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nh_wayne
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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?
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admin
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 08:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.

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