Post Number: 22
|Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:07 am: ||
What do you mean by "flush with the roof line"? Photos would be very helpful..
Post Number: 719
|Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - 11:00 am: ||
Post a photo?
Post Number: 884
|Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 05:44 pm: ||
On a curve like that you would just use a smaller slate and shorten the exposure till you got thru the curve. For God's sake, they had the old pattern right in front of them!
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 11:24 am: ||
Replacing my 1924 slate roof due to hail damage. The roof line slopes into a gradual concave curve at the front of the house. On the old roof, the slates were relatively flush with the roof line. But with the new roof, there is about an inch gap along the edge between the decking and slate at the largest part of the curve - about a foot long.
The contractor says the old roof had smaller slates with insufficient headlap along the curve (that's how they were able to get it flush in 1924) - and that putting a straight rigid slate along a concave surface while giving it sufficient headlap would naturally result in a gap.
We're concerned with water getting in that gap. Contractor's solution was putting smaller pieces of slate into the gap between the roof and decking.
Is that the typical way such a gap is handled? Thanks for any input.