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by Kenton Shepard, Author/producer of InterNACHI’s online video Slate Roof Inspection course (free to members).

 

This 44 page field guide , containing over 75 photographs, is meant to be used as a tool to help identify problems with slate roofs. It includes information and photographs on:

  • Types of slate and their characteristics
  • Production of slate roof tiles,
  • Installation requirements and problems
  • Typical aging process
  • Moisture damage
  • Hail damage
  • Footfall damage
  • Slate roof inspection

It includes references that will help in identifying the slate quarry of origin and its grade.

 

 

This is a PDF download, not a book.  You will receive a link via email to download the PDF after purchasing. 

 

TABLE of CONTENTS
Introduction, 1
Slate Formation and Production, 2
   • Slate Characteristics, 9
   • Slate grades, 10
   • Slate installation, 11
Inspecting slate Roofs, 13
Types of Slate, 14
Slate Roof Styles, 20
Installation, 24
   • Field slates, 24
   • Fasteners, 25
   • Flashing, 27
   • Valleys, 29
   • Hips, 30
   • Ridge, 32
Snowguards, 35
Repairs, 37
Damage, 40
   • Hail, 40
   • Moisture, 42
   • Ice, 42