|Posted on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 12:24 pm: ||
I have a 150 year old house with a slate roof. It is need of repair. I lost a few tiles this past winter of 2003. It looks to be a vermont slate. Does this old roof need venting like they do with new ones? Can it be put in?
|Posted on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 08:55 pm: ||
You can install roof vents on older slate roofs without much of a problem. They aren't really necessary unless you have excessive heat build-up, or other obvious problems. I would stay away from vented ridge unless it's specifically designed for a slate roof. Otherwise, get a low-profile roof vent or two at any building supply location and have your slater install them if you really want them.