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Wrong!!! Not when you’re talking about the fine craftsmanship of a Vermont black slate roofing installation. That’s exactly what I’m about to share with you. The installation occurred at the Victorian home I’ve been visiting while under construction.
This slate roof was no small task to complete. They used somewhere in the range of 100 square of Vermont black slate. That’s a LOT of slate to have to install on a private residence!
Roofing Underlayment: A Good Start
You have to start somewhere when you’re installing a roof and roofing underlayment is key. It prolongs the life of the roofing material, the roof itself and serves as a backup should the top layer of shingles or tiles fail to do their job.
In this case, a tough, new synthetic roofing underlayment material made by Interwrap that goes by the brand name of Titanium UDL 30 was their choice. It’s 6 times lighter and 20 times stronger than traditional 30# felt.
Here are some of the standout features of this new synthetic underlayment:
- 100% Recyclable
- 30 Yr Limited Warranty
- Inert to mold growth
- 6 month UV exposure
- Patented slip resistant technology (for installers)
- All temperature performance (-70 F to 212 F)
Slate Roofing: Vermont black
The style and color of slate they chose was Vermont black in a couple of different widths to add that extra touch of character. It was quarried and processed by the largest producer and supplier of roofing slate in the U.S., Evergreen Slate Company. They’ve got a great website with all kinds of tools to help you select the slate roof of your dreams. Check ’em out if you’re in the market.
Now for the slate roofing gallery I promised:
So there you have it. An extraordinary example of a classic slate roofing installation on a newly constructed Victorian home in Georgia. I’ll be posting another article soon on the slate roof on the turret of this house so check back soon.
Slate roofing definitions, sizes, weights and roofing patterns
I started as a home-stalker… visiting brand new homes under construction in the neighborhoods near my house. That inspired me to write about home building and home renovation projects — chronicling homes during different phases of construction from a consumer's point-of-view. Basically, the tips you'll find in my articles are a collection of checklists for what I think should (and should not) go into building or remodeling a quality home.