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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.

Slate Roof Installation Hint: Leave out a slate when installing a roof bracket.


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

Slate Roof Installation Hint: Leave out a slate when installing a roof bracket.


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

Slate Roof Installation Hint: Leave out a slate when installing a roof bracket.


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

Slate Roof Installation Hint: Leave out a slate when installing a roof bracket.


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 there be an unlikely need for future roof scaffolding.

Slate Roof Installation Hint: Leave out a slate when installing a roof bracket.


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