|Posted on Friday, July 08, 2005 - 05:14 pm: ||
Your advice would be helpful. I've just started installing my slate roof using 20 ga. stainless for the valleys. I read in the Bible, to use 18 ga. or heavier, however I thought that was a type-o because anyone using stainless knows it's tough to work with. I had the 304 bent in a brake to a 45 degree angle, which fits perfectly in the valley, and drilled 1/8" holes 1/2 " from the sides, and used ss screws to hold it to the deck.
My question.......is 20 ga. adaquate for long term valley use...i.e. won't wear out before the slates ? I could double up the 20 ga. until I run out if needed, then buy 18 ga. or heavier.
Thank you in advance for your help.
|Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 11:52 pm: ||
That should be way more than adequate. They might be able to use it again when the slate wears out!