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STEVE T
Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - 12:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We are going to do a staggered butt roof installation job on a barn with 16",18",20" long by random widths with 3/8" to 1/2" thicknesses Any info or tricks that anyone would like to share.

Now I Tell me if this is right I have to use the smallest size slates pieces per square number for all the larger slate on the roof for the whole roof. Due to the fact that we will be using a 16 inch slate exposure or 6 inches ( for a 4 inch headlap) and the larger slates exposure is just for looks and does not gain any coverage on the roof.??? I HOPE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THIS.
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slateworks
Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - 06:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Steve,You have the general idea. Strike lines at 6.5"(3" headlap),Install your 16" & 18" slate to the line,The 20" slate you can install to the line or a little above the line same with your 18" slate just depends on what type of stagger you or your customer is looking for........Yes you have to go with 16" slate to figure out your total squares needed for the roof...just watch your side laps - We try to have at least 3" - Good Luck,From your slate description should turn out to be a Beautiful Roof.--Finally started to replace the Pa. Slate on our house with all my Scrap pcs of Vermont slate,Striking 6" lines and throwing on the slate,All colors,sizes,broken corners,cutting different angles ,points ect..Really like how it looks.

Take care, Ron
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Joe Jenkins (Admin)
Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - 07:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There is an article about staggered butt slating at http://www.traditionalroofing.com/TR3-staggered-butt.html.

There is a photo of one we just put on a small roof at http://www.joseph-jenkins.com/speaking_engagements.htm (scroll down to the last photo). The roof is 3 lengths (14", 18" and 20") with 4 colors of new slate: VT sea green (3/8 of roof surface), VT unfading purple (1/4), VT black (1/4), and VT unfading green (1/8), using 6 widths (7", 8", 9", 10", 11" and 12"). This slate was donated to the Natural Building Colloquium East (2005) by Camara Slate Company.

There are other photos at http://www.jenkinsslate.com/install_styles.htm.

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