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Slate Roofing 101 Course

September 13, 2016 - September 15, 2016

New England Slate is offering a Roofing 101 Course taught by a European Master Slater with over 20 years experience, Jens Lehman.

The workshop is designed to be interactive and hands-on. Each roofing student will practice installation techniques on their own mock-up. They will be snapping chalk lines, laying drip edge and cant strip, installing starter course, field slates, hip & ridge slates and flashings. After the mock-up, students will learn and practice efficient repair techniques.

All attendees will be part of sessions designed to broaden your knowledge of slate. We will cover tips for effective estimating; and have session designed for networking and discussion.

Course Includes

  • Two nights (Sept. 13th and 14th) at The Panorama Motel in Hampton, NY.
  • Two breakfasts, three lunches, and a dinner (one dinner on your own)
  • Complete set of slate roofing tools necessary for the workshops:
    • Hammer, Ripper, Cutter & Slater’s Stake
  • The National Slate Association Book, Slate Roofs: Design & Installation Manual, 2010 Edition

This hands-on, introductory course is limited to 12 roofing students (maximum 2 per company). These 12 students should have a general knowledge of roofing but do not need slate specific experience. After the 3 day course, the students will be capable of installing a basic slate roof in accordance with industry best practices.

3-Day Workshop including lodging, most meals and a complete set of slate roofing tools.

*** We encourage company owners, estimators, sales people, and project managers to attend as well. There will be plenty of relevant sessions & discussions. Please call (802-287-2295) to discuss the best options for your company. ***


September 13, 2016
September 15, 2016
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New England Slate