PHOTO GUIDE to STEEP SLATE ROOFS - CONTENTS: photographs & inspection examples for roofing slates on steep & vertical building surfaces such as steeples, the steep side of mansard roofs, and church towers.
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Steep & vertical slope slate installations:
Photographs of slate used on steep roofs, vertical surfaces, and steeples. This slate roofing photo library shows various kinds of roofing slate, slate roof colors, slate
roof patterns, and roofing slate defects.
This photographic dictionary of roofing slates is a supplement
to our detailed article (links at the "More Reading" links at the bottom of this article ) describing procedures for evaluating the condition of slate roofing.
Photo Guide to Installations of Slates on Steep Roofs, Mansards, Steeples, or Vertical Wall Surfaces
Mansard roof Slate on steep pitch, very good condition in this case; careful nailing, perhaps extra nails, may be used when installing slate or any nailed-roofing material on a very steep or vertical surface such as this mansard slate roof.
Because steep sloped roofs of any design shed water quickly the roofs tend to be long-lived. I expect to find failed slate fasteners as the main reason slates are falling or failing on an older steep slate roof.
Mansard slate, note slipping slate - check condition of fasteners
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