A classic text on slate roof construction, now back in print
Master slate roof builder Joseph Jenkins has brought back into print the classic "Slate Roofs," first published in January, 1926, by the then nascent "National Slate Association."
Other than a slight adjustment to the title, to be more compatible with a 21st-century readership, and a few corrections and stylistic changes, almost all the information is presented exactly as in the original publication, including anachronistic references. For example, in the editor's 52 years in the slate roofing industry, he has never heard of nor seen a "flat slate roof" other than in this publication. However, this book contains a wealth of information on which today's modern slate roofing industry is based, and therefore remains a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in roofing, construction, architecture, and history. Included at the end of this publication are 21st-century guidelines for slate roof installation, repair, and restoration as published by the Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America, Inc., as well as excerpts from Jenkins' own 2016 Slate Roof Bible (3rd edition).