07 31 26 Slate Shingles

07 31 26 Slate Shingles


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2

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8.5" x 11"

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Slate Shingles

Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify natural slate shingles and underlayment.

 

Natural slate shingles have a very long life expectancy.

 

Three classes of slate shingles are available based on required life expectancy.

 

Shingles are extremely heavy and require significant structure to support them. A professional engineer should be consulted to determine framing and sheathing requirements.

 

Underlayment requirements vary depending on roof slope, from a single layer of roofing felt to rubberized asphalt and synthetic. Similarly, valley construction varies depending on slope.

 

For information regarding selection and detailing of slate shingles refer to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Roofing Manual: Steep-Slope Roof Systems, available from NRCA at www.nrca.net.

 

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Slate Shingles

 

       
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