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Joe Jenkins
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Post Number: 230
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 12:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The book was written before we had time to fully field test the various American roofing slates. Now, 80 years later, we have a much better idea of the longevity of domestic slates. The book was also written and illustrated by people who may not have been actively involved in the installation of slate roofs. The illustration of the roof brackets shown upside down in the book is a perfect example.
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Michael Joseph Bazikos
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 02:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Many years ago I read 'Slate Roofs', a reprint, and found it extremely interesting. It was supposedly written for homeowners. What I find curious about the book was that there was no mention of how to judge the quality of slate, as there is in the Slate Roof Bible. And no mention of the award of excellence given to Peach Bottom slate. In fact, the book gives the impression that Pennsylvania Slate is the most desirable, and that all slate will last as long as the building underneath it. Did the slate industry find that this book was skewed and some of its information flawed?

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