furring strips along hip before slating roof. Follow chalk lines. These
are 3/4" furring strips being used for standard
thickness (3/16" to 1/4") slates. Furring
strips were nailed to roof with 2.5" hot dipped
galvanized common nails. The wood strips should be
approximately 3X the thickness of the slates.
piece of copper flashing over bottom of furring strips.
This is 20 ounce copper. Flashing is nailed in place
with 1.5" copper roofing
of flashing to hide furring strips.
over flashing - nail into furring strips. Nails can
be 1.5" copper roofing nails, although 2.5" copper
roofing nails will need to be used in places.
piece of step flashing over hip slates. A single nail
pair of hip slates over step flashing. At least two
nails per slate is required. Three is better. If you're
going to nail through the lower slate, drill first with
a 3/16" masonry bit and use a 2.5" copper
is 10" long x 8" wide on 8"x16" hip
is folded lengthwise in half (4" each side). The
16" long hip slates are overlapped 8" (halfway)
by both the overlying slates and the flashings. The
10" step flashings then overlap each other by 2".
the hip in this manner, flashing over the top of each
pair of hip slates. Install the slates in pairs, not
one side at a time. The hip slates do not need to be
tapered - most can be installed without cutting. You can cut the exposed corner for a decorative effect, however.
The finished hip
is leakproof and permanent.
AND RIDGE JOINT
A ridge is
coming to a hip. Install copper at joint over valley.
pair of ridge slates cut to fit over the valley center. Install
next step flashing over these slates. Install loose
(not nailed) strap hanger over this copper step flashing.
Lay pair of
short ridge slates over strap hanger on bed of adhesive.
In this case, GE Silicon II, clear lifetime caulk.
Bottom edge of strap folds up to hold pair of slates
in place while adhesive sets up.
hip with first pair of hip slates cut at an angle to
fit against ridge slates. Install step flashing under
each pair of hip and ridge slates. All ridge slates
should be caulked at joint. Hip slates do not need
caulked at joint.
furring strips on both sides of ridge opening before
Roll a low-profile
plastic ridge vent material (Owens Corning VentSure
shown above) over the furring strips.
Nail the vent
material to the furring strips. Install ridge slates
and flashings in the same manner as installing slate
hips, except ridge joints should be caulked. You will
need longer nails when installing ridge slates over
vent material. In this case, 2.5" copper
nails were used.
is a lightning rod.
ridges are ventilated. We sell weathervanes.