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durability of slates for roofing

C. M. Watkins

durability of slates for roofing

by C. M. Watkins

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Published by H. M. Stationery Off. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Slate roofing.,
  • Slate.

  • Edition Notes

    At head of title: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.Building Research.

    Statementby C.M. Watkins.
    SeriesGreat Britain. Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research. Building Research Board. Bulletin -- no. 12
    ContributionsBrady, Frank Lawrence.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 14 p. :
    Number of Pages14
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18717960M

    Slate Roofing. If you are looking for a “lifetime” roofing system that will provide superior durability and add a distinctive touch of timeless beauty and curb appeal to your home, then consider investing in a natural slate roof. For centuries slate has been highly acclaimed for its natural beauty and longevity, unmatched by other materials. Fibre cement is a composite building and construction material, used mainly in roofing and facade products because of its strength and durability. One common use is in fiber cement siding on buildings.. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Fibre cement.

    The right roofing material adds personality to your home and increases curb roofs have been used for s of years and continues to be one of the longest lasting, high quality roofing .   Roofing slate is a special class of rock that can be split into tiles in the form of sheets that are impermeable, thin and of large sizes, for which reason they have been employed throughout the world in different constructions in environments with adverse climates. The extraction of slate and its use in roofing is probably as old as the use.

    Also available as an E-Book. Joseph Jenkins climbed on his first slate roof in , authored the first edition of The Slate Roof Bible in , and published the second edition in Both editions received national awards. Now, a dozen years later, Jenkins is still very active in the slate roofing industry. As the roof installer progresses up the roof, smaller and smaller slates are used, with the smallest slates, perhaps only 12 inches long, fastened near the top. The result is a roof that “graduates” in size from large at the bottom to small at the top, yielding an architectural style that is utterly unique and quite pleasing to the eye.


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Durability of slates for roofing by C. M. Watkins Download PDF EPUB FB2

Slate & Specialty Roofing. We are best known for our commitment to historic roofing methods, world-class craftsman, and professional integrity in all things.

With premium materials and no cut corners, our roof and metal work is as durable as our name. Among slate roofing companies, experience matters.

Slate is a classic and hearty roofing material that adds elegance and distinctiveness to your home, place of worship, or business.

Although slate can cost more to install, that initial expense is mitigated by its incredible longevity. With proper installation and routine maintenance slate roofs can last for a century (or longer).

The Durable Slate Company provides exceptional copper and metal roofing services, including, but not limited to standing seam, flat-lock, custom ornamental work and decorative chimney caps.

For small or large, curved or flat roofs, copper is a timeless, beautiful solution that can last centuries if installed by a skilled hand. The Durable Slate Company is an award winning slate and specialty roofing repair and install all types of natural slate, clay tile, and copper roofing, no matter the building type or project with durability of slates for roofing book of the largest stocks of slate and clay roofing tiles, we can match your original tiles for a nearly seamless repair or addition.

Natural slate has been used to roof buildings for a millennia and was brought to the New World by European settlers where the practice of slate roofing expanded significantly.

Nothing at the time – and nothing since, engineered or quarried – has been able to match the durability, essential beauty, and fire-proof qualities of natural slate. The Durable Slate Company installs all types of metal roofing including standing seam, batten seam, soldered flat lock, metal shingles, diamond pattern, and other custom systems.

With proper fastening, skilled handling of joints, and adequate consideration for thermal and building movement, a well-installed metal roof can last many decades with. Its durability, which sets it apart from other slates, is derived from its density and the geological formation found in that part of North Wales.

Welsh Slate roofing is commonly removed from roofs after years not because they have failed but because the roof timbers holding them up have failed. The Welsh slates may then be re-used.

As a roofing material, slate is unsurpassed in its durability and longevity and some slate tile producers guarantee their product for as much as years. Slate is also unequalled in its natural beauty, a beauty seemingly immune to the effects of time and the elements.

A slate roof intimates permanence and solidity. The Book of Roofs, Johns Manville, The combination of asbestos and cement resulted in fiber cement, which, when applied as roofing shingles, made for an extremely durable product weighing significantly less than clay and slate tiles.

Fiber-cement shingles that simulated the look of slate and clay were particularly common. Wood- paper- or perlite-reinforced Portland cement slate and shake products are not suitable for use as long-term roof coverings where they are expected to get wet.

The fundamental weakness such products exhibit is a lack of durability (cracking and disintegration) and dimensional instability (warping and cupping) in the presence of water.

It very well may prove to be true that synthetic slate is a durable material, but that has not yet been proven in the field. Pro – Environmental Benefits. When actual slate is pulled from the ground, it obviously cannot be replaced. On the other hand, there are plenty of composite roofing products which are made from recycled materials.

DISCOVER THE DURABILITY OF VERMONT SLATE ROOF. Nestled in the gentle hills of the Temiscouata region in south-eastern Quebec Canada; and in the rolling hills of the Green Mountains of Vermont; lies the finest natural slate deposits found anywhere in the world. Durability. Scottish slate has a well-earned reputation as a long-lasting material.

But slate from some areas is much more durable than slate from other locales. Research involving the experimental weathering of slates has found that two main factors affect slate’s durability.

Main factors affecting slate’s durability: mineral composition. shingled roof. Note that it is lapped UNDER the roofing paper to promote drainage. This extra membrane is thicker and more durable than roofing paper and is meant to prevent water leakage due to “ice dams” at the end of the roof.

The Durable Slate Company was founded in on old-fashioned principles: treat your customer right, build a quality product, and stand by it.

We know everything there is to know about slate and specialty roofing. Learn a bit more about the craft we love and maybe you'll come to love it, too. Typically 1/4” – 3/8” thick natural slate roof weight about – lbs/per square or 51 – 58 kg/m 2.

Clay tile is heavy weight roofing material and each square of tile roof. A properly repaired slate roof is a superb and durable roof. Certainly the roofer has to make an accurate assessment of the roof condition and to replace enough loose, damaged, or questionable slates such that the remaining life of the roof is not only long, but also such that additional frequent costly repairs are needed.

Grove City, PA. Finally, a book about slate roofing that is complete and up to date. This book is the most important tool for a slate roof project. Written for owners, architects, engineers, specifiers, installers and consultants, this book establishes a basis for communication and understanding for all s: 2.

Slate roof tiles are also extremely durable, outlasting the buildings they are installed on in some cases. In fact, installed and cared for properly it is not unheard of for a slate roof to last years or more.

In addition to being beautiful and durable, slate roof tiles are also fireproof and environmentally friendly. The beauty of authentic slate comes at a high cost, however, in terms of production, installation and durability: It's expensive to quarry, heavy to lift for transport and installation, fragile to cut and nail, and cracks easily once installed.

Synthetic slate shingles. This means you can install a high quality composite slate roof for about $15, on a simple 1, ranch or cape style home. Compared to real slate, these roofs are also lighter in weight, highly durable, and weather resistant, making them a premium, high-quality roofing material.Durable Slate gave me an estimate to repair my slate roof.

The estimate included three basic repairs, to replace broken/damaged slate, replace chimney flashings, and replace ridges and paint. The salesman also offered a ten year warranty on the entire roof if I did all three items at the same time.The Slate Roof Warehouse has the Slate Roof Bible, Slate Roofsand other roofing books, including downloadable PDF E-Books.