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6 Basic Principals of Slate Roofing

6 Basic Principals of Slate Roofing

Generally the steeper the roof, the better with regard to service life of slate. Anything above a 8:12 is preferred, and slopes in the 12:12 to 18:12 range are probably ideal. Not only will slate shingles last longer on these steeper slopes, but they will be more visible from grade and show off their natural beauty.

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The Manufacturing of Slate

The Manufacturing of Slate

Slate manufacturing begins with the stone. Close to the surface or hundreds of feet deep, the metamorphic deposit must be excavated. A combination of blasting and the use of enormous quarrying machinery is used to prize the rock from the ground. ...

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National Slate Association’s Mobile Field Guide

mobile.slateassociation.org is available free of charge via an internet browser on your smart-phone* or tablet when an internet connection is available.Or you may also scan the QR code here with your QR reader.

Click here to download the Mobile Field Guide press release.

*The NSA Mobile Field Guide is best viewed on iPhones, iPads and the newer Android phones. Windows® smart phones are not supported at this time. The mobile site is not intended or formatted for desktop computers or laptops.

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