|Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 08:45 pm: ||
I am having my Tudor house and out-buildings
reroofed in slate. They started with the pool
cabana house which has a hip roof. The roof has
four (4) ridges on each end converging at the
top ridge. They put the hip slates on the side
ridges first. As the 4 side ridges converged,
the hip slates overlapped, creating a "bulge".
Then they did the hips on the top ridge. The
top ridge hips piled on top of the converging
side ridge hips, have resulted in the top ridge
ends slanting acutely upward. The building now
looks like a Japanese Tea House!
These roofers seem to know slate roofing well
except for this. There must be a better way to
address this situation.
|Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2002 - 05:26 am: ||
The hip slates should be cut as they near the ridge so that only the same overlap as the field shingles is used -doubled exposure plus the headlap.the small pieces at the top will then need to be drilled and face nailed.The junctures of hip and ridge should have flashing under the cap slates,as well as the hip and ridge runs.The slate alone can't keep all the water out due to the line where the cap slates meet.Over time water will penetrate and loosen the slates and they will begin to droop and exacerbate the leakage .
|Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 10:02 am: ||
Thank you for the input. The superintendant agrees and will be redone. They DO have copper flashing on all hip and ridges.
|Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 - 11:57 am: ||
I am looking for someone who knows how to work with Japanese J type roofing tile. A 25 year old roof done with this tile needs some work.