Slate Roof Repair Course
Slate Roof Repair, Restoration, and Maintenance
2022 Dates Currently Available (all Fridays): May 20,
May 27 (class is full), June 17, June 24, July 22, July 29, August 19, August 26. Fall classes are not scheduled yet.
Only 4 persons per class. Class is not initiated until the enrollment is full.
Duration: Approximately 9 hours. Location: Western Pennsylvania, USA.
This course is taught by Joe Jenkins, author of the Slate Roof Bible and Executive Director of the Slate Roofing Contractors Association. It runs from about 9 am until about 6 pm with a 1-hour break between roughly 1 and 2 pm. Local restaurants and hotels are minutes away. Address: 143 Forest Ln. Grove City, PA 16127 (near Barkeyville, PA). GPS Joseph Jenkins Inc.
About this 8-Hour Course: This official Slate Roofing Contractors Association introductory hands-on course includes approximately four hours of classroom time and four hours of work on a roof mockup. It covers the repair of slate roofs, restoration work on slate, and slate roof maintenance, including temporary and emergency repairs. An SRCA "Certificate of Completion" will be provided to students who complete the course.
Tools: We supply tools for the course, but if you want to use your own, buy this basic tool set. We provide a slate hammer, slate ripper, slate cutter, aviation snips, sheet metal tongs, chalk line, and chalk. You should bring a tool belt, tape measure, carpenter's pencil, and standard pliers.
Course Handouts Included: SRCA Slate Roof Repair Training Manual (146 pages), Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition (374 pages), Slate Roofs 1926 (130 pages).
If you register for both courses, you will be refunded $100 since you won't need a second copy of the Slate Roof Bible and Slate Roofs 1926.
Cost: $600.00/student (1/3 of which is the SRCA license fee).
If possible, extra content, such as soldering, will be offered after the class for those who want to stick around. This is not guaranteed.
Supervisors, foremen, bosses, etc., can sit in with their crew and audit the course at no extra charge. Persons auditing the course will not receive the course handouts, will not be able to conduct any hands-on training, nor will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.