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ROOFING INSPECTION & REPAIR
AMERICAN CEMWOOD ROOFING
BEST ROOFING PRACTICES
BUILT UP ROOFS
CATHEDRAL CEILING VENTILATION
CERTIFICATIONS for ROOFING CONTRACTORS
CHIMNEY FLASHING Mistakes & Leaks
COLD WEATHER ROOF TROUBLE
DECKS, ROOFTOP CONSTRUCTION
EPDM, RUBBER, PVC ROOFING
EXTRACTIVE BLEEDING on SHINGLES
FIRE RETARDANT PLYWOOD
FLASHING on BUILDINGS
FLAT ROOF MOISTURE & CONDENSATION
Green House or Solarium Roof Leaks
HEAT TAPES & CABLES on Roofs for Ice Dams
ROOF ICE DAM LEAKS
MASONITE WOODRUF FIBERBOARD ROOFING
NOISE CONTROL for ROOFS
PLASTIC ROOFING TYPES
PVC, EPDM, RUBBER ROOFING
ROOF ARCHITECTURAL STYLES - PHOTO GUIDE
ROOF CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS
ROOF COLOR RECOMMENDATIONS
ROOF INSPECTION SAFETY & LIMITS
ROOF LEAK DIAGNOSIS & REPAIR
ROOF NOISE TRANSMISSION
ROOF REPLACEMENT SNAFUs
ROOFING FELT UNDERLAYMENT REQUIREMENTS
ROOFING MATERIALS, Age, Types
SADDLE CONSTRUCTION at CHIMNEYS
SNOW GUARDS & SNOW BRAKES
STANDARDS for ROOFING
STRESS SKIN INSULATED PANELS
TEST LABS - ROOF SHINGLE
TREES & SHRUBS, TRIM OFF BUILDING
TRUSSES, Floor & Roof
UNDERLAYMENT REQUIREMENTS on ROOFS
VENTILATION in BUILDINGS
WALK-ON ROOF SURFACES
WARRANTIES for ROOF SHINGLES
WORKMANSHIP & ROOF DAMAGE
Slate roof inspection class, free, online: this is a classroom presentation on the inspection, diagnosis, and estimate of remaining life of slate roofs. It was made to home inspectors in New York and has been used in other states in the U.S.
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by Daniel Friedman
This course outline reviews key considerations in evaluating slate roofing on historic or other buildings. Its presentation is intended to be accompanied by a collection of photographs and drawings. As time permits the author will place in this document links to representative samples of those illustrations.
Readers of this page should see Slate Roofs by Alan Carson and Daniel Friedman, for a detailed description of slate roof inspection procedures, slate roof materials, slate roof defects, slate and slate replacement sources.
Identifying Slate Roofs
Slate Roof Life
Quality of Slate
Slate is stone, unique to quarry where mined
Color and appearance are clues but not sure
Slate Colors (continued)
Quality of Slate
Sketches of Slate Patterns
Slate Inspection Mistakes
Don't "Pass" a Worn Out Slate Roof: Criteria
Don't "Fail" or Replace a Good Slate Roof
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