Slate Roof Bible 3rd Edition E-Book

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Full color PDF, 374 pages, nearly 800 illustrations. 

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GOLD WINNER: 2017 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards
FIRST PLACE: 2017 Independent Press Awards
BRONZE MEDALIST: 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards
FINALIST: 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards
FINALIST: 2017 Foreword Magazine Indie Book of the Year Awards
FINALIST: 2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards
RUNNER UP: 2016 New England Book Festival
HONORABLE MENTION: 2016 Great Midwest Book Festival
HONORABLE MENTION: 2017 The Eric Hoffer Book Awards
HONORABLE MENTION: 2017 New York Book Festival
Score: 5.00 (votes: 2)
Reviews: 2
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"I’m a geologist, author, and retired college educator who has recently purchased your Slate Roof Bible and read it avidly. It Is both a terrific read and a tremendous resource. . . ."

"The third edition is really nice. I commend your attention to detail even on small items that I'm sure no one was losing sleep over. Overall the book was well done I enjoy reading it. Even after 40 years of slate roofing I still pick up details and tidbits that are new and interesting."

"I recently finished reading “the bible” cover to cover. Great book from historical context and should be read by everyone having a slate roof placed on their home."


"Jenkins effectively draws upon his many years of experience and expertise to provide a thoroughly 'user friendly' instruction manual regarding the craft of slate roof installation. Expanded sections include slate siding, eyebrow dormers, turrets, soldering, flashings, international slate, American slate history, slating styles, installation and repair tips, and trade secrets. 

Dozens of new color photographs have been added, as well as step-by-step illustrations and line drawings. Exceptionally well written, illustrated, organized and presented, 'The Slate Roof Bible: Everything You Need to Know About the World's Finest Roof' is especially recommended to the attention of architects, roofers, slate roof owners, architectural consultants, architectural history buffs, and anyone involved with the roofing industry."

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  • Feb 11, 2021, 01:30 PM
    Very informative book on Slate. Covers a lot from history of slate and slate manufacturing throughout the world, to recommended practices. Author shares a lot of personal and professional experiences with Slate... I would recommend the book to all parties interested, designers, installers, and building owners...
  • Nov 2, 2020, 10:19 AM
    You get the entire book, cover to cover, in full color, in PDF format, instantly.

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