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Slate Roof Bible 2ND Editionby Joseph Jenkins
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Completely revised, greatly expanded and updated version of the award-winning "Slate Roof Bible, with 21 chapters including six that are new: International Roof Slate, European Slating Methods, Roof Inscriptions and Designs, Recycling Slate Roofs, and separate chapters on Chimneys and Valleys. The profusely illustrated full color format of this comprehensive book, with 330 color photos and hundreds of charts and line drawings, has elevated it into a work of art. Yet, the down-home writing style of Joseph Jenkins has converted a potentially tedious subject into a delight. With chapters on slate roof history, slate geology, roof safety, tools, installation, repairs, (lashings, and regional slate quarries, as well as sections on ceramic tile roofs, asbestos roofs, and flat-lock copper roofs, the "Slate Roof Bible is a fascinating book on its own, essential for anyone who wants to build naturally and permanently, and a must-have for architects, builders, roofers, designers, historians, and slate roof owners.
Book News Annotation:
Pennsylvania-based Jenkins is a slate roofing contractor, consultant, and author with 35-plus years of experience working on slate roofs. He provides a completely revised, expanded, and updated account of the history and lore of slate roofing, along with step-by-step instructions, trade secrets, and advice for those who design, install, repair, own, or simply enjoy the look of slate roofs. Illustrated throughout with b&w and color photographs, charts, and diagrams. Precise changes from the first to second edition are not specified. Distributed by Chelsea Green.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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