The Basics of Slate Tile Roofing

Slate tile roofing is one of the finest roofing materials in the world since, not only does it have a natural look, it is also very durable. Thus when installing this type of material, it is important that you know the basics of slate tile roofing. Here are the materials needed and the steps for installing slate tile roofing.

  • Ladder
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk marker
  • Slate hammer
  • Drills with masonry bit
  • Stainless steel nails

Step 1 -  Drill Holes On The Slate

Using a drill, drill little holes on the slate since this is where the stainless steel will be nailed through. For the right positioning of the holes, make sure that you refer to the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the slate.

Step 2 - Locate The Center Of The Roof

Use a tape measure to locate the center of the roof. This is where you will install the tiles first.

Step 3 - Mark The Area Where You Will Start

Mark the starting position using a chalk marker where you will install the slate roofing. Use a ladder to get to the roof and install the slate roof tiles to the roof.

Step 4 - Install The Slate Tile Roofing

Use a slate hammer to drive the stainless steel nails through the holes. Do this procedure until the roof is completely covered with slate tile roofing.