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Sue Christens
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 02:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

With a slate roof, if you look at the underside of the roof from within the attic space, would you see the felt?

My old farmhouse of indeterminate age has slate roofing and I can't see any evidence of "felt" from within the attic. All I see is the back of the slate and the boards to which the slates are attached.
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Spencer P.
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 03:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You really don't need felt with a slate roof. If it has the proper head lap for the pitch you will be just fine without felt. Felt was/is used on a slate roof to dry it in during the roofing process. Must be they framed your house then roofed it before they did any interior work therefore they wasn't too worried about leaking. I have seen hundreds of slate roofs without felt. No leaks no worries. Spencer P.

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