Slate

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Building a Slate-Tile Deck

Strong framing and proper substrate details reduce the chances of cracking More

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Products

Replacement windows & doors; interior millwork; slate & tile roofing More

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A New Way to Install Slate Roofs

This batten and clip system reduces the slate required to cover the roof by nearly... More

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Repairing Slate Roofs

With good technique and matching materials, repairs to a slate roof can be... More

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Backfill: Slate Is Final

Siding with slate More

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Trade Talk: Algae on Asphalt Shingles

Algae on asphalt shingles More

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Have Asphalt Shingles Improved?

Eight years ago, JLC took a look at widespread reports of cracking and splitting... More

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Roofing With Concrete Tile

An experienced roofing contractor describes the details that make for a... More

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Alternative Roofing Materials

Plastic, metal and fiber-cement shingles and panels make for durable, fire-resistant roofs — without sacrificing good looks. More

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Leakproof Details for Shallow Roofs

Conventional steep-slope roofing materials can be made watertight even on low slopes. Here are some details and techniques that work. More

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