Slate Roof Repair on the Iconic Chelsea Hotel

In Educational Articles by Kendall Vrana

The Chelsea Hotel in Manhatten, New York is getting a face-lift with the installation of new slate roof. This 12-story, red brick building was first constructed between 1883 and 1885, and was one of the city’s first private cooperatives. While longterm residences are no longer offered, it has remained a popular hotel destination that has housed a number of famous travelers. It is perhaps best known for playing host to the mysterious stabbing death of Nancy Spungen, girlfriend to Sid Vicious of the band “The Sex Pistols”. Her murder at the hotel sparked a number of conspiracies and paranormal rumors.

The hotel was originally fitted with a dark slate roof. Slate roofing is a very durable, long-lasting, and gorgeous material that lends reliability and beauty to higher-end structures. Vermont Slate Company has the pleasure of supplying this project, which will be using a black, unfading slate from Spain.

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Not only will the new slate roof give Chelsea Hotel a sleek, beautiful upgrade, but the roof can be expected to last over 100 years. Slate roofing is one of the most long-lasting and durable roofing materials on the market, boasting a Grade A Fireproofing Rating, Class 3 to 4 impact resistance, and reliability in hurricane-like winds. To ice the cake, it is also considered one of the more environmentally friendly building materials.

Keep an eye on the big red hotel!

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