintage vinyls

See our other stories on IFSCO products by clicking here or on this photo:

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drexel-declaration-clockDrexel Declaration furniture is one of our favorite midcentury designs, because of the lovely way it bridges modern and traditional styles. This Drexel Declaration grandfather clock, though: Decidedly modern — heading toward flower power even! All photos: UrbanAmerica on ebay.

drexel-declaration-clock-faceI hadn’t even focused on the fact that there was a Drexel Declaration grandfather clock — although now that I go looking I see it in our catalog (link below).

lanshire-clock-movementThe clock is 60″ tall, 14″ wide, and 9″ deep. The clock movement is Lanshire.

drexel-declarationdrexel-declaration-1964Looks like this was cutting edge in spring 1964. We love it!

Thank to ebay seller urbanamerica for giving us permission to show these photos. They have the clock for sale, pickup only in Long Beach, Calif, here.

More stories about Drexel Declaration:

  • A catalog in my collection and a bit of history on the designers.
  • Catherine’s brochure and some reader photos.
  • Vintage furniture — 10 of our favorite designs.

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