"Full of history, lore, and useful advice, Jenkins has written a fascinating book, spiced with humor and warmed with passion"--Doylestown Intelligencer Record (Philadelphia)
"If you could earn a doctorate in slate roof, this book is probably the only book you'd need."--Lancaster Farming News
"Jenkins has provided the roofing community with a definitive, single-source manual for slate roofing."--RCI (Roof Consultants Institute) Interface
"Jenkins tells his tale with pizazz and rollicking humor..."--Boston Sunday Globe
"The Slate Roof Bible is a fine book, filled with fascinating information about slate..."--Fine Homebuilding
From the Publisher
The Slate Roof Bible, 2nd Edition, Completely Revised, Expanded and Updated!
Understanding, Installing, and Restoring the World's Finest Roof
What's new in the second edition? The original book was 287 pages; the second edition, despite serious space saving efforts, will total about 320 pages. The original 2 part book is now a 3 part book: Understanding Slate Roofs, Installing Slate Roofs, and Restoring Slate Roofs. The book will have 21 chapters instead of the original 15. New chapters include European Slating Methods, International Roof Slate, Roof Inscriptions and Designs, plus separate chapters for Flashing, for Recycling Slate Roofs, for Chimneys, and for Valleys, and an additional catch-all chapter for miscellaneous roofing systems often associated with slate roofs (such as soldered-seam copper roofs and ceramic tile roofs). You will now find illustrated sections on eyebrow dormers, rounded valleys, turrets, and other interesting roof details unique to slate roofs. You will also find approximately 361 photographs (195 in the 1st edition) and over 229 illustrations (175 in the 1st edition) adorning our new book, including a host of step-by-step installation, maintenance, repair and restoration drawings, as well as many photos showing the inimitable beauty that only a slate roof can display. And best of all, the entire book is printed in color. You can't do justice to slate roofs in black and white!