Hip Roof Problem Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Slate Roof Central Message Board » Slate Roofs » Hip Roof Problem « Previous Next »

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Harry Falconer
Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 08:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am having my Tudor house and out-buildings
reroofed in slate. They started with the pool
cabana house which has a hip roof. The roof has
four (4) ridges on each end converging at the
top ridge. They put the hip slates on the side
ridges first. As the 4 side ridges converged,
the hip slates overlapped, creating a "bulge".

Then they did the hips on the top ridge. The
top ridge hips piled on top of the converging
side ridge hips, have resulted in the top ridge
ends slanting acutely upward. The building now
looks like a Japanese Tea House!

These roofers seem to know slate roofing well
except for this. There must be a better way to
address this situation.

Harry
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Walter Musson
Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2002 - 05:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Harry,
The hip slates should be cut as they near the ridge so that only the same overlap as the field shingles is used -doubled exposure plus the headlap.the small pieces at the top will then need to be drilled and face nailed.The junctures of hip and ridge should have flashing under the cap slates,as well as the hip and ridge runs.The slate alone can't keep all the water out due to the line where the cap slates meet.Over time water will penetrate and loosen the slates and they will begin to droop and exacerbate the leakage .
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Harry Falconer
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 10:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dear Walter,

Thank you for the input. The superintendant agrees and will be redone. They DO have copper flashing on all hip and ridges.

Harry
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Tsomo
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 - 11:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am looking for someone who knows how to work with Japanese J type roofing tile. A 25 year old roof done with this tile needs some work.

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action:

Topics | Last Day | Last Week | Tree View | Search | User List | Help/Instructions | Program Credits Administration