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For more information about slate roofs, read the Slate Roof Bible, or look around this web site. Use the top navigation bar to search the site. For slate roofing tools, materials and supplies, click here.

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INSTALLATION:

Ceramic Hip and Ridge Tiles on a Slate Roof Using Flexim

Chimney Flashing: Folding the Corners

Copper Lightning Rod Installation

Copper Ridge on a Slate Roof

Copper Ridge Using 40 Ounce Cleats

Curved Double-Lock Copper Chimney Apron

Curved Double-Lock Copper Standing Seam Roof

Defective Roofing Slates - Know What to Look For!

Flat-Lock Soldered Copper Roof Installation

How We Make Our Copper Ridge

Ice Dam Resistant Eaves on a Slate Roof

Mullane 200 Snow Guards

New Slate Roof at the Natural Building Colloquium, 2008, in Bath, NY

Pipe Flashing Installation

Shedding Slates - What are Acceptable Levels?

Slating Tips for Asphalt Shingle Roofers

Soldered Chimney Apron Flashing

Soldered Copper Snow Apron (For the full 25 minute video click here.)

Soldering Flat Lock and Vertical Joints

Underlayment on Slate Roofs

Using Roof Brackets When Installing a Slate Roof

Using Jenkins Copper Drip Edge with Cant on a Slate Roof

Valley Top Juncture Using Double Lock Standing Seam


REPAIR:

Basic Slate Roof Repair

Bad Strap Repairs (1 min. 37 sec. video)

Using Roof Brackets to Access an Existing Slate Roof

How to Identify Buckingham Slates on an Older Roof


INSTALLATION MISTAKES:

Avoid These 21 Contractor Errors (Traditional Roofing Magazine Article)

Bad Headlap (1 minute video)

Bad Saddle Ridge Installation (1 min. 23 sec. video)

Copper Rivets with Steel Mandrels Should Not Be Used (2 minute video)

Cutting on Wrong Side of Slate (1 minute video)

Electrogalvanized Nails (29 second video)

Inadequate Plywood Roof Deck (46 second video)

Nails Too Long (1 minute video)

No Cant Strip on Starter Course

Slate Starter Course Insufficient Headlap (1 min. 17 sec. video)

Top 10 Mistakes Made When Installing Slate Roofs (Traditional Roofing Magazine Article)

Wrong Nailing Technique (1 min. 30 sec. video)


QUARRIES:

Camara Slate Quarry Tour - Slate Roofing Contractors Association 2010 Conference

Greenstone Slate Quarry Tour - Slate Roofing Contractors Association 2010 Conference


INSTALLATION:

Making a Curved Double Lock Standing Seam Copper Roof

Demonstrated by Chris Paulin, Paulin Slate and Copper, Akron, Ohio, at the 2012 Slate Roofing Contractors Association Conference:

Buy copper flashing rolls online.

Buy standing seam tools at the Slate Roof Warehouse.


Installing Flat-lock Soldered Copper Roofing:

See also Wenesco Soldering Trough

Buy copper flashing rolls online.

Buy your soldering tools online!


Copper Chimney Flashing: Folding the Corners

Buy copper flashing rolls online.


Installing a soldered chimney apron flashing:

Buy your soldering tools online!


How to Install Copper Ridge on a Slate Roof:

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How We Make Our 20 Ounce Copper Ridge:

Buy copper ridge for roofs.


Installing a new slate roof in Bath, NY:

Buy slate roofing tools here.


Installing Ceramic Hip and Ridge Tiles on a Slate Roof Using Flexim:

Buy slate roofing tools here.


How to Install a Soldered Copper Snow Apron on a Slate Roof:

See a video of the Wenesco Soldering Trough

Buy an electric Wenesco tinning trough.

Buy your soldering tools online!


Using Roof Brackets on a Slate Roof:

Buy roof brackets for all kinds of roofs.


Using Jenkins Copper Drip Edge with Cant on Slate Roofs:

Buy copper drip edges for all kinds of roofs.


How to Install Ice Dam Resistant Eaves on a Slate Roof:

Buy slate roofing tools here.


Using Underlayment on Slate Roofs

Buy slate roofing tools here.


How to Install a German-Made Pipe Flashing on a Slate Roof

Buy German-made pipe flashings online.


Soldering flat-lock and vertical joints:

See also Flat-Lock Copper Roofing:

See a video of the Wenesco Soldering Trough

Buy an electric Wenesco tinning trough.

Buy your soldering tools online!


Slating Tips for Asphalt Shingle Roofers

Buy slate roofing tools here.


Acceptable Levels of Shedding Slates

Read an article about shedding slates.


Mullane 200 Snowguards

Here's the best source of snowguards!


Installing a Copper Lightning Rod

Here's the best source of lightning rods and supplies.


Defective Roofing Slates

Here's a list of new slate suppliers.


Installing 20 Ounce Copper Ridge Using 40 Ounce Copper Cleats

Read an article about installing copper ridge on slate roofs.


Top Juncture on Valley Pair Using Double Lock Standing Seam

Buy standing seam tools at the Slate Roof Warehouse.


Curved Double-Lock Standing Seam Chimney Apron

Buy standing seam tools at the Slate Roof Warehouse.


General Slate Roof Installation Specifications

Installation | Repair | Mistakes | Quarries | Tools & Materials


REPAIR:

Basic Slate Roof Repair:

Download this video.

Buy slate roofing tools here.


Bad Strap Replacement - Slate Roof Repairs:

Buy some slate hooks and repair it right!


Installation | Repair | Mistakes | Quarries | Tools & Materials


COMMON MISTAKES:

Slate Starter Course - Insufficient Headlap:

Read an article about slate starter courses.


Bad Headlap on a Slate Roof:

Read an article about headlap on slate roofs.


Cutting on Wrong Side of Roofing Slate:

Here's where you can buy slate cutters.


Slate Roofing Nails Too Long:

Here's a good place to buy slater's nails.


Inadequate Plywood Deck on a Slate Roof:


Bad Saddle Ridge Installation on a Slate Roof:


Electrogalvanized Nails Should Not be Used on a Slate Roof:

Here's a good place to buy slater's nails.


Copper Rivets with Steel Mandrels Should Not Be Used on a Slate Roof:

Here's the best place to buy rivets.


Wrong Nailing Technique on a Slate Roof:

Here's a good place to buy slater's nails.


No Cant Strip on Starter Course

Read more about cant strips on slate roofs.


Installation | Repair | Mistakes | Quarries | Tools & Materials


Quarries:

Camara Slate Quarry Tour:


Greenstone Slate Company Quarry Tour:


Installation | Repair | Mistakes | Quarries | Tools & Materials


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Slate Roof Bible,
3rd Edition

hardcover, by Joseph C. Jenkins, June 2016, 374 pages, nearly 800 illustrations. Also available as an Ebook!

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