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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.
Article by Roofing Contractor Magazine One of the perks of being an observer of the roofing industry is the ability to occasionally take advantage of unique learning opportunities. One such opportunity presented itself recently when my good friend, Bob Pringle of...
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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