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Slate Roofing and Repair Techniques

A skilled installer shows how to work with slate tiles

Length: 5:44
Produced By: Gary Junken

John Mahan, of Mahan Slate Roofing Company in Springfield Massachusetts, demonstrates basic slate-roofing techniques: how to cut a slate to size, how to punch a hole with a slater's hammer, and how to replace a damaged slate.

For more on slate and other time-tested roofing materials, see Harrison McCampbell's article, 5 Roofs That Will Last a Lifetime.


Video by: Gary Junken

From Fine Homebuilding185
February 1, 2007