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InterNACHI Field Guide for the Inspection of Slate Roofs

Price: $14.99
Item Number: 0110
Manufacturer: InterNACHI
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InterNACHI Field Guide for the Inspection of Slate Roofs

This is a PDF download, not a book.  You will receive a link via email to download the PDF after purchasing. 

Written by the author of the InterNACHI Certified Roof Inspector Course, Kenton Shepard.

This 44 page field guide , containing over 75 photographs, is meant to be used as a tool to help identify problems with slate roofs. It includes information and photographs on:
  • types of slate and their characteristics
  • the production of slate roof tiles,
  • installation requirements and problems
  • the typical aging process
  • moisture damage
  • hail damage
  • footfall damage
  • Slate roof inspection
It includes references that will help in identifying the slate quarry of origin and its grade.

Introduction, 1
Slate Formation and Production, 2
   • Slate Characteristics, 9
   • Slate grades, 10
   • Slate installation, 11
Inspecting slate Roofs, 13
Types of Slate, 14
Slate Roof Styles, 20
Installation, 24
   • Field slates, 24
   • Fasteners, 25
   • Flashing, 27
   • Valleys, 29
   • Hips, 30
   • Ridge, 32
Snowguards, 35
Repairs, 37
Damage, 40
   • Hail, 40
   • Moisture, 42
   • Ice, 42

***PDF is 95 MB in size, so allow some time for the download to occur.  We STRONGLY recommend that you do this on a high speed internet connection.  You will need Adobe Reader 7.0 or newer or a similar PDF reader.