TRADITIONAL ROOFING MAGAZINE

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Issue 2, Spring 2002

Slate Roof Installation Hint

1) Felt the board roof deck with 30 lb felt, then chalk a line marking the top of each course of slate.

chalk lines on roof


2) Attach your cant strip, nail your starter row, and begin slating.

starter course


3) Periodically leave a slate out and install a roof jack.

roof jack


4) Proceed in this manner until you have staged the roof with adequate roof scaffolding.

roof jack and plank


5) When done, install a slate hook where ever a slate was left out. Hook a slate in place. The slate can always be removed again later should the unlikely need for future roof scaffolding present itself.

slate hook


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