Post Number: 591
|Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 01:52 pm: ||
I would have someone who is knowledgeable about slate roofs take a close look at the gable edge (after seeing where the water is leaking inside). You may have a specific fault in a spot that is causing the leak. Also, the leak may not be coming from the roof. A seasoned slater with a lot of experience can track down the source of a leak.
Post Number: 45
|Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 06:16 pm: ||
Hogwash! - on not being able to use drip edge.
What needs to be done is remove the slate along the edge, install drip edge, and reinstall slate with slate sticking out past the drip edge 1". You will have to rework slate with some wider pieces accordingly, so you don't have little 2" slates every other row.
It's a relatively simple repair.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 10:58 am: ||
My 125 year slate roof in Bethlehem PA has served me well with the exception of one nagging problem. When rain blows sideways I get a leak from the back portion of the roof gable that was built without any overhang. I have been told the lack of an overhang prevents installation of a drip edge to prevent these sorts of leaks. The solution I have been given is caulk which only works for a short time. Any suggestions?